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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The Future of Professional Photojournalism: Perceptions of Risk
Authors: Hadland, Adrian
Lambert, Paul
Campbell, David
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Keywords: change
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Hadland A, Lambert P & Campbell D (2016) The Future of Professional Photojournalism: Perceptions of Risk, Journalism Practice, 10 (7), pp. 820-832.
Abstract: The work practices of the professional photojournalist are currently undergoing rapid change in the digital era. New technologies, new platforms and new methods of visual storytelling are exerting a range of pressures and influences that require photojournalists to adapt and respond in different ways. The changes provoke a number of questions that are critical to the future of professional photojournalism: What are the new risks being faced by photojournalists? How are the transformations in the media economy affecting photojournalists’ employment? What does this mean for image quality? How do photojournalists think about the manipulation of images or the staging of events? Given the rise of citizen journalism, digital technology and social media, will there even be professional photojournalists in the future? This paper presents some of the results and new analysis from the first international study into the current state and future of professional photojournalism, with a specific focus on risk and on perceptions of risk among photographers. The results indicate a high degree of risk is experienced among professional photographers with a very strong correlation to the country in which they are based.
Type: Journal Article
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Affiliation: Communications, Media and Culture
Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology
World Press Photo Foundation

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