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Michael Shaw

Berkeley, CA
Publisher — Reading The Pictures
Covers:  instagram, news photos, visual media, media, politics, visual politics, photography, twitter, visual spin, photojournalism, visual culture

Dedicated to the daily analysis of news photos and media images. Official feed of the non-profit Reading The Pictures. Also writing for @CJR.

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Biography

Michael Shaw is a Clinical Psychologist, an analyst of news photos and visual journalism, and a frequent lecturer and writer on visual politics and media literacy. His research has dealt with creative process visual thinking and how metaphors can lead to psychological insight. The founder and pu...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Same as the one I have now. Publisher of BagNewsNotes.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Certainly. For years.

How is social media changing news?

How isn't it? Picture-wise, the photo has come into its own as a stand-alone communication vehicle and editorial entity.