By Katie Navarra, AAEA Podcast Host Journalists compete with hobbies, family, technology and other interests to grab their audiences’ attention, especially since we’re living in the “age of distraction.” In this episode, award winning Writer and Photographer Holly Spangler shares her strategies for creating content that resonates with her readers. She is an executive editor … Read More
Month: April 2021
Wait. I Have to Write Something?
By: Holly Spangler, AAEA 2014 Past President Looking for irony? I was asked to write about overcoming writer’s block, and I’m writing this at 9:48 p.m. on a Wednesday night. Well past deadline. So if you’re questioning whether I’m the right person to write this, you’re right on. But here’s what I know: every single … Read More
The Top 5 Tools You Always Carry on the Road
By: David Ekstrom, AAEA Member As many of us are traveling on photography or video trips, we often come across situations where we think to ourselves, “it would be nice to have that”. Here are five items that are in my gear bag on the road. Dependable Portable Hard Drive Backing up photos or videos … Read More
Who Influences You?
Finding a path in the field of photojournalism By: Kerri Lotven, AAEA Member My photography story seems pretty typical. I received my first camera as a gift sometime in my formative years – I’m guessing around age 12. You hear that a lot from photographers. It’s so common, in fact, I rolled my eyes a … Read More
Thoughts from AAEA 2011 Past President Steve Fairchild
For an editor of a certain age, an unsettling moment arrives as you consider what to include in a retrospective column. Mostly because you realize that you are getting old. Such a moment came, sharply, today as I did mental math to pinpoint the year I joined AAEA. If my math is correct, it was … Read More
Helping New Writers Hit Their Storytelling Stride
Young writers and seasoned editors can benefit from personal writing style By Mindy Ward, AAEA President-Elect “Dorsey the Dorset” by Cassidy Ward. It was the first original work of my then 8-year-old daughter. If you just searched Amazon for a copy, you realized it cannot be added to your cart. It was never published. However, … Read More