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59th POYi Judges

J. Bruce Baumann, managing editor, The evansville courier
J. Bruce Baumann is managing editor of The Evansville Courier & Press in Indiana, where he is in charge of day-to-day newsroom operation. Previously, Bruce worked in Monterey, California, where he was the managing editor of The Monterey County Herald. Before Monterey, he was the editor of Scripps Howard Publishing,Inc., a book and special publications company. Baumann was responsible for developing, editing and publishing regional coffee-table books. For more than 40 years, Baumann has worked as a designer photographer, reporter, picture editor, director of photography, lifestyles editor and assistant managing editor, the latter being at The San Jose Mercury News and The Pittsburgh Press. For five years, he was a picture editor, layout and production editor and photographer at National Geographic Magazine, editing and designing more than 100 Geographic stories, as well as photographing seven major stories. For four years, Baumann was a visiting professor of journalism at Syracuse University. Baumann's work earned him more than 500 awards in editing and photography, including 22 POY editing awards. He was named Picture Editor of the Year four times. In 1992, he received the Joseph A. Sprague Award for Photojournalism.

Mick cochran, editor for technology and development, 
the providence journal company

In his current job Mick Cochran is responsible for all aspects of newsroom technology including digital imaging, remote transmissions and archiving. He serves as newsroom technical liaison to the electronic publishing division and redesigned the newspaper as it shifted to a 50" web format. Mick was art director at The Providence Journal for 12 years and supervised 16 artists and designers. During this period he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina for two years to be assistant managing editor/graphics at The Charlotte Observer. Before working at The Providence Journal, Mick was photo and graphics editor at The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois. While there he built an award-winning photo and design team. Cochran has won numerous awards in writing, design and photography from the NPPA, AP, Society of News Design, Illinois Press Photographer's Association, and the Society of Illustrators and is the recipient of a Copley Ring of Truth Award. He has been a guest lecturer at RISD; a faculty member of the Electronic Photojournalism Workshop; a faculty member of The Visual Edge at the Poynter Institute; and chairman of the Mid-America Press Institute.

Mark Edelson, presentation editor, The palm beach post
Mark Edelson is an assistant managing editor at The Palm Beach Post. He joined The Post in 1993 as a picture editor, and was named presentation editor in 2000. A seven-time Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year (twice at Pictures of the Year and five times in the NPPA's Picture Editing quarterly Clip Contest), he was a key member of the Post team that earned the Angus McDougall Award for Overall Excellence in Editing at POY in 1996. They also won first place Newspaper Team Editing awards at POY in 1995 and 1996 and in the PEQCC in 1994, 1999 and 2000. Edelson has had the opportunity and good fortune to work closely with -- both learn from and guide -- nine regional photographers of the year. He regularly participates in workshops and seminars from which, he says, he derives as much knowledge and inspiration as any of the students. Prior to joining The Post, he was director of photography at The Sun-Sentinel in Ft. Lauderdale. From 1981 to 1988 he was at The Sun-Tattler in Hollywood, Fl, working first as a photographer, then photo editor, page designer and finally graphics director.

chuck gathard, director, intranet group, CNET Networks Inc.
Gathard graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1980. He then began a 15 year career "photographing the business beat" for The St. Louis Business Journal, Coca-Cola, The San Jose Business Journal, Forbes, Forbes ASAP, Upside and many influential technology trade publications. In 1995 he co-founded f8.com with Tripp Mikich. Later that year he designed, edited and produced The Russian Chronicles, a three month series of weekly digital photo-journals by Paris-based photographer Gary Matoso. A groundbreaking use of the web, the weekly dispatches explored the lives and attitudes of Russians on the eve of their first democratic presidential elections. Gathard joined CNET.com (a leading online technology media company) in 1997 where he managed many of the company's web site design projects. Since 1999 he has directed Software Development, UI design, and Content Development of the CNET's corporate intranet.

Lauren Greenfield, freelance photographer
Lauren Greenfield's photographs appear in New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar, Harper's, TIME, LIFE, National Geographic Magazine, and American Photo. In 1993, Greenfield received a National Geographic grant. The resulting work, Fast Forward: Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood, received the Community Awareness Award from POY. Excerpts from the book appeared in 50 publications and on CNN, NPR, Good Morning America, and the McNeill Lehrer Report. Fast Forward was exhibited in museums and is slated to be a feature film at Fox Searchlight Pictures. Greenfield received major awards, including the 1997 ICP Infinity Award for Young Photographer of the Year, the Nikon Sabbatical Grant, and the 1999 Hasselblad Grant. In 2001, she became one of Canon's "Explorers of Light", a group of 60 renowned photographers. She was one of 12 photographers commissioned by the Center for Creative Photography for "Indivisible," a national documentary project sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trust. Greenfield was one of American Photo Magazine's 100 most influential people in photography. She is working on a book entitled Girl Culture. She lives in CA with her husband and son.

J.KYLE KEENER, chief photographer, detroit free press
Detroit Free Press chief photographer J. Kyle Keener is a six time NPPA Regional Photographer of the Year. Recently, the Free Press launched his column of photography titled "Keenervision" that appears occasionally in the paper and showcases his talent for conceptual photography and portraiture as well as documentary work. Kyle is most often shooting but also spends time art directing, recruiting, planning and coaching the staff of 15 photographers and 6 photo editors. Keener joined the staff of his hometown paper seven years ago after spending nine years at The Philadelphia Inquirer. He has traveled extensively covering rainforest destruction in Brazil, AIDS in Africa, and the fall of apartheid in South Africa among other issues. He has been honored with a gold award and a judges special recognition from the Society of News Design and has taught "Art Direction" at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. His first staff job was at The Kansas City Times. He graduated from Central Michigan University in 1983 with a degree in journalism.

Bronwen latimer, director of photography, us news and world report
Bronwen Latimer is the director of photography at US News & World Report. Before joining US News in 1999, she was the director of photography of National Geographic Adventure. From 1994-1999, she was an associate photo editor at TIME magazine where she received the 1998 POY editing award for story about Steve Jobs. In 1994, she worked as an editor for the book, A Passage to Vietnam. From 1989-1992 she was an assistant photo editor at Sports Illustrated concentrating on the Olympics. Ms. Latimer earned an MS degree in Journalism from Columbia University in 1989. She began her career as a picture researcher at US News & World Report.


monica moses, visual journalism faculty, the poynter institute
Monica Moses joined the Poynter Institute visual journalism faculty in 1999. Her teaching and research focus on journalistic graphic design, collaboration, visual literacy, leadership and organizational change. Before coming to Poynter, Monica was the award-winning design director of The Charlotte Observer; AME/graphics and photo at the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle; art director, Gannett SuburbanNewspapers; design editor, The Arkansas Gazette; feature page designer, copy editor, and assistant features editor, The Anchorage (Alaska) Times. She has won almost 40 Society for News Design awards, including multiple medals. Her work has also been recognized by Print magazine, the Associated Press, Knight Ridder, and other press organizations. She received her B.A. in English, Phi Beta Kappa, from St. Olaf College; studied literature and philosophy at Oxford University; and earned an M.A. in visual communication from the University of Minnesota.She has done redesign, collaboration and management consulting for a number of news organizations, including The Tampa Tribune, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, the Austin American-Statesman and the Akron Beacon Journal.

larry nighswander, visual communications professor, ohio university
Larry Nighswander is a professor at and director of Ohio University's School of Visual Communication. Previously Nighswander was assistant director of the picture editing department of National Geographic Magazine. His responsibilities at the National Geographic Society included senior illustrations editor for WORLD Magazine and coordinator of desktop publishing during WORLD's conversion to electronic publishing. Prior to joining National Geographic he was an assistant managing editor at The Cincinnati Post. The art and photography staff at The Post won 100 awards during Nighswander's three year tenure. Nighswander was chosen twice as Scripps Howard's designer of the year. In 1993 he received the POY magazine picture editor of the year award. Prior to working at The Cincinnati Post, he was picture editor of The Columbus Dispatch and director of photography at The Washington Times and The Cleveland Press. Nighswander worked as an award winning photographer and has had pictures published in over 50 publications including LIFE, Sports Illustrated, TIME, People, Business Week and National Geographic. He is active in the Stan Kalish Editing Workshop and the NPPA Flying Short Course and received the NPPA's Clif Edom educator's award.

Marcia prouse, director of photography, orange county register
Marcia Prouse is the director of photography at the Orange County Register. Members of her staff have included a Pulitzer Prize Feature Photography finalist and a runner-up Photographer of the Year in POY. They were also honored with back-to-back Robert F. Kennedy awards. Before joining the Register as photo editor, Marcia worked at the Detroit Free Press. She served as the Voices section editor, deputy director of photography, magazine art director and photo editor during her nearly 16 years there. While at the Free Press, she was part of the Angus McDougall Picture Editing Award team, helped edit two Pulitzer Prizes in photojournalism, and won POY picture editing awards. Additionally, she photo edited numerous Free Press and Knight Ridder books. She graduated from ASU with a degree in journalism education. She worked short stints as a reporter/photographer at the Camarillio (CA) Daily News and as a photographer at the Simi Valley (CA) Enterprise. She then received a master's degree in journalism from MU and edited the book, "Arrow Rock: 20th-Century Frontier Town." She is married to a supportive non-journalist and has two children.

marcel Saba, saba press photos
Marcel Saba of SABA Press Photos has represented photojournalists around the globe as they photographed the rich and powerful, the poor and needy. SABA, a small picture agency, represents a select number of photographers, working one on one to produce extraordinary photojournalism. Their work appears on hundreds of magazine covers, in dozens of books and was published around the world. At age 18 Saba began his photographic career with Gamma Liaison Agency, working his way up to Senior International Representative. Seven years later he became director of the Picture Group photo agency. In 1989 he formed his own agency, SABA Press Photos, representing 35 photographers in 20 countries. In 1999 Saba sold his company to Corbis and joined Corbis as Vice President of Editorial Photography. Saba resigned his position at Corbis in February 2002 and remains as a consultant. Saba has helped produce and edit books including Sarajevo and Christmas Around the World, participated in photo workshops and judged competitions including the Overseas Press Club award and the W. Eugene Smith award. He has been a speaker at Photo Fusion, the Atlanta Seminar and PDN and has taught at the International Center for Photography.

BETTY UDESEN, photographer, the seattle times
Betty Udesen has been a staff photographer with The Seattle Times for the past 18 years. Her involvement in community is evidenced by her coverage of topics such as people with mental illness or homelessness as well as by long-term photographic projects involving social concerns. This March, the book Creature Comforts will be released by Houghton Mifflin. It features Udesen's black and white photographs of people with their security objects. Her numerous photography awards include those from Pictures of the Year, Society of Newspaper Design and Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism. Udesen has worked at The Springfield News, California Delta Newspapers and The Goleta Today. She's a graduate of California Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism.


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