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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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A Photojournalistic Confession

Poynter's Visual Journalism leader comes clean about dodging and burning, and why it's important to restrain the "Hand of God." Read More
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Kenny Irby: Debriefing Molly McMillin and Jaime Oppenheimer

A note about these transcripts: In the spirit of extending the reach of the conference as much as possible, we’re making available these lightly edited transcripts to journalists interested in pursuing issues covered in the discussions and presentations at Poynter. The transcriber did her best to capture as much of the proceedings as possible, as accurately as possible, but you … Read More
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Raines Developed a Visual Legacy

When New York Times Executive Editor Howell Raines resigned Thursday, he left behind an important and lasting legacy, including this: he advanced visual journalism at the Gray Lady to an all-time high. Today, the paper is viewed as a dynamic and innovative visual publication, one that respects and integrates effective visual reporting. The resignations of Raines and Managing Editor Gerald Boyd were … Read More
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Combining Forces: AFP and Getty Team Up

This week's announcement that Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Getty Images are teaming together has drawn some interest in the photojournalism community.This isn't quite the case of a guppy swallowing a whale, but it certainly does present a new option for news photo editors.'"We know that folks are watching us," said Michael Sargent, vice president for news services at … Read More
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They're Out!

Poynter's Kenny Irby was on the phone with Newsday's Asst. ME when the news broke and he shares the staffer's story. Read More
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When Images Connect with Communities

Poynter's Kenny Irby talks with a St. Petersburg Times photographer whose pictures tell the story of an altercation between a Florida woman and a police officer. Read More
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A Conversation with J. Albert Diaz

In 2002, J. Albert Diaz won the ASNE award for Community Photojournalism. Poynter's Kenny Irby talked with Diaz about his award-winning project. Poynter: What drew you into this project and how did it get started? Diaz: I work in the Broward bureau of The Miami Herald, and this project started in early 2000. My inspiration … Read More
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A Digital Icon in Time

Cardiologist, space enthusiast and amateur photographer Dr. Scott Lieberman on capturing "the digital image that played around the world." Read More
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A Trick of the Camera

There's been a mini-controversy brewing across Tampa Bay amid rumors of photo manipulation. Kenny Irby explains its likely source. Read More
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'Now is the Time'

Two major sports magazines are going completely digital with their Super Bowl coverage, and Poynter's Kenny Irby is there, behind the lens, with a look at what it means for the industry. Read More
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Magazine Covers: Photojournalism or Illustration?

Are you an avid sports fan, like me? And did you watch Super Bowl XXXV and witness the superb defensive effort by the Baltimore Ravens, the hard-hitting replays, and exquisite execution of a masterful game plan? If yes is your answer, then you probably could not wait to see the world-class photo coverage by … Read More
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