James W. Brown offers some wonderful insight into the world of visual journalism.

“If you want the body of your work in journalism to be visual, you need to master capturing the moments that move people emotionally, that help explain situations that are difficult to describe in words, or that preserve history.

“Students who enter the School of Journalism today must recognize that the communications world today requires you to acquire—and polish—as many skills as possible to be competitive. Aspiring writers have to be able to produce photojournalism, video story telling and multimedia presentations. Photographers have to be able to gather information and present that information in words. You may not excel in areas all skills, but you have to be professionally competent in all. The job market now will tolerate no less.”

Read the rest of Brown’s article here.