PLAN A PICTURE STORY SEQUENCE
Describe the steps necessary to plan a picture story sequence.
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by correctly responding
to 80 percent of the multiple-choice test covering planning a picture story
Learning Event 1:
DESCRIBE PHOTOJOURNALISTIC TECHNIQUES
Photojournalism is, in short, a procedure for telling a
As a profession, it has survived the sensationalism
common in earlier days. Today, photojournalism enjoys a top spot as a means of
The circulation-building possibilities of pictorial
material are recognized and respected by both newspapers and magazines. Of the
two, only magazines have fully exploited the appeal of this product.
magazine was the medium that elevated photojournalism to the status of a
professional skill. It provided the reproduction and the publication needed to
bring the photojournalist's product before the public.
Growth of photojournalism.
Initially, certain types of news media used
photography in lavish quantities to boost circulation.
Some resorted to
photographic sensationalism to shock and startle the reader, often distorting
It was found, however, that photojournalism's longevity depended
upon reporting with sincerity.
The more aggressive publishers began using
pictorial documentaries, picture stories, and picture essays.
picture services and wirephoto networks were established to meet the demands
for timely picture reporting.
Professional integrity was emphasized by the
respected newspapers and prominent magazines. Today, they rely largely on the
wire services to supply their picture and feature requirements.