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I just found this piece, a great great piece, on photographers covering stories in conflict zones, most notably and recently, Libya, Syria, and Egypt.  The story is about Guy Martin, whom the New York Times calls “an emerging photojournalist,” and his life as a photojournalists who always found a way to be in the middle of the action. The piece includes details given to the Times by close friends. Martin was recently injured in the attack that killed Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, as well as injuring Michael Christopher Brown. Due to his injuries sustained in the attack, Martin had to undergo extensive  surgery.

Click the link above to read the entire piece and to see Martin’s work in Libya, among other countries.

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Photo courtesy of the Austin Chronicle

 

 

Recently, on March 7th, Arianna Huffington sat down for an interview with Andrew Goldman, even though Bill Keller, the Executive Editor of the New York Times, attacked the Huffington Post in the magazine. This interview left many wondering why Huffington would agree to be interviewed.

It was recently revealed, though, that Huffington sat down with the New York Times Magazine, prior to Keller’s piece being published on March 10th. Huffington Post spokesman Mario Ruiz also revealed that there was a follow-up discussion after the Keller piece ran.

 

It has come to my attention on my mediabistros’s daily newsfeed that the New York Times has contacted Ian Adelman, a great digital designer, to help makeover their wesbite.

The Times is hoping that this will give their website a new look and feel, attracting more readers on a daily basis.  The position of a digital designer at the Times has sat vacant since Khoi Vinh resigned in July to pursue freelance work.

Best of luck to Adelman! I like the look of the Times’ website, though. Not sure how much more user-friendly and interactive it can get.

Photo courtesy of The New York Times.

Mark Zuckerberg is a busy, busy man. He is currently running a social networking site that is not only helping people all over the world stay connected, but it is also toppling governments without even trying. Facebook had its hand in riling citizens up to protest AND bring down the governments of Egypt and Tunisia. Wael Ghonim used the site to gain support for protests against former President Hosni Mubarak.

What gets me thinking, though, is why haven’t Facebook officials said anything about their role? According to this New York Times article, those Facebook officials are worried that government around the world will begin to crack down on the popular site, denying access to those who try and sign on.

This fear is understandable yet Zuckerberg has to face the facts that Facebook is no longer just a social networking tool. He also must realize that he is going to have to make a statement on the recent acts. The world is waiting.