Inquirer's director of photography and video to discuss digital storytelling

March 27, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A visual leader, cutting-edge coach and dynamic educator with nearly two decades of photojournalism experience will present a free public lecture in early April on the University Park campus.

Danese Kenon

Danese Kenon of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Danese Kenon, director of photography and video for The Philadelphia Inquirer, will present “Digital Storytelling and Tips on How to Land a Job in the Newsroom” at 7 p.m. April 2 in 117 Henderson Building.

Kenon teaches leadership and multimedia journalism to organizations such as The Kalish and multimedia immersion and to the students of the National Association of Black Journalists.

After earning bachelor’s degree in English from Virginia State University, she attended The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, as a visual fellow. That academic boot camp changed her perception of photojournalism as she learned that visual journalism is more than just “pretty pictures” and comes with a responsibility to convey and share the truth.

Kenon, active on Twitter @danesekenton, has subsequently done that for years in her role at the Inquirer and as a teacher.

Her visit is sponsored by the Department of Journalism.

Last Updated March 27, 2019