Not only teaching students the basics of photography, but developing their abilities to cover stories using visual imagery.
Day of the Dead by Sarah Martinez
Photography is a key aspect in all areas of journalism and media studies. Visual imagery adds a dynamic element to print and digital media, and can make video productions and marketing campaigns more impactful. It can even provide an engaging complementary experience to audio-productions.
One of the areas where photography can be most powerful is in the field of photojournalism. The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies offers classes in photojournalism that not only teach students the basics of photography, but develop their abilities to cover stories using visual imagery. In addition, the school hosts a photojournalism contest, that allows students to showcase the skills they have developed.
Photojournalism Contest Judges
Rehan Choudry is the Founder and CEO of A Beautiful Perspective, a media and events company for the passionately curious to get inspired, informed, and involved. He is the Founder of the Life is Beautiful Festival, which integrates music, art, food, and education. He was previously the Director of Entertainment & Special Events at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and the Regional Director of Marketing, Partnerships and Development for Caesars Entertainment.
Erik Kabik is currently the Lead Photographer for MediaPunch in Las Vegas. He has photographed musicians as diverse as Beyonce and Willie Nelson to The Grateful Dead and Kiss. Erik is the House Photographer for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. His live music photo collection, Classic Rock For The Future: Vol 1, has been on display in various John Varvatos clothing stores throughout the United States. Erik earned his degree in photojournalism from Southern Oregon University. (http://www.erikkabik.com)
Steve Marcus is a photographer for the Las Vegas Sun and has been a photojournalist for the Greenspun Media Group since 1993. His work has appeared in the Las Vegas Weekly, Vegas Inc., and other publications that cover the Las Vegas area.
Aaron Mayes is the Curator for Visual Materials at UNLV Libraries Special Collection. A professional photographer for more than 25 years, Aaron has worked as a staff photographer for UNLV and the Las Vegas Sun. He started his career as a writer/photographer at the former Henderson Home News in the early 1990's. He has a BA in Art from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Chitose Suzuki is an assistant photo editor at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Previously, she worked as a staff photographer at the Boston Herald , The Associated Press and the Boston Globe. She has covered various assignments including the Summer Olympics in Athens and Beijing, presidential elections, World Series, Miss Universe, the Toronto International Film Festival and ASEAN summits. She studied photography at the New England School of Photography in Boston after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Keio University in Tokyo.