Davis to deliver Lusk Lecture for Journalism week


White House photo editor Michael Davis, and a panel of alumni photojournalists will highlight SDSUs 2003 Journalism Week.

Both will highlight photographs as a visual medium for journalistic story telling.

Davis, Deputy Director of Photography for Visuals in the White House Photo Office, will deliver the Lusk Lecture on “White House Photography – Witnessing History.” The lecture will be held at 8 p.m. in the concert hall of the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, April 16. A reception will follow.

Davis has worked at National Geographic, The Detroit Free Press and the Albuquerque Tribune. The lecture is funded by an endowment from Janette C. Lusk, publisher of the Huron Daily Plainsman until 1980. Lusk died in 1993.

Preceding the lecture, a panel of alumni will discuss their work at 4 p.m. in Room 204 of Yeager Hall. Panelist include:

Greg Latza (’93): owner of Peoplescapes Photography, Sioux Falls.

Doug Dreyer (’95): freelance and Associated Press photographer.

Frank Robertson (’95): freelance photographer and training specialist for instructional technologies at SDSU

Kellie Smedsrud (’97): head photographer, Yankton Press & Dakotan.

Dave Sietsema (’95): Firesteel Creek Photography, Mitchell.

Between the panel and lecture, the Journalism Club will host the 10th annual Pro-Am Mixer from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Ram Pub in downtown Brookings.