Awesome new colleague alert! Tumblr, what should we do with Megan here on tumblr? Would you be interested in a Q&A? Or perhaps an AirTime! Or maybe we should make a Megan gif of her first day? Open to ideas…
PICTURE DEPT is a new venue for photography presented by the award-winning Newsweek & The Daily Beast photo teams. As photo sharing has exploded online with services like Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, and others, there has never been more content available for viewing. But as more great, new photography venues are created, it is increasingly hard to keep up with the seemingly endless stream—and to find the very best of what’s out there. PICTURE DEPT is designed to both filter and condense this information into a single resource. The site includes curated photo features and recommendations of the best of what is happening in photography—not just from Newsweek & The Daily Beast but also from Tumblr, around the Web, and the world beyond the computer screen.
About the name:
When we decided to create a photo Tumblr, we turned to the amazing Newsweek archives for inspiration, and there we discovered a battered metal box that contained hundreds of faded yellow 4 x 6 note cards. On each card was the date of an issue of the magazine and the complete listing of its photo spreads. And they were all titled “PICTURE DEPT”, the original moniker of the photo department. The cards ranged in date from the 1930’s - 1970’s and reminded us of the amazing legacy of the magazine. So we decided to resurrect Picture Dept for the 21st century.
Guys! Our friends in Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s photo department have been hard at work brainstorming, and then designing, the latest addition to the nwktumblr family: Picture Dept!
It just launched today. We’re super excited for them.
If you like photography, photojournalism, taking pictures, or just find yourself curious what it’s like to work in the photo department at an international media company, follow their tumblr. It’s beautiful.
As for what’s in store, they plan on posting original photography, photos that run in the magazine and on the site, photos that don’t make it, and the best photos they find around the web and on tumblr.
Congrats and welcome to tumblr!
Happy birthday to Joyce! (Taken with instagram)
Happy birthday to one of the NewsBeast tumblrs, Joyce! She doesn’t know we took or posted this picture so let’s troll her Twitter with some birthday wishes, eh? Tweet her at @joycectang!
Community fans rejoice!
NBC Entertainment President Robert Greenblatt told The Daily Beast’s Jace Lacob that NBC hasn’t forgotten about Community, and that the show will be returning to the airwaves before too long. “Community is coming back,” said Greenblatt in an interview earlier this week. “We just had to get some stuff moved around for midseason, but it’s not going anywhere. I can’t say anything about next season yet, but the fact that people think it’s gone … I need to fix that.”
Well then, this is some good news for your Friday afternoon!