Photojournalism

Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that employs images in order to tell a news story. It is now usually understood to refer only to still images, but in some cases the term also refers to video used in broadcast journalism. Photojournalism is distinguished from other close branches of photography (e.g., documentary photography, social documentary photography, street photography or celebrity photography) by complying with a rigid ethical framework which demands that the work be both honest and impartial whilst telling the story in strictly journalistic terms. Photojournalists create pictures that contribute to the news media, and help communities connect with one other. Photojournalists must be well informed and knowledgeable about events happening right outside their door. They deliver news in a creative format that is not only informative, but also entertaining.

Like a writer, a photojournalist is a reporter, but he or she must often make decisions instantly and carry photographic equipment, often while exposed to significant obstacles (e.g., physical danger, weather, crowds, physical access).

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Matching Photojournalism Colleges

Syracuse University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $55,920 average out-state tuition; $55,920 average in-state tuition

Ohio University-Main Campus

Four or more years; Public; $22,810 average out-state tuition; $12,840 average in-state tuition

University of Central Oklahoma

Four or more years; Public; $17,709 average out-state tuition; $6,822 average in-state tuition

Central Michigan University

Four or more years; Public; $12,644 average out-state tuition; $12,644 average in-state tuition

George Washington University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $57,894 average out-state tuition; $57,894 average in-state tuition

Western Kentucky University

Four or more years; Public; $27,000 average out-state tuition; $10,992 average in-state tuition

Columbia College Chicago

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $26,610 average out-state tuition; $26,610 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Photojournalism Majors

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Forever Miss America Scholarship

Miss America Pageant

$5,000 Varies See Details
 

Forever Miss America Scholarship

Miss America Pageant

award

$5,000

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Editorial Freelancers Association Ruth Mullen Memorial Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

$5,000 June 17, 2024 See Details
 

Editorial Freelancers Association Ruth Mullen Memorial Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

award

$5,000

deadline

June 17, 2024
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Eye of the Eagle Wladyslaw Zachariasiewicz Memorial Journalism Scholarship

American Council for Polish Culture

$5,000 June 30, 2024 See Details
 

Eye of the Eagle Wladyslaw Zachariasiewicz Memorial Journalism Scholarship

American Council for Polish Culture

award

$5,000

deadline

June 30, 2024
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Milwaukee Journal - Sentinel Minority Scholarship

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - College of Letters and Science

$3,500 Varies See Details
 

Milwaukee Journal - Sentinel Minority Scholarship

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - College of Letters and Science

award

$3,500

deadline

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Oakland Press Scholarship

Oakland University

Up to $3,000 Varies See Details
 

Oakland Press Scholarship

Oakland University

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Up to $3,000

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Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Award

Broadcast Education Association

$3,000 October 16, 2024 See Details
 

Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Award

Broadcast Education Association

award

$3,000

deadline

October 16, 2024
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Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarship

Overseas Press Club Foundation

Up to $4,000 December 01, 2024 See Details
 

Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarship

Overseas Press Club Foundation

award

Up to $4,000

deadline

December 01, 2024
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Fred Rogers Scholarship

Saint Vincent College

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Fred Rogers Scholarship

Saint Vincent College

award

$2,500

deadline

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Bernard Horton Family Memorial Scholarship in Journalism

University of Wyoming - College of Arts and Sciences

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Bernard Horton Family Memorial Scholarship in Journalism

University of Wyoming - College of Arts and Sciences

award

$2,500

deadline

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Edward Nicholas Orr, IV Scholarship

Glenville State College

$2,500 July 19, 2024 See Details
 

Edward Nicholas Orr, IV Scholarship

Glenville State College

award

$2,500

deadline

July 19, 2024
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