The photos in a publication are usually the first element to catch the readers’ eye. Ensure the best possible photos by providing clear checklists for making, editing and storing quality images, and stating well-defined policies regarding expectations for professional conduct and handling equipment.
I am an Emmy-award winning television writer/producer and experienced journalism educator and this comprehensive PHOTOJOURNALIST STAFF MANUAL provides everything the media adviser needs to select and oversee the school media’s photojournalism staff.
You’ll receive the 86-page PHOTOJOURNALIST STAFF MANUAL as a customizable Word document. It includes detailed checklists and technical tips, forms and legal contracts, and even links to resources for additional creative, technical, and legal instruction. As an added BONUS, this staff manual includes complete job descriptions for every member of the publication staff, a tremendous resource for defining staff needs and workflow responsibilities.
THIS PHOTOJOURNALISM STAFF MANUAL INCLUDES:
Introduction // Statement of Ownership // Mission Statement
Student Media Staff – Job Descriptions & Responsibilities
General Staff Conduct & Expectations
Policy Regarding Dismissal from Staff
PHOTOGRAPHY STAFF RULES AND PROCEDURES
Understanding the Camera
Camera Care & Handling
Equipment Check-Out Procedures
Photography STUDENT CONTRACT
Equipment REQUEST FORM
Student CONTRACT FOR RIGHTS TO CREATIVE WORKS
Collaborating with Staff
Composition/Elements of a Good Photo
Shooting Events – Visual Storytelling
Freedom of Information Laws
Attending Public Meetings
Requesting Open Records
Privacy Issues and RULES FOR NEWSGATHERING
Personal Release form
Location Release form
Footage/Photo/Image License form
Handling Sensitive Issues/Funerals/Death
Publication policy regarding news coverage of the death of a student, teacher, administrator, or school employee.