ESPN.Com Executive Editor to Speak at Bellingham Visual Journalism Conference Panel Discussions Added to WWU Journalism Department Conference July 22-23

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Attendees will have the opportunity to explore new avenues for visual storytelling, upgrade their skills, and have their portfolios critiqued by leaders in the field of visual journalism.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (PRWEB) May 26 2006 -- Kevin Jackson, executive editor of ESPN.Com, will speak during the first Bellingham Visual Journalism Conference sponsored by Western Washington University’s Department of Journalism.

The conference will take place at Western on Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23.

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore new avenues for visual storytelling, upgrade their skills, and have their portfolios critiqued by leaders in the field of visual journalism.

Jackson will lead a workshop titled “Storytelling with ESPN’s E-Ticket.” ESPN.com provides comprehensive online sports coverage and is part of the ESPN media organization. The conference also has added two panel discussions, one on pursuing careers in the field and another on visual journalism ethics.

Among the presenters will be Seattle Times photojournalists Betty Udesen and Rod Mar; freelance photojournalists Harley Soltes, Barry Wong, and Phil Schofield.

Also, Michael Brown, 2003 College Photographer of the Year; Meredith Birkett, MSNBC senior multimedia producer; Jay Drowns of the Sporting News; Russ Kendall, photo editor of The Bellingham Herald; Scott Terrell, photo editor of the Skagit Valley Herald; and Brad Howard, associate professor in Western’s journalism department and a specialist in geographic information systems (GIS) and mapping the news.

The conference will include a silent auction of photographic prints to benefit the Jimi Lott Memorial Scholarship. Lott, an award-winning photographer for the Skagit Valley Herald, Spokane Spokesman-Review and the Seattle Times, died last summer.

  • Registration deadline and fees:
  • Early-registration deadline: May 30.
  • Fees for professionals: $85 for early registration, which includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday, or $95 after May 30 with no lunch.
  • Fees for students: $35 for early registration, which includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday, or $50 after May 30 with no lunch.

More information: http://www.wwu.edu/visualjournalism/

Contact:

John Harris

Journalism department assistant professor

(360) 650-6140

Carol Brach

journalism department manager

(360) 650-3252

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