NKU to host photojournalism lecture by AP vice president Nov. 15

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NKU to Host Photojournalism Lecture by AP Vice President Nov. 15

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Photojournalism came of age in the Civil War and was well-established by the 20th century. But until the 1930s, the logistics of getting a picture from the scene of a breaking news event to the newsroom remained tied to couriers. Then came the wire photo, which allowed for the transmission of images over telephone lines.

In today’s fast-paced news environment with instantaneous photo and video coverage from around the world, it’s easy to forget how far we’ve come and how fast. Learn more at a public lecture by Santiago Lyon, vice president and director of photography for the Associated Press, on Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. at Northern Kentucky University’s Griffin Hall George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitoirum.

Lyon’s lecture, titled “Photojournalism: Then and Now,” is part of NKU’s popular Six@Six Lecture Series.

The Associated Press is the world’s leading news service and Lyon oversees its daily global photo and video report and the hundreds of photographers who produce AP images. Under his direction, the AP won journalism’s highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize, in 2005 and again in 2007, in photography categories.

“This is the third year that AP has brought one of its news leaders to this series, and we are especially lucky to have Mr. Lyon,” said Mark Neikirk, executive director of the NKU Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. “Our attendees told us they would appreciate a photojournalism talk and no one is more qualified to give it than he is.”

Neikirk also noted that the Digitorium’s large screen, with its exceptional image capacity, makes it the ideal place to showcase the AP’s extraordinary photojournalism history. The audience will see some of the iconic images of the 20th and 21st centuries like never before.

The Scripps Howard Center hosts the Six@Six series with three communitypartners – the Behringer Crawford Museum in Covington, the Mercantile Library in Cincinnati and the Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center in Covington.

Tickets to the Nov. 15 lecture are $6. High school and college students can attend free, but will need a ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.sixatsix.nku.edu or by calling (859) 572-1448.

This is the second of six lectures this season. The next will be “Energy Cocktails: What are the risks?” delivered by NKU psychology professor Dr. Cecile Marczinski on Dec. 4 at the Behringer Crawford Museum.

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