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End of the Digital Railroad? Photography site is in financial trouble

Last week it emerged that the online photo archive and marketing site for professional photographers, Digital Railroad, may well be forced into liquidation.

According to a report over at the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), the site is struggling to keep its head above water.

The NPPA report that the Digital Railroad has “informed their members, customers, and partners today they recent efforts to find additional funding ‘required to sustain its current level of operations’ have been unsuccessful, and as a result there will be staff reductions and greatly reduced spending.”

Digital Railroad was founded in 2003 by Evan Nisselson, and the aim was to provide web based archiving and marketing for the professional photographer on a global basis. 

Richard Koci Hernandez named multimedia fellow at Berkeley, resurrects Multimediashooter

The University of California at Berkeley has given a Ford Foundation multimedia fellowship to Richard Koci Hernandez, current deputy director of multimedia at the San Jose Mercury News.

His aim is to develop digital news sites for under-served communities, according to the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), where Hernandez has led a series of multimedia workshops.

Hernandez is also reviving his website, www.multimediashooter.com, which was shut down earlier this year after being repeatedly hacked.