Free photojournalism workshop presented by The Oregonian, UO Turnbull Center, SOJC set for Oct. 17

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

Randy Cox, former senior editor for visuals at The Oregonian and a nationally known graphics, design, and photography expert, explores the continuing importance of still photographs in multimedia storytelling in a free workshop this month in Portland.

The free workshop, sponsored by The Oregonian and the UO School of Journalism and Communication’s Turnbull Center, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at The George S. Turnbull Center, 70 SW Couch St., in Portland OR. A reception will be held from 6-6:30 p.m. followed by the workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Reservations must be received by Monday, Oct. 15 and should be emailed to [email protected]

Cox  has earned many awards over the years from Pictures of the Year International competition and The Society for News Design competitions. He graduated in 1975 from the University of Missouri with a B.J. in Photojournalism.

Cox was the commencement speaker at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 2011. You can read his commencement speech here: http://journalism.missouri.edu/2011/12/school-to-recognize-147-graduates-at-fall-commencement-ceremony-on-dec-16/

According to the journalism school’s website, was the director of visual journalism at The Oregonian in Portland until recently. He oversaw the newspaper’s photography department for both print and online with their affiliated site, Oregonlive.com. Cox joined the staff of The Oregonian in 1997 after more than 20 years managing photography, design and editorial work at six previous newspapers.

Cox served as editor for the annual Pictures of the Year competition book five times and as a judge at the Society for News DesignCollege Photographer of the Year and the White House News Photographers Association competitions. Cox is a frequent faculty member at various photojournalism and design workshops around the country.

In 2003, he received the National Press Photographers Association‘s Clifton C. Edom Award. Edom founded the School’s photojournalism area of study as well as helped create POYi and the Missouri Photo Workshop.