The Dart Center

The Dart Center is another organization conflict journalists should have on their rolodex. The center offers fellowships and, once a year, gives out a nice chunk of change to journalists who win their Dart Award, which acknowledges  some of the journalism's best efforts in covering violence and its  victims. The Detroit Free Press team of Jeff Seidel (writer) and Eric Seals (photographer) won last year's $10,000 award for a six-part series that looked "at the impact of homicide on family, police, bystanders" and the Detroit itself.

Useful Charity Link

Charity.org is a good quick resource to see what several international aid organizations are up to. Provides info on current programs and contacts,

Upcoming ICP EXhibitions Dec-Feb

Two interesting photo exhibitions coming up at ICP on Dec 9. Che! Revolution and Commerce looks at the lasting impression of Alberto Korda's 1960 photograph of the revolutionary figure. Ken Light: Coal Hollow looks at the lives left after the coal companies in West Virginia have closed up shop.  For more information contact the ICP Museum Gallery at 212-857-0000.

Final Salute project at the Rocky Mountain News

I encourage you to take a look at this excellent Rocky Mountain News multi-media project, Final Salute. Here's the lede: They are the troops that nobody wants to see, carrying a message that no military family ever wants to hear. It begins with a knock at the door. For the past year, the Rocky Mountain News has followed Maj. Steve Beck as he takes on the most difficult duty of his career: casualty notification. As Beck and his comrades at Buckley Air Force Base keep constant watch over the caskets of the men they never knew, the Marines also comfort the families of the fallen, and choke back tears of their own. It's all part of a tradition that started in 1775: Never leave a Marine behind. After the knock on the door, the story has only begun. 

Poll

Which Photo Agency Is Hardest To Deal With? (Please use the comment section to address some of the issues you see.)
Getty
29%
Corbis
7%
Sipa
5%
Blackstar
4%
WireImage
6%
Panos
1%
Agency VU
2%
Lookat Photos
4%
VII
6%
Magnum
11%
Aurora
1%
Gamma
5%
WPN
5%
Zuma Press
8%
Polaris
5%
Total votes: 690
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