A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

March 6th, 2007 • Quill Archives
Bridging the generation gap

Will Murphy couldn’t believe it. After all, he recalled being “tickled pink” in 1973, when he landed his first reporting job as a stringer for a weekly newspaper. Years of journalism awaited, and he had caught a fingerhold. That’s why, as news director at National Public Radio’s WFIU in Bloomington, Ind.,

March 8th, 2005 • Quill Archives
From Darkrooms to Digital

News photographers in the field hear the question all the time. Someone looks at their considerable camera and asks, “Is that digital?” These days, in fact, you’d be hard pressed to find any newspaper photographer whose camera is not. During the past half-dozen years, digital cameras have swept aside their film predecessors (and accompanying darkrooms) as the tool of choice among newspapers.