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Want to stay competitive in this age of immediate digital news? Then you need this workshop.
The first Bellingham
Visual Journalism Conference took place in the summer of 2006
on the campus of Western Washington University. More than 75
people heard from a broad range of presenters, including Pulitzer
Prize winners, National Geographic photographers, and editors
and producers from ESPN.com, MSNBC and a variety of other news
organizations. The excellent turnout and the quality of the
presenters was a testament to the strength of visual journalism
in the Pacific Northwest.
genesis of the conference was a suggestion by Seattle journalists
Heidi de Laubenfels, Harley Soltes, Betty Udesen and Barry Wong
that Western’s Department of Journalism sponsor a workshop
to call attention to its program. The four were part of a professional
advisory committee that was instrumental in the creation of
the department’s new visual journalism sequence, which
will begin in the fall of 2007.
conference is now an annual event and provides a forum for education
and discussion of visual journalism in a relaxed atmosphere
and a beautiful environment.
"Terrific conference with a marvelous array of speakers.
You'll come away with a wealth of ideas and knowledge."
- Barry Wong, free-lance photographer
"The BVJC represents the most fertile kind of learning
experience: top working professionals sharing real-life experience
face to face with small groups of students."
- Phil Schofield, free-lance photographer.
"Western has provided the Northwest's best journalism
training for years. Now it's terrific to see the program also
exploring great visual storytelling. This conference pulls
together powerful talent in a beautiful setting. It's nourishment
for the mind and the heart!"
- Heidi de Laubenfels, assistant managing editor for visuals
& technology, The Seattle Times