Visuals have value and so do Visual Journalists

As the leaders of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Associated Press Photo Managers (APPM) and The Kalish Visual Editing Workshop, we represent thousands of visual journalists, photo editors, educators and newsroom leaders. We join them in profound disappointment in The Poynter Institute’s recent article that casually advised journalists to select free stock photos for…

Mallory Benedict, 2017 APPM Conference Speaker

Mallory Benedict is a digital photo editor for National Geographic where she works on original cross-platform storytelling on the website, Instagram and Snapchat. She is also Managing Director of Women Photograph, an initiative designed to elevate the voice of female visual journalists. It consists of an online database of over 500 female and non-binary photographers…

Ben Kreimer, 2017 APPM Conference Speaker

Ben Kreimer is an independent journalism technologist telling stories with drones, 360° video, and 3D virtual reality. Ben introduced 360° video to BuzzFeed as the Beta Fellow in their Open Lab, a media R&D space. He co-produced many of BuzzFeed’s early 360° videos, including their first, which has received over six million views. He takes…