Tuesday, March 2, 2010

First Monday Speaker - Colin Mulvany

The second "First Monday" speaker series event was held March 1st with photojournalist Colin Mulvany giving a presentation on the significance of social documentary photography and the need for professional journalism.

Colin described the impact the internet has had on professional journalism and the convergence of still photography and video journalism.  More than 100 newspapers have closed in the past year while consumer interest in news content has grown tremendously.  Mr. Mulvany described the need for large watchdog media outlets to keep government agencies and large corporations accountable for their actions and gave examples of how his work has directly impacted public policy.

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