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School of Journalism

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Seeing and Believing in the Age of Fake News: Finding Truth in Visual Journalism

Conscientious photojournalists struggle with truth in visual representation. Photography can inform, and it possesses the power to capture our attention, convey emotion, and communicate poetically through metaphor and symbolism.

However, beneath the surface appearance of every photograph there is an original eye, a behavior of light, a mechanical or digital tool, a photographer-subject relationship, an audience, and labyrinthine circumstances that lead all participants to a decisive moment.

Master photojournalists reflected on their craft as they navigated these complex relationships during a panel discussion held at UNT on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

The event was moderated by Thorne Anderson, Mayborn Endowed Chair and featured these talented and award-winning photojournalists:

  • Barbara Davidson
    Pulitzer Prize-winning Photojournalist
  • Eric Gay
    Photojournalist, Associated Press and Pulitzer Finalist
  • Keith Jenkins
    Photo Editor, NPR and Pulitzer Prize Winner
  • Spike Johnson
    Freelance Photographer and Pulitzer Center Grantee
  • Lisa Krantz
    San Antonio Express-News Photojournalist and Pulitzer Finalist

Event Photos

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Union Exhibit

Along with the panel discussion, the Mayborn installed a temporary exhibit in the Union that showcased the work of our guest photojournalists:

Press Coverage

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