Week 6 Assignments

Post 5: Photo Assignment due Saturday at 8 p.m.
Students must go somewhere and photograph an event/topic/people related to their beat. Post a series of photos, a photo gallery, or slideshow.

Assignment requirements:

  • You must take your own photos.
  • Take more photos than you need. Try to take 50+ images. Post only your strongest images.
  • Aim to post 3-5 strong images. It can be more if you like. Use your judgment on how many images are needed to tell the story. But 3 strong photos is better than 10 mediocre photos.
  • Aim for photos of people, faces, and action. They are more interesting than photos of things.
  • Get full names of subjects – first and last.
  • Your photographs should show real events, real people, and real places in real-time. Do not stage or manipulate your subject or photos.
  • Take a variety of images; a mix of wide, medium, and close-ups.
  • Write introductory text or photo captions. Use text for names, locations, and date. Your photo caption should convey information that is not available in the images. Don’t repeat the information that is obvious in photograph.
  • Write a descriptive, compelling headline with key words.
  • Five keyword tags.
-Read JournalismNext Chapter 5 – Visual storytelling with photographs
-Read “Look at Me!” by Maureen Tkacik, Columbia Journalism Review

About Nick DiUlio

My name is Nick DiUlio, a freelance writer and editor from New Jersey. I have been passionate about the craft of writing since I was old enough to spell, and this love has led to a successful career in journalism and creative nonfiction. As a freelancer, I have covered a wide range of topics and personalities, as my published work has focused on everything from profiles of artists and important political figures to hard-news stories with both national and local appeal; from restaurant and beverage reviews to tips on fashion and finance; from health and wellness pieces to celebrity Q&A’s. My work has appeared in several local, regional and national publications—both in print and online—including Philadelphia Magazine, Slate.com, Miller-McCune, New Jersey Monthly, Eating Well, and Delaware Today. Additionally, I am the South Jersey Bureau Chief for New Jersey Monthly and an adjunct journalism professor at Rowan University. To be sure, the broadness of my body of work seems only to be matched by my boundless interest in almost every subject imaginable (except Warren Zevon). Check out some of my most recently published work here.
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