There are basically three types of photographs you will take as a JEMUN photo journalist.
1. Photographs to Support JEMUN Newspaper Articles- Newspaper journalists may ask you to help them capture photographs that will enhance their writing. The newspaper journalists will usually require 1 or 2 images for each news article they write. You will also work with the newspaper journalists to help them write captions for the photos you take.
2: Photographs for your own Creative Photo Story- For this type, the number of photographs can range from a single picture to as many as ten for one single publication. For each publication, you should include a short introduction in English and Japanese and also add captions to the photos in English. The introduction and photos will be added to JEMUN Journalism website as a digital gallery and shared to the JEMUN Journalism Facebook page.
3. Photographs to document each day of the JEMUN Conference- At the end of each day, you and the other photojournalist will work together and select 20 photographs that highlight the day. These 20 photographs must include captions in English and an overall summary of the day in English and Japanese.
I’m sure you have your favourite camera and possibly photography software on your own computer that you are accustomed to using, so please feel free to bring your own camera and computer to JEMUN 2017. If you’d like us to prepare a computer for your role, please let us know in advance.
While delegates and most journalists are assigned to particular meeting rooms, you and your photojournalist partner are free to roam the entire conference to capture your visual stories.
At the JEMUN Conference, Newspaper Journalists will follow the planning to production steps shown below.
Step #1:Finish editing your photos and captions according to the JEMUN Journalism guidelines.
Step #2:Decide on the headline of your photo publication.
Step #3:Get your photos, headline, summary, and captions checked by your adviser.
Step #4:Get your photos, headline, summary, and captions checked by the editor-in-chief.
Step #5:Save your photos as .jpeg files and name them in the order you’d like them to appear in the slideshow. Example: Photo 1/10 would be the first photo in a slideshow of 10 photos.
Step #7:Write your summary and photo captions in a word document. Label the photos clearly. Example: Photo 1/12: (caption) Photo 2/12: (caption)
Step #8:Put your photos and captions document in a folder on a USB memory stick. Name the folder as the number of your submission. Example: First, Second, Third,….
Step #9:Give the editor-in-chief a photo submission form and the USB memory stick.
Step #10: The editor-in-chief will inform the photojournalist when their slideshow has been uploaded by returning the request form.
Step #11: The photo journalist will update the coverage board.
TIPS FOR PHOTO CAPTIONS -Get to the point! -Explain, communicate, give more. -Leave out the obvious. -Include Names -Be consistent with your style. -Copy edit carefully. -Remember, cutlines are important. -Good cutlines, or photo captions, do more than simply explain a photo; they lure readers into the story. -Cutlines accomplish four important things: -Explain the action. -Name the principal people in the photo. -Explain how the photo relates to the story. -Note the important or telling details in the photo.
TIPS FOR WRITING CUTLINES -Does the caption answer the relevant who, what, where, when and why questions? -Is it written in present tense? -Is it written in active voice? -Does the cutline thoroughly identify all prominent people? -Does it identify subjects from left to right? -Are the names spelled correctly? -Does it include identifying information that is appropriate to the story? -If it includes quotations, are they accurate and properly attributed? -Are all mysterious objects or circumstances clearly explained? -Does it tell when the scene happened? -Does it tell where it was taken? -Does the cutline go beyond the obvious, expanding on what is visible in the photo? -Example: If there is a photo of a female delegate holding a placard, you don't need to write that she is holding her placard. Let the picture tell the story. Add what is not evident in the photo.
All of the JEMUN Photojournalists are required to do a JEMUN pre-conference assignment. This is due on or before June 12th, 2017.
JEMUN goes beyond most traditional MUN conferences by providing participants with a variety of unique educational learning opportunities. Students can be a Country Delegate, Video Journalist, Newspaper Journalist, Podcast Journalist, Cartoon Journalist, Videographer, Social Media Journalist, Translator, Interpreter, Country Delegate using LEGO, Chair, Assistant Chair, Editor-in-Chief, or Magazine Editor. While the conference language is in English, there are also journalism roles in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. To avoid disappointment, apply early for JEMUN 2017. If you have any questions about the conference, don't hesitate to get in contact. See you at JEMUN 2017!