Thursday’s Guest Speaker: Sonya Hebert

On Thursday afternoon we’ll visit with Sonya Hebert, staff photographer and multimedia journalist for the Dallas Morning News. Please tweet a question for Sonya with the #j2380 hashtag by 10 a.m. on Thursday after reading/viewing these items in advance of her visit:

  • DMN editor Bob Mong wrote this column praising Sonya for twice winning the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.
  • This four-minute multimedia piece about end-of-life medical care, which sensitively combines video with still images, follows the non-voiceover storytelling approach we are using for our audio slideshows. Feel free to also browse other installments from the award-winning project “At the Edge of Life.”
  • (Optional) Feel free to read this Q&A with the Poynter Institute regarding the “Edge of Life” series.
  • Here is Sonya’s bio from last summer’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference in Grapevine:

    Sonya N. Hebert, a staff photographer for The Dallas Morning News, was a 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist for feature photography for the project “At the Edge of Life,” an empathetic look at dying patients navigating the end of life. Among other awards, Sonya also received the 2009 ASNE Community Service Photojournalism Award and the 2009 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. Sonya’s photography and multimedia storytelling has been recognized in national contests such as Pictures of the Year International, the National Press Photographers Association: Best of Photojournalism. Sonya worked as an assistant director at the US Senate Press Photographers’Gallery, served as a special assistant to the director of communications in the Clinton White House and worked as a program officer at the President’s Interagency Council on Women in Washington D.C.

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