Rules for Photojournalism in the age of social media – Thoughts of a Bohemian

The world of photojournalism has changed but photojournalists do not seem to have noticed. Either schooled by tired teachers repeating the same outdated mantra to wide-eyed students or self-taught by blindly following obsolete rules, they are hitting a wall of incomprehension and misunderstanding. The result is an unhealthy combination of painful frustration and very poor reach. Change is long overdue and for this purpose, here are some preliminary elements for a better understanding.