The primary role of a College Heights Herald photojournalist is to be a strong visual storyteller. By photographing, editing, and presenting images in the Herald and on our website, we need you to tell a story in a way that no one else in our community can. From photographing greek events, to WKU sports, to breaking news on campus and nearby, the subject matter can vary greatly and so can the issues.
… photojournalism has its tremendous rewards and it’s wonderful work. In what other work can you wander aimlessly with a camera around your neck, armed only with your personal interest and your eyes? -Larry Towell
As a WKU Herald staff photographer, it’s your responsibility to be the not only the best photographer that you can be, we expect you to be a strong reporter and writer. Let the words you write enhance your images and further explain the moments that support the story.
You need to be familiar with the tools of the trade. Please use this site as a resource to help you find those tools and be the strongest staffer you can be.
- Take photographs at assignments or events
- Cull and edit your images
- Capture images in an authentic and ethical manner
- Write copy, captions or headlines to accompany photos
- Use image-editing software such as Photoshop to edit images following ethical guidelines
- Pitch ideas and photographs to editorial staff
- Communicate with editors and reporters to make sure the best story possible is told.
Here’s some links to help you out:
Photojournalist’s Tool Kit