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Kathy Andrisevic, editor, Pacific Northwest Magazine
Kathy Andrisevic graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in the 70's, a veteran of the first photojournalism sequence taught by Angus McDougall. She worked as a photographer in Ohio, Kansas and Washington State, where she has been editor of the Seattle Times Sunday Magazine Pacific Northwest for 23 years. She lives with long-time companion Rich Shulman and two daughters, Jessie, 20 and Sophie, 16.

Fred Barnes, director of graphics, The Sporting News
A Kansas City native, in 1994, Fred returned to Missouri to become the Director of Graphics at the Sporting News, a national sports magazine owned by the then Times-Mirror organization. Fred continues to work at the Sporting News where he manages a staff of 6 photographers and photo editors as well as 4 magazine art directors and designers.

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 Reporter's Handbook", 2nd edition.

Mike Davis, Picture editor, The White House
Mike Davis has edited more pictures of President George W. Bush than anyone else. It's his job as lead picture editor for the White House - this in contrast to his last job as visual director for the highly awarded Sun Publications group of weekly newspapers of suburban Chicago. The Suns were an opposite of his experience as design director of the Detroit Free Press, which was a dramatic change from being a picture editor at National Geographic, which was different from being a picture editor at the Albuquerque Tribune.

Donna DeCesare, assistant professor,
University of Texas, Austin

DeCesare is currently Assistant Professor at the Journalism School at the University of Texas at Austin and a 2003 fellow of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. Her photographs have appeared in many news and arts publications including The New York Times Magazine, Life, Double Take and Aperture.

David Griffin, design director, U.S. News & World Report
Griffin is responsible for the overall visual direction of the news weekly and directly in charge of the 16 person Art department. Prior to U.S.News, Griffin was Design Director of National Geographic Books, during which he designed a number of photography books. Before working in Books, David was Associate Director of Layout and Design at National Geographic magazine.

Robert Hanashiro, staff photographer, USA TODAY
Hanashiro covers sports, news and the entertainment industry, as well as events like the Olympics, Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four and NBA Playoffs. He can often be seen on assignment at strange and odd events like the World Wrestling Federation (not a real sport), Drifting (race cars skidding around a track ... also not a sport) and AVP Beach volleyball (yes, it is a sport!).

David Alan Harvey, Magnum Photos
David Alan Harvey, a native of San Francisco, has published more than 30 articles in National Geographic. His ongoing project on Spain was exhibited at the international photo festival in Perpignan, France, in the summer of 1995, and a selection of those images was included in National Geographic's 1994 book The Photographs. Harvey is a former Magazine Photographer of the Year.
Photo by Medford Taylor

Rhonda Prast, assistant design director,
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Prast is responsible for feature section design and content. One of the sections she art directs is the Taste section, which last year was named the nation's best food section in the James Beard Culinary awards. Prior to that, she was the art director of Pacific Northwest Magazine, the Sunday magazine of the Seattle Times. Other work experience includes running the Design Desk at the Miami Herald and working as a photo editor at the Providence Journal-Bulletin.

Rick Rickman, freelance
Rick Rickman's photographic work has taken him around the world into extraordinary situations involving people, cultures, natural resources and important world events. A graduate of New Mexico State, he garnered international recognition in 1985 after winning the Pulitzer Prize for News Photography with The Orange County Register.

Scott Sines, creative director, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis
Sines is currently supervising a redesign of the newspaper, the installation of their new publishing systems as well as the dayto- day operations of the copy desk, design, art and photography departments. He also sits on the editorial board of the newspaper. He holds a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Cincinnati but has no formal training in journalism whatsoever.

Jose Luis Rios, director of photography, the Miami Herald
Rios has been with the Herald since March, 2003. Formerly, he was with the Washington Post where he served as the newspaper's night photo editor. He started with the Post in 1989 and worked as a news editor until 1996 when he was named to the photo desk.

Ron Tarver, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Tarver was born in Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma in 1957. He has been on staff at the Philadelphia Inquirer 21 years earning honors from the National Society of Professional Journalists, the National Press Photographers Association/University of Missouri Pictures of the Year competition, World Press Photo Awards, and other state and regional awards. A 2001 Pew Fellowship in the Arts recipient, he has also received fellowships and a grant from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and the National Geographic Society.


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