Bag’s Take-Away:
One of the major and most serious developments in news gathering over these past few years has been the targeting of photojournalists by police. It’s not often, though, we get visuals of it. Photos like this one from Portugal, of an attack on an AFP photographer, are important to be seen to raise the awareness of press freedom and “visual rights” especially in the this age of crackdowns against social media-infused protests.
via  Reuters Photos Editor’s Choice
( credit: Hugo Correia/Reuters caption:  A policeman strikes AFP photojournalist Patricia Melo during the Portuguese general strike in Lisbon March 22, 2012. Portugal faces a general strike by workers angered by austerity measures imposed as a condition of a 78-billion euro bailout last year but doubts remain as to whether Thursday’s stoppage will receive widespread support.) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

One of the major and most serious developments in news gathering over these past few years has been the targeting of photojournalists by police. It’s not often, though, we get visuals of it. Photos like this one from Portugal, of an attack on an AFP photographer, are important to be seen to raise the awareness of press freedom and “visual rights” especially in the this age of crackdowns against social media-infused protests.

via Reuters Photos Editor’s Choice

( credit: Hugo Correia/Reuters caption: A policeman strikes AFP photojournalist Patricia Melo during the Portuguese general strike in Lisbon March 22, 2012. Portugal faces a general strike by workers angered by austerity measures imposed as a condition of a 78-billion euro bailout last year but doubts remain as to whether Thursday’s stoppage will receive widespread support.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Someone, somewhere, taught young Barack Obama that thanking someone for a compliment in their own language (in this case, sign language) was kind and polite. He’s too well-mannered to be president.

via YouTube and The Daily What

(caption: Following a speaking event at Prince Georges Community College in Largo last week, President Obama was greeted by a young deaf man who signed “I am proud of you” in ASL. The young man later said he was floored when the president signed back “thank you.”)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Glad to see The New York Times is manning the Yearbook Desk!

Oddly, The Times ran three separate articles today, each with high school photos. The trip down memory lane included: Michael Bloomberg, alleged Afghan civilian killer Sgt. Robert Bales, and rouge retiring Goldman Sachs exec Greg Smith.

Top Photo:via The New York Times, New York Region, Middle Photo:via The New York Times, Bottom Photo: via The New York Times Weekly Business Photos

(photo credits: Top PhotoEvan McGlinn/The New York Times caption: A 1960 graduate of Medford High School, Michael R. Bloomberg was described as “argumentative” in his yearbook’s class dictionary. He captained the debate team and slide rule club, and briefly worked as a “home room dues agent.” A bright, intense young man, Mr. Bloomberg was a middling but ambitious student, bored by his high school classes and dreaming of a career in New York City. Middle Photo Ty William Wright/The New York Times caption: Staff Sgt. Robert Bales graduated from Norwood High School in Ohio in 1991. He was described as a busy, popular student and played on the school’s football team. Bottom Photo King David Schools Foundation, via Reuters caption: A former Goldman Sachs banker, Greg Smith, left, in a picture from a 1996 school magazine. Mr. Smith resigned from Goldman Sachs on Wednesday in a public letter that harshly criticized the company’s culture.)

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