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Taylor, Ross Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Ross Taylor's creative work is at the intersection of motion production, photojournalism and community building. His creative work includes short-form documentary film for web, including data narratives. Taylor maintains the nationally recognized photographic resource The Image, Deconstructed (www.imagedeconstructed.com), which examines the psychology of photojournalism. As organizer and host for their annual 3-day immersive workshop, he brings in a prominent faculty from across the nation with expertise in areas including documentary photography, commercial photography, and video journalism. Taylor’s images and films often focus on physical and/or emotional trauma, or life in recovery from it, and have earned him numerous awards. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Press Photographers Association.

keywords

  • Motion Graphics, Data Narratives, Photojournalism, Photography, Documentary, Interviewing, Workshops, Audio, Storytelling, Film, Video, Video Editing, Storytelling for Web, International Journalism, Journalism, Mentorship, Conflict Reporting, Photo Web Resources, Intimacy in Documentary, Trauma Documentary, Motion Graphics, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition, Final Cut X, Adobe After Effects

Publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • JRNL 1000 - Principles of Journalism and Networked Communication
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Surveys the history, practices and responsibilities of journalism in a democracy. Examines ethics, best practices in institutional and network settings, reporting and writing, international news systems, personal branding, and strategies for creating and distributing content across media platforms. Promotes the highest professional values and encourages students to be leaders who recognize the possibilities of journalism in a democratic society.
  • JRNL 2001 - Fundamentals of Reporting Technologies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Develops news-gathering skills for work in news enterprises. Students learn skills for working with technologies used in news reporting and in storytelling for various media formats. Students are introduced to a range of technologies for recording, editing and producing. Students encouraged to take concurrently with JRNL 2000.
  • JRNL 3102 - Photojournalism I
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Introduces the basic elements of visual communication. Covers the use of camera systems, digital imaging techniques and other aspects of photojournalism including law, ethics, history and critical decision-making.
  • JRNL 4102 - Photojournalism Portfolio
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Advanced course intended to give students a forum in which technical skills will be brought to professional standards. Build a polished portfolio of work to present to editors and buyers. Same as JRNL 5102.
  • JRNL 4874 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Special Topics
  • JRNL 5102 - Photojournalism Portfolio
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Advanced course intended to give students a forum in which technical skills will be brought to professional standards. Build a polished portfolio of work to present to editors and buyers. Same as JRNL 4102.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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