Lynden Steele, the Assistant Managing Editor for Photography at the St Louis Post-Dispatch, will be speaking about lessons learned while covering the protests in Ferguson at the 2015 APPM conference at Stanford University on Saturday, October 17.
The photo staff of the Post-Dispatch won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for coverage of the extended protests and violence that followed the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The photo staff was honored “for powerful images of the despair and anger in Ferguson, MO, stunning photojournalism that served the community while informing the country.”
Steele started at the Post-Dispatch in 2008 and has worked as the features picture editor and the news photo assignment editor. Before moving to St. Louis, Steele worked as a White House picture editor. In this role, he took part in documenting the White House’s response to the 911 attacks, traveled around the world, edited photographs for exhibits, books, the White House web site and worked with media outlets from around the world.