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Photography, notes, commentary and much more from former Reporter Online Editor Chris Stanley.

Friday, April 30, 2010

A moment in time

What are you doing on Sunday, May 2 at 11:00 am (ET)?
Take a picture and send it to this project:
NYT: A Moment in Time

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bridge game

Fun with reflections behind the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association building:

And my assistant for this photo shoot:

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Call of Duty

Two Reuters employees (a driver and a photographer) were killed in Iraq when an Apache helicopter fired upon a group of insurgents. Video of the incident was leaked to WikiLeaks:
Warning: Disturbing footage.

Here is a New York Times article about the incident.
There is also a healthy debate about this under the video on YouTube.
This is modern warfare.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Here is an example of checkbook journalism at its worst:
NYT: Web buzzing over possible new version of the iPhone
To be clear, it's not the NYT in question here, but rather one of my favorite gadget sites Gizmodo.
Depending on how you think things like this play out, somebody 'found' a next-generation iPhone prototype in a San Jose bar, and sold it to Gizmodo.
They proceeded to photograph, analyze and even rip it apart, documenting their findings in great detail on their site. The result: millions of hits.
Now it is possible that Apple 'leaked' the unit in an effort to gain some free publicity, but this is not their usual tactic.
Perhaps it was a disgruntled employee, but again, that would be unusual for Apple.
This story is disturbing for two reasons - first being the idea that somebody can buy 'lost' property from the finder. I would call that fencing.
Second, once Gizmodo had the phone, they clearly understood what they had, and who it belonged to. Analyzing the phone publicly and tearing apart it at best ethically questionable, and possibly criminal. Gizmodo claims their lawyers cleared the vandalism and story, but even if it was legal (and even if Apple was secretly complicit), that doesn't make it right.
Have we become such zombies to this gadget that we are willing to throw ethics out the window just to find out a juicy detail or two about it?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sunday afternoon at the ESC

When you play baseball with your kids near a bunch of news crews staking out a meeting between the school board and the teacher's union, this happens:

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I was honored to be featured as one of three speakers at a journalism seminar at Bucks County Community College Wednesday morning. Each year the college invites students and the public to check out the media facilities at their beautiful Newtown campus (it really is something) and interact with working professionals in various journalism-related fields. This year I appeared with Bill Johnson and Rachel Canelli from the Bucks County Courier Times to talk about journalists 'doing it all' - using new technology to reach our readers in many different ways. I webcast the entire seminar, which you can see here (note to my vast fan club - I am the third speaker):

This was a great experience, despite the fact that I'm not one who generally likes appearing before a crowd with a booming microphone (but hey, you have to get over that in this job). I concentrated mostly on talking about videos, but spent some time on the new community outreach efforts at JRC, the parent company of The Reporter.
I love sharing what I do with students and the public, and hope that this showed in my presentation.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Space residue

Former Reporter Chief Photographer Willard Krieble sent this awesome photo today from Florida. It's residue left over from the space shuttle launch early this morning.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Moving magazines

What can you do with a magazine on the iPad? Check this:

VIV Mag Featurette: A Digital Magazine Motion Cover and Feature for the iPad from Alexx Henry on Vimeo.