60th POYi Judges
Nanette Bisher, creative director, San Francisco Chronicle
Bisher has played a leadership role at Danilo Black, Inc., The Orange
County Register, U.S. News & World Report and The New York Daily
News. Her work won design awards from The Society of Publication
Design, The New York Art Directors and the Society of Newspaper
Design. She currently serves as president of the SND Foundation,
and is a past president of the SND.
Ben Brink, photographer/ photo editor, The Oregonian
Brink worked for three years as a photo editor at the Pioneer Press
in St. Paul, MN and as a photographer / photo editor at the Virginian-Pilot
in Norfolk, VA, the Times Union in Rochester, NY, the Journal Tribune
in Biddeford, ME, the Palm Beach Post Times in West Palm Beach,
FL, and the Everett (WA) Herald.
Jan Colbert, professor, Missouri School of Journalism
Colbert teaches classes on design, writing and media issues. Her
research focuses on visual storytelling. She has been the executive
director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, the managing editor
and art director of the IRE Journal and was co-editor of The
Reporters Handbook, 2nd edition. Her current project
is a book on in-depth reporting, writing and photography methods.
Mike Davis, photo editor, White House
Davis has edited seven books and was picture editor at the Albuquerque
Tribune and National Geographic Magazine, design director of the
Detroit Free Press and visual director of Copley's Sun Publications.
Davis was twice named POY Picture Editor of the Year. He has also
judged for W. Eugene Smith Grant In Humanistic Photography, the
Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards.
James C. Dooley, director of photography, Newsday
Dooley has been at Newsday since 1986. He previously was assistant
director of photography at the Los Angeles Times. He was a reporter
and state editor, assistant city editor and photo editor at The
Arizona Republic. He is founding president of the AP Photo Managers
organization and founder of the Freedom Forum's "Sharing Visions-Photojournalism"
Loup Langton, professor, University of Miami
Langton co-directed the Descubriendo Ecuador book project
and was Director of Photography for El Universo (Ecuador) and for
Copley Chicago Newspapers. As a photographer, he contributed to
the Homeless in America book and photographed for Newsweek,
Photo Magazine (France), Focus (Germany), and has been an editor
for the Miami Photographic Workshop for Latin American Journalists.
David Leeson, photographer, The Dallas Morning News
Leeson has been a staff photographer since 1984. He has also worked
for the Abilene Reporter News and The Times-Picayune / The States-Item
in New Orleans. Leeson was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer and
has twice won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Since 2000,
Leeson has completed more than 75 short features and four documentaries
as a videographer for the Morning News Web site.
Kathy Moran, illustrations editor, National
Moran specializes in articles on wildlife and underwater ecosystems.
Recent highlights include a special edition of National Geographics
100 Best Wildlife Photographs and the Africa Megatransect
project. She has edited books for the Society, including Women
Photographers at the National Geographic, The Africa
Diaries--An Illustrated Memoir of Life in the Bush, and Cat
Sue Morrow, director AME/ visuals, St. Petersburg Times
Morrow has been design director and director of photography at the
St. Petersburg Times. She worked as a designer at the Atlanta Journal
Constitution and as a picture editor at the Boston Globe. She held
a number of design and editing positions at the San Jose Mercury
News and has been on the faculty of the Stan Kalish Picture Editing
Workshop and taught at the Poynter Institute.
Eli Reed, photographer, Magnum
Reed has worked for the Detroit News and the San Francisco Examiner.
He joined Magnum in 1983. He has covered stories for National Geographic,
Life, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times and the London Times. His
book Black in America, as well as other work has received
numerous awards, including the Leica Medal of Excellence and the
W. Eugene Smith Grant in Documentary Photography.
Sherman Williams, senior editor/visuals,
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Williams has been a staff photographer for Public Opinion in Chambersburg,
PA , the Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner and The Hartford Courant.
He was suburban photo editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer. In 1997
he was one of several editors sent to Grand Forks, ND. by Knight-Ridder
during the Red River flood as a relief editor at The Grand Forks
Herald. The Herald's coverage of the disaster won a Pulitzer Prize
for Public Service. Williams is a founding board member of the AP
Photo Managers and vice-chair of the National Association of Black
Journalists Visual Task Force.