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The Future of Photojournalism

The pros seem to be up in arms about how citizen journalists are killing photojournalism, which has been a debate that's been going on for decades now, so it's not really all that new. But that's not to say that their concerns are unfounded.

"Professional" photojournalists in Cuba have for years viewed it as their duty to report on only what the Cuban government dictates they cover, not what's actually happening in Cuba.

Which isn't really "journalism" at all, is it?

With that in mind, allow me to introduce you to Luis Felipe Rojas, who is a citizen of Cuba that is actually doing journalism, by every definition of the word. He covers the protests suppressed by Cuban thugs. He even documents who the Cuban thugs are. His stories give readers a sense of what life in Communist Cuba is really all about—None of which you can find by reading Reuters or the Associated Press.

This, my friends, is photojournalism, whether the old hands want to admit it or not. By bringing the truth to the public, amateurs have truly become the new professional.

  NewsInFocus

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