CPIJ Photo Night at the P&P: John Tlumacki on covering the Boston Marathon bombing

Marathon TerrorTWO TERRORIST BOMBS EXPLODED AT THE BOSTON MARATHON KILLING THREE PEOPLE AND IJURING AN ESTIMATED 264 PEOPLE. THE FIRST BOMB EXPLODED LESS THAN 50 FEET FROM THE FINISH LINE ON BOYLSTON STREET IN A CROWD OF SPECTATORS. FIRST RESPONDERS ACTED QUICKLY TO HELP THE INJURED, SOME USED T-SHIRTS TO WRAP AROUND LEGS TO STOP THE BLEEDING. IT WAS UNCERTAIN AT THE MOMENT WHETHER ANOTHER BOMB WOULD EXPLODE NEAR THE FINISH LINE. IN A CRUEL TWIST OF IRONY, THE IJURED WERE RACED ACROSS THE FINISH LINE WHERE MINUTES BEFORE JUBILANT RUNNERS HAD CROSSED.

Photograph by Boston Globe staff photographer John Tlumacki

John Tlumacki of The Boston Globe will present his coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing at the next Photo Night at the Pen and Pencil Club, Tuesday, April 29 at 8 p.m.

John Tlumacki’s work was among the photography cited when the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting was award to the staff of The Boston Globe. Tlumacki was also an individual Pulitzer finalist for Breaking News Photography this year, was named the National Press Photographers Association’s 2014 Photojournalist of the Year, and one of his marathon bombing photos was honored by The World Press Photo Competition.

Tlumacki has been a staff photographer for the Globe since 1981. He was photographing runners at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon when the first of two bombs exploded 50 feet from him. His photographs of those moments appeared around the world.

Pembroke-1/8/2008- John Tlumacki- photo by Debee Tlumacki

John Tlumacki

Tlumacki is a general assignment photographer and has covered three Winter Olympic Games, and numerous Super Bowls and World Series games, including the Red Sox victory in 2013. He photographed war refugees in Uganda, returning home from a brutal civil war in 1986, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Tlumacki graduated from the College of Communications at Boston University, and worked as a photographer for Massachusetts Senator Edward Brooke and for United Press International in Boston before joining the Globe. Tlumacki lives with his wife Debee in Pembroke, Massachusetts.

Tlumacki’s visit is supported Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies at Drexel Univeristy. He will also be in attendance for the opening of the 2014 World Press Photo Exhibition one night later, on April 30th at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University.

Note: Our previously scheduled event featuring David Maialetti has been rescheduled in order for him to participate in the World Press event.

Photo Night at the Pen and Pencil is now directed under the auspices of the Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University.

Contact us via info@cpijournalism.org to suggest Photo Night speakers, or if you have any questions or concerns.

Photo nights are open to the CPIJ community as well as the Philadelphia photojournalism community, Pen and Pencil Club members and their guests. However, all attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend events at the P&P.

 

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Community leaders and journalists meet in Northeast Philadelphia


The Center for Public Interest Journalism recently organized our latest community conversation, hosted this time at the Mayfair Community Development Corporation in Northeast Philadelphia.

Journalists discussed how to find the right reporters, how to pitch and tell stories, and the realities of limited newsroom resources, while community leaders talked about advocating for their neighborhoods in periods of change and adaptation.

The Center has been leading a series of conversations on news coverage of diverse communities in Philadelphia, including previous events at the Media Mobilizing Project, Norris Square Civic Association, Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church and Asian Arts InitiativeThe events have been moderated by Temple Journalism Professor George Miller.

Please share your observations and suggestions for next steps and future events in the comments area below, on our Facebook page or via Twitter @CPIJournalism.

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Register now for BarCamp NewsInnovation at Temple

BarCamp NewsInnovation, Philadelphia’s annual, one-day national un-conference on journalism innovation and the future of news, will take place on April 26th at Annenberg Hall, on the main campus of Temple University in Philadelphia. This year’s keynote presenter will be Amanda Zamora, the senior engagement editor at ProPublica.

Register now for early-bird $5 tickets; or attend for free with a valid student ID. More info: http://bcniphilly.com #bcni14

Take a look back at #bcni13 with this overview including interviews with Chris Wink of Technically MediaAndrew Mendelson of CPIJ and the Temple University Department of JournalismAmy Quinn of PlanPhilly and NewsWorks, and Temple ’12 journalism grad Matt Petrillo of @News13ssptv@FSRN and @NarrativelyNY.

In case you haven’t been to a barcamp, it is a user-generated conference — or un-conference — where everyone is encouraged to present and expected to participate in a grid of workshops that develop throughout the day. It feels something like social media in the face-to-face world.

If you are traveling to Philadelphia for #bcni14 and would like to apply for support, please complete this form before midnight on Sunday, April 13.

Doors will open at 9 a.m. and the presentations will start at 10 a.m. After an hour break for lunch at 12 p.m., the last presentations will start at 4 p.m. (FAQs)

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Philadelphia journalists: Catch a ride to the next CPIJ community conversation, April 3rd in Northeast Philadelphia

Reserve your spot now to join the Center for Public Interest Journalism for our next community conversation, focusing on the Holmesburg, Mayfair and Tacony communities of Northeast Philadelphia. We will gather at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 3rd at the offices of the Mayfair Community Development Corporation, at 2990 St. Vincent Street.

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Journalists gather with community leaders at our last community conversation, at the Media Mobilizing Project in West Philadelphia last fall.

Participating organizations include the Mayfair CDC, Mayfair Civic, Holmesburg Civic Association, Tacony Civic Association, Mayfair Business Association, Mayfair Town Watch, Tacony/Holmesburg Town Watch and the Northeast Quality of Life Coalition.

CPIJ will provide sandwiches at the event and free transportation, leaving from the Temple University Center City campus at 15th and Market Streets at 6:15 p.m., with a return trip after the meeting.

You can RSVP now to attend the meeting, and please indicate in the form’s comments box if you will be joining us for the ride.

Temple University Journalism Professor George Miller will moderate once again.

Watch our videos to learn more: CPIJ has been organizing series of conversations on news coverage of diverse communities in Philadelphia, including previous events at Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church, Asian Arts Initiative the Norris Square Civic Association and at the Media Mobilizing Project. A complete video report will follow this event as well.

Please share your observations and suggestions for next steps and future events in the comments area below, on our Facebook page or via Twitter @CPIJournalism.

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CPIJ hosts watchdog reporting workshop in Center City

1The Center for Public Interest Journalism played host this week to a two-day Watchdog Reporting Workshop, led by the Mark Horvit, executive director of Investigative Reporters & Editors, and Beth Daley, investigative reporter and director of partnerships at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, both pictured at left.

The workshop taught the basics including how to mine the internet for information that leads to compelling stories, how to crunch data, how to conduct an investigative interview and how to investigate businesses and nonprofits.

The sessions and the follow-up training were offered for free, thanks to the support from Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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Learn about CPIJ support scheduled for future conferences at cpijournalism.org.

 

 

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