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Posts by Kenneth Irby

About Kenneth Irby

Kenny founded Poynter's photojournalism program in 1995. He teaches in seminars and consults in areas of photojournalism, leadership, ethics and diversity.
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The Eyes of the Storm: Reflections from Gulf Coast Photojournalists

A year after what surely was America's most devastating natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina has become a household name. Among those exposed to the impact of ravaging wind and water were photojournalists. For them, memories of covering the storm and its aftermath remain. For Ted Jackson of New Orleans' Times-Picayune, one of the lingering moments of the coverage was … Read More
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Staying Safe While Covering Katrina

New York Times photographer Vincent Laforet and others offer tips for journalists in New Orleans. PLUS: A gallery of Laforet's photos Read More
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St. Pete Times Reporter Shot While in Baton Rouge Covering Katrina's Aftermath

By Kenny Irby On the brink of exhaustion after sleeping in his rental vehicle for four days, St. Petersburg Times staff writer Marcus Franklin, 34, was shot in the abdomen around 11:30 p.m. on Monday. At the time of the shooting, Franklin said he had filed his story and was setting out to locate the Baton Rouge Motel 6 … Read More
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The Coaching Life

The transition from player to coach -- or from photographer to photo editor -- must begin with a recognition that the rewards for each are different. Read More
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