2014 Awards Days Discussion Sessions

The 2014 Awards Days hosted a number of discussions where experts and professionals were able to learn and share about industry issues.

Here we present a series of articles outlining the following discussions:

Security and safety issues in (photo)journalism
In the past decade, more than 600 journalists have been killed while exercising their profession. Many more were injured, attacked, imprisoned, kidnapped or suppressed while exercising their critical role in society. During this session, various safety and security issues faced by journalists working in conflict zones will be discussed, as well as ways for the industry to help prevent and reduce dangers to media workers in such situations.
Article I: The Issues
Article II: Prevention

Current practices and accepted standards in manipulation
The manipulation of images poses a major challenge for the credibility of photojournalism, and this year World Press Photo took new steps to deal with the issue in relation to the contest. This session will discuss these procedures as well as how members of the photojournalism community think the challenges of manipulation should be understood and handled.

Making multimedia – strategies in digital storytelling
Though multimedia can no longer be considered new, it is still in a state of constant change. A panel of practitioners point to current examples of digital storytelling that make the most of the medium. Are there trends in experimentation that could lead to future standards? What does the perfect multimedia team look like? Are there strategies for modest production environments?

AWARDS DAYS DISCUSSION SESSIONS:

Making multimedia – strategies in digital storytelling

Awards Days Discussion Sessions:

Security and Safety Issues for Media Workers, part I

Awards Days Discussion Sessions:

Security and Safety Issues for Media Workers, part II