All communicators must understand the power and responsibility that comes with our role as storytellers and gatekeepers of information.
Join me in exploring what it means to be a responsible — rather than
merely proficient — communicator. New here? This blog can get you started.
For most of my adult life, I’ve been certain I’d never do a Ph.D., but, as stated in the SOJC’s viewbook, “Great researchers find a thread that fascinates them, and they don’t stop pulling until they’ve unraveled the truth.”
Photo releases exist to protect organizations rather than the people in the photos.
The press release released by the Minneapolis Police Department following the murder of George Floyd should make all communicators consider how organization-first thinking can justify only telling our preferred narrative.
People of color and individuals from traditionally marginalized populations have seen images of themselves or people like them misused over and over again. Communicators must rethink how we think of photography.