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Poynter’s TEACHAPALOOZA JUNE 20-22, 2014
St. Petersburg, Florida
Catch up: Power Up, Re-Ignite Your Passion for Teaching

Totally new sessions and content from 2013

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Friday, June 20 • 11:30am - 12:00am
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Senior Lecturer of Photojournalism at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

I teach all of the courses that currently make up the Visual Journalism emphasis within the Department of Journalism. 

Comprised of JOUR3610 - Introduction to Photojournalism, JOUR3710 - Advanced Photojournalism (offered each fall) and JOUR5370 - Documentary Photography (offered each spring), students are introduced to the technical concepts of visual journalism as well as the storytelling and community building aspects of the craft. A special topics class (JOUR5990) varies in what it covers and when it is offered. Most recently, it has been a Multiplatform Journalism course.

These are NOT photography courses - this is not an opportunity to express your inner self. We tell other people's stories. Stories that are socially relevant, stories that help communities develop. Stories that advance our understanding of the world we live in. I believe we have a Constitutional obligation to commit acts of journalism.

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Mark Johnson

Senior Lecturer of Photojournalism, University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
I've been telling stories since I was a child. My dad was a teacher (calculus, which never helped me) and taught me the value of simple, straightforward storytelling involving complex situations. After a dozen years in the news industry, I stumbled into teaching a decade ago. | | At the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, I teach all of the photojournalism courses that make up our Visual... Read More →

Friday June 20, 2014 11:30am - 12:00am
Barnes Auditorium

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