4:45pm - 5:45pm
Talk: The State of the News Photo

With its increasing prominence in our visual culture, growing editorial and social media impact, shifting looks and aesthetics, and ever new forms of presentation, this is an exciting time to be following news photos. Michael Shaw, the only full-time news photo analyst and publisher of the visual politics site,, assesses the current state of the news photograph.
Presented by: Michael Shaw

About BagNewsNotes:
Michael Shaw is a clinical psychologist and publisher of the award-winning visual politics site, BagNewsNotes. BNN is the only site dedicated 100% to visual politics and the analysis of news images. Closely followed by the visual media, the political blogosphere and university communications programs, BAGnews was a '06 Webby finalist for Best Political Blog and a credentialed blogger at the '08 Democratic National Convention. BNN also topped's 2011 list of Best Photo Blogs.

Michael has lectured widely on the politics and media dynamics of news imagery. Previously, Michael served as the consulting psychotherapist at The Southern California Institute of Architecture and Otis College of Art and Design.