Freedom of the Press is an inherent right of all free people. The extension of that right to electronic media has been established with the revolution in computer technology and the Internet. No longer is that right granted only to print media. Smartphones have opened the door for on- location recording/reporting of evens that would never be accessible in such a timely fashion by the print media photographers and journalists. Despite the availability of this technology it is highly recommended that our journalist possess high end photography equipment, for assignments.
An Indonesian pop band “Seventeen”performing on the beach at the Tanjung Lesung Beach Resort in west Java was swept away when a tsunami hit on Saturday, December 22, 2018. This video footage recorded with an iPhone appeared on Facebook shortly afterwards. The next day it appeared on all major news channels.
Everyone has a powerful video camera in their pocket: a smartphone. And with a little practice and access to a few key tips, even you – yes, you – can start recording great footage, blogging, or even record an indie film or documentary using just smartphones.
The iPhone continues to be a seismic disruptor in the photography world with a sensor and camera software so sophisticated, photographers and videographers are producing beautiful, publishable work indistinguishable from more expensive dedicated cameras. A growing number of television commercials are being shot with iOS devices giving everyone an extraordinary opportunity to participate in the news gathering process as a photojournalist, photographer or videographer or create documentaries and even movies. To give an example, the entire movie Tangerine, was done with two iPhones.
We encourage multiple submissions from citizens around the world who want to share their various viewpoints journalistically and photographically. All submissions to APA are judged by their professionalism and timeliness as to their newsworthy relevance, artistic expression and technical merit.
Our editorial policy governing submissions is to accept all comments/photos/videos without editorial limitations but will not permit any hate literature or infringements on other people’s privacy and rights.
We encourage an active dialogue from all our members and non-members. This site is not just for the academic and the established press; it is for any citizen who feel they have a story, image or video of substance and importance to share with others. American Press Association Facebook page is an open venue for anyone to express his opinion and share a story. Keep in mind that all submitted suggestions are governed by Facebook terms.
We welcome and always appreciate your suggestions and ideas. As noted above, we may use feedback or suggestions submitted by the community without any restriction or obligation to provide compensation for them or keep them confidential.
How do I obtain press credentials if I do not work for a newspaper or magazine or if I am a freelancer?
Contact us for more information and requirements on how you can become an active member of APA and receive press credentials.
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