This site is for the students in the University of Georgia’s College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Advanced Photojournalism course. (Officially, it’s called JOUR5160, if you need information like that.)

This course is only scheduled in the fall semester and looks at the day-to-day life of a visual journalist, focusing on individual assignments for still and multimedia projects. It is one of the three classes that makes up the Department of Journalism’s Visual Journalism emphasis and does have a pre-requisite class, JOUR3330–Introduction to Photojournalism.

About the Instructor

I’ve been teaching the photojournalism courses here at Grady since the fall of 2005. I am a twice-peeled Syracuse University alumnus with degrees in photojournalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication there.

In between my time up on the hill, I was a stringer for the Associated Press’ Boston bureau, a staff photographer at the Eagle-Tribune in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and the MetroWest Daily News in Framingham, Massachusetts, chief photographer for the Daily Transcript in Dedham, Massachusetts, photo editor at the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, New York, and director of photography at SchoolSports Magazine. I’ve worked on Capitol Hill as a stringer and done work with USAToday, Agence France-Presse and dozens of other publications.

I have covered everything from community parades to presidential campaigns, high school football to Women’s World Cup soccer. I have stories to tell, but there are more to hear.

My geek credentials are pretty good – I was one of the first AP stringers to work with their new digital camera in 1995 and oversaw the film-to-pixel conversion in a few places. I’m also the Chief Technology Officer for Grady.

I have a strong set of core values that I teach from and to and it begins with this statement:

I believe we have a Constitutional obligation to commit acts of journalism.

My classes have been known to go on many tangents, I’m okay with this. You should be, too.

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