We’ll be trying a little different format, hosting a conversation with legendary photo editor Bob Lynn Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 8pm EST. Ask questions via Facebook and we’ll answer them live!
Lynn is a former Assistant Managing Editor/Graphics at The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA), where he served as its photojournalism leader for 17 years. During that time the Pilot was recognized annually for its visual excellence in the international Pictures of the Year competition, including three first place wins for Best Use of Pictures for large metropolitan newspapers. He is the author of “Vision, Courage & Heart,” a book about visual journalism leadership and management.
A note from Bob: “I am now offering my leadership/management book, Vision, Courage & Heart, free to photojournalists and photojournalism professors (to give to their students). I started this FREE program last June. Since then I have mailed out 768 free books. About half of that number have gone to professors at 15 universities across the country. Prior to the FREE program, from 2013 to last June, I SOLD nearly 700 books.”
Bob came to Norfolk from the Charleston (WV) Gazette, where he was graphics editor for three years. While there he redesigned the Gazette and the paper earned a reputation for outstanding photographic content. During his 38-year career, he was also a reporter and photographer at the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Los Angeles Times.
He received the National Press Photographers Association’s Joseph Costa Award in 1997 and 2004, John Durniak Mentor Citation in 2003, Clifton C. Edom Award in 2008, and American photojournalism’s highest honor, the Joseph Sprague Memorial Award, in 2009.
Bob earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism at Marshall University and Ohio University, respectively. He was a visiting adjunct professor of photojournalism at Syracuse University for three years, including teaching a semester at the university’s campus in London, England.