March illuminates opioid crisis

Hundreds participated in the March in Black along Kensington Avenue in Philadelphia to bring awareness to the crisis of opioid addiction in the city Thursday evening, also in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day. More than 900 overdose deaths were recorded in the city during 2016 and this year’s total is expected to be hundreds…

The Professionals’ Approach

I spent nearly 25 years working as a full-time newspaper and wire service photojournalist and picked up a few laurels along the way but no recognition pleases me more than finding my pictures in another new edition of “Photojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach” by Ken Kobre. My enthusiasm stems from the fact that I gleaned tips…

Maybe I belong here

Today marks 25 years since I first moved to Philadelphia. I spent 17 at the Philadelphia Daily News, where I also found many of my best friends — and I might write a little bit more about that gig in a few days. (I basically got fired in less than a week.) Most of us…

Preparing students for the DNC in Philadelphia

For the past six months, and for every waking minute in recent days, I have been managing operations for a project we call the Temple DNC News Bureau, in my role with the Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University. From now through the end of the Democratic Convention, you can catch reports from…

Scopin’ out The Media Consortium

The Media Consortium — an international network of over 70 leading independent progressive journalism organizations — has invited me to talk about Periscope for journalists when they hold their #TMC2016 conference in Philadelphia next month. Here’s more info on my session:Beyond Facebook and Twitter ” TMC Media 2016 Share this!

Going under

While in Aruba last week, Kathy and I spent one afternoon viewing reefs, sea life and shipwrecks 130 beneath the ocean’s surface through the oversized porthole of an Atlantis VI submarine. I posted more photos on Instagram: Into the Deep: Kathy got me to take a submarine down to some reefs and shipwrecks off Aruba this…