Photojournalism is capable of moving people in ways that few other media can. Some photos have changed the way we see the world-and sometimes have changed the world itself-in the 150 years since photography became a practical method of reporting. While taste and technology change, a truthful and well-executed image is timeless and remains essential to the discipline. The emphasis in this class will be on digital photojournalism, as practiced in newsrooms and magazines across the country, including Photoshop. We will also discuss the legal and ethical issues that confront photojournalists on a daily basis, and study best practices advocated by the National Press Photographers Association and other groups. Students will complete a variety of assignments, including news, sports, features, and the photo essay.