On Tuesday, Feb. 24, our #EdShift chat will cover the future of professional photojournalism. Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern Time / 12 p.m. Central Time / 10 a.m. Pacific Time as we discuss uncertainties about careers in photojournalism in a media landscape more visual than ever. Despite wildly popular technologies like Instagram and increased use of images by audiences, some news organizations (Sports Illustrated, most recently) are retreating from full-time photo staffs, leading to all sorts of questions and criticisms. What does this mean for photojournalism and for educators and students?
The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with special guests Kat Duncan, board member of Associated Press Board Photo Managers, Kenny Irby of the Poynter Institute, Curt Chandler of Penn State University, Mark Johnson of the University of Georgia and James Buck, former Washington Post innovations editor. A Storify of the chat will be added to this page after the chat.