Media: Talk of the Trade: Talking pictures

COLIN JACOBSON, picture editor of the Independent Magazine, believes there is a strong cultural bias against photography within British journalism. Many editors do not value photojournalism as an essential part of the journalistic process, Mr Jacobson says. They use photographs because they have to, but believe they have no real meaning without the text.

That is the rationale behind Reportage, his new quarterly magazine of photojournalism, to be launched on 24 June. It will feature black and white photography only, telling stories in pictures and letting photographers talk about their work.

The annual subscription is pounds 12, from Reportage Subscriptions, First Floor, Stephenson House, Brunel Centre, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 2EW.