Here’s wishing the happiest of birthdays to five top-notch visual journalists…
Colin Bridge is social media and photography guru for the Dry Dock Brewing Company of Aurora, Colo. A 2009 graduate of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, Colin has worked as a photographer for the U.S. Navy and interned for New Mexico magazine, the New Mexican newspaper of Santa Fe, the Albuquerque Journal and the Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts at UNM. Find his blog here, more examples of his work here and here and his Twitter feed here. Colin turns 32 today.
Jill Geisler holds the Bill Plante Chair of Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University in Chicago. She’s also the author of a book — Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know — that was published in 2012.
A 1972 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Jill spent 25 years at WITI-TV in Milwaukee, Wis., ending up as vice-president of news. She earned a Master’s degree from Duquesne University in 2004. She’s served as a senior faculty member for leadership and management programs at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., for more than 15 years. She moved to Loyola this summer. Find her web site here and her Twitter feed here.
Harrison Goodman is sports special projects editor for the New York Post. A 2003 graduate of the University of Maryland, Harrison spent time at the Free Lance-Star of Fredericksburg, Va., before joining the the Washington (D.C.) Times in 2006 as assistant sports editor for design. When the Times eliminated its entire sports department in 2009, Harrison slid over to USA Today, where he designed the slick, magazine products that organization publishes. He left USA Today for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2011 and then moved again to the Post that November as a sports designer. He was promoted to his current position last fall. Find his portfolio here and his Twitter feed here. Harrison turns 34 today.
Judy Longshaw is manager of news and media services at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. A graduate of Furman University in Greenville, S.C., Judy spent several years working at the Herald in Rock Hill. She left newspapers for college media relations in 1999. Find her Twitter feed here.
Monty Zickuhr is a designer and copy editor for the Florida Times-Union of Jacksonville, Fla. A graduate of Washington State University, Monty worked for the Fairfield (Calif.) Daily Republic and the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer before joining the Times-Union in 1999. He turns 49 today.
Colin, Harrison, Monty, Judy and Jill share a birthday with actors Keanu Charles Reeves, Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez-Pinault, Thomas Mark Harmon, Yani Gellman, Nikki Taylor Melton and Michael Gray; musician William Everett “Billy” Preston; Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté; sports greats Lennox Claudius Lewis (boxing) James Scott “Jimmy” Connors (tennis), Adolph Frederick Rupp (basketball coach), Eric Demetric Dickerson, Brian Collins Westbrook (both football), Peter Victor Ueberroth (baseball commissioner), Leland Milo Hamilton (announcer) and Terry Paxton Bradshaw (running his damned mouth); teacher/astronaut Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe; politician James Warren “Jim” DeMint; humorist Grady Lee Nutt; cat novelist Cleveland Amory and comic book writer and artist Walter Simonson.
In addition, today is V-J Day and Bison-Ten Yell Day. Seriously.
Have a terrific birthday today, all! Best wishes!