The Denver Post’s Tim Rasmussen held a talk at the 2011 AP Managing Editor’s conference. The Journal-Register’s Matt Derienzo live-tweeted some great tips for using photos to enhance your website and tell stories.
Craig Walker of the Denver Post won a 2010 Pulitzer Prize in photography for his photo essay following a young soldier from recruitment through deployment. I highly recommend you take a look – it’s fantastic.
|Project Main Menu – Ian Fisher – American Soldier | The Denver Post | From Basic Training to Iraq and Back | Photos, Videos, Extras
For 27 months, Ian Fisher, his parents and friends, and the U.S. Army allowed Denver Post photographer, Craig F. Walker, and reporters to watch and chronicle his recruitment, induction, training, deployment, and, finally, his return from combat.
|The story behind The Denver Post photo Pulitzer — The Society for News Design — SND
In February, Craig F. Walker of the Denver Post earned a gold medal in SND’s Best of News Design competition for his story chronicling the journey of Ian Fisher from high school student to Iraq War veteran. It was one of only 5 gold medals awarded among over 10,000 entries in the competition.
One very important takeaway from Rasmussen’s conference talk: Photo galleries aren’t just traffic bait. They’re stories.
The attention on photos paid off, especially on mobile devices.
|Wall Street Journal expands video production for iPad audience | Poynter.
Beet.TV | Reuters | The New York Times The Wall Street Journal is expanding its production of live and recorded video to meet a growing demand from advertisers and iPad users. This week it launched the WSJ Live iPad app, with free access to about four hours of live video reports each day, plus on-demand clips.
My favorite quote. This could be said for many new technologies.
Derienzo has also made his own Storify summary of the talk, which includes additional information on Rasmussen’s speech.
How photography has driven web growth for the Denver Post
Tim Rasmussen, assistant managing editor for photography at the Denver Post, shared a workshop on “Transforming Your Photo Department in the Digital Age” September 15 at a joint conference of the Associated Press Media Editors (formerly Associated Press Managing Editors) and the Associated Press Photo Managers.