D.C.-based photojournalist set to conclude Journalism Speakers Forum

November 11, 2020

A photojournalist who covers U.S. politics will make a presentation and participate in a question-and-answer session Nov. 18 as part of the Journalism Speakers Forum, which features weekly speakers during the fall semester at Penn State.

Tom Brenner, who is based in Washington, D.C, will talk about the development of his career and how to break into freelancing while transitioning from college. He will discuss website development, being prepared to meet editors and managers during networking events, and how to keep up with the news while working in an ever-changing political landscape.

A New Jersey native, Brenner graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2016 with a degree in photojournalism. His work can be found on Instagram (@tom_brenner). 

The series of special guest presentations was coordinated by Will Yurman, the Norman Eberly Professor of Practice in Journalism in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. Brenner’s session will conclude the series for the fall. Videos of previous visitors for the forum may be found online.

Last Updated November 11, 2020