Webinar: Photojournalism in the digital age / 25-26 October

14.10.2021 Source:

Webinars: “Trust in media: Photojournalism in the digital age” where will discuss the role of photojournalists, the challenges many of them are facing and how to mitigate risks to health and safety.

The webinars will take place on 25 and 26 October, from 1 to 3.15 PM, online
You can register for day 1 here and for day 2 here


Day 1: Monday 25 October 2021, 13:00 – 15:15 (CET)

13:00 – 13:15: Introduction 

Radomir Krackovic, Vice-President of Journalists’ Union of Montenegro (TUMM)
Renate Schroeder, EFJ Director

13:15 – 14:15: A picture is worth a thousand words?

Compelling photographs are central to good story-telling. This panel will explore the role of photojournalists in the digital age and the challenges they face – ethics, diversity, picture manipulation/editing and making their work paid in a competitive market flooded with user-generated images. 

Keynote: Emilio Morenatti, Pulitzer Prize photojournalist, Associated Press (TBC)

Lars Boering,  Director of European Journalism Centre (EJC)
Axelle de Russé, French photojournalist

14:15 – 14:50: Deep-dive: Lars Boering on business models and NN on diversity

14:50 – 15:15: Reporting from break-out sections and Wrapping up


Day 2 – Tuesday 26 October 2021, 13:00 – 15:15 (CET)

13:00 – 13:05: Recap & introduction 

Yuk Lan Wong, EFJ policy and project officer

13:05 – 14:05: Photojournalists at risk

Photojournalists regularly put themselves at risk because of their jobs. They are easily identified, they carry heavy, often expensive equipment, and by necessity need to be close to the action, all making them particularly vulnerable. Legal restrictions such as security law, data protection law also prevent them from doing their jobs. What can be done to migrate these risks and limitations?

Markus Pentikäinen, photojournalist, Finland
Sitara Thalia Ambrosio, freelance photojournalist, Germany
Boris Pejovic, photojournalist and board member of TUMM, Montenegro
Michael Trammer, freelance journalist, Germany

Moderator: Oddrun Midtbø, freelance journalist, Norway

14: 05 – 15:05: Union campaigns to promote photojournalism and photojournalists

Milen van Boldrik, NVJ, The Netherlands
Natasha Hirst, NUJ Photographer Council, UK

Facilitator: Yannis Kotsifos, ESIEMTH

15:05 – 15:15: Conclusion and ending


This activity is part of a two-year project “Trust in Journalism” launched by the EFJ and is co-funded by the European Commission (DG EMPL).