Pro Photo Daily’s Weekend Update: LA newspaper asks reporters to become photojournalists, Hearst names new creative director, the inevitable cat-video festival is here at last, and more

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written by David Schonauer

L.A. Daily Journal Fires Photogs, Gives Reporters Brand New CamerasThe publication fired its two staff photogs and the new cameras are due to arrive at the office soon. L.A. Observed.

Civil Rights Group Condemns Anti-Gay Group for Stealing Photo

The Southern Poverty Law Center is demanding that a right-wing hate group in Colorado stop using an engagement photo of a same-sex couple in an anti-gay ad, PDN Pulse

Wacom Brings Multi-Touch to Photoshopping

The tablet maker’s new 24HD Touch may tempt designers and photographers who have some disposable income. PetaPixel& lt; /p>

Motion: First-Ever Cat-Video Festival Open for Nominations

The event will be hosted on August 30 on the grounds of the prestigious Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. WIRED

Art Publication Dumps Print, Goes iPad-Only

2wice, an arts journal about dance, believes the future of dance coverage should incorporate video. Mashable

Hearst Magazines Names New Creative Director

Mark Gompertz brings a background in eBook publishing to his new job as creative director for content extension. FISHBOWL NY

Camille Seaman Chases Storms for Art…and Enlightenment

The photographer best known for her pictures of icebergs goes in search of supercells that produce hail. The New York Times

Lexar to Make XQD Memory Cards in Q3

The company sees XQD memory cards as “one of the most logical ways to increase interface speed beyond that of existing CompactFlash technology.” Peta Pixel

The First Night-Shining-Cloud Photos of 2012

Each summer high-north residents are treated to noctilucent, or night-shining clouds. The pictures of this year’s batch are in. National Geographic

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