Here’s wishing the happiest of birthdays to a pair of talented visual journalists…
Jackie Carberry is a copy editor and page designer for the Star-Bulletin of Honolulu. A 1994 graduate of the SUNY Buffalo State, Jackie worked at the Buffalo News, the Yuma Sun, the Bee group newspapers, West Hawaii Today and the Honolulu Advertiser before joining the Star-Advertiser in 2005. She spent three years in features and one year in biz before moving to the city desk in 2009. Find her Twitter feed here.
Robb Montgomery is a journalist, educator, filmmaker, author and consultant based in Berlin, Germany. A 1990 graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Robb spent a year as a news artist at the Sun-Sentinel of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and nearly three years as art director of the Sun-Sentinel‘s XS magazine before moving to the Chicago Tribune in 1993 as an art director. In 1997, He moved to Sun Publications, a chain of Copley newspapers in suburban Chicago and then again to the Chicago Sun-Times in 2001. He created VisualEditors.com in 2004, which very quickly became an important bulletin board for the visual journalism industry (and was my blogging home for several years). Robb became a full-time consultant in 2005, specializing in what he calls MOJO — Mobile journalism — in Europe and the Middle East. He’s done things like redesign newspapers in Africa and design and build futuristic multimedia newsrooms like the S.M.A.R.T. Media lab in Tbilisi, Georgia (the country, not the state).
In May, he published the first in what is intended to be a series of e-books, A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism. Find his web site here and his Twitter feed here. My old pal Robb turns the big five-oh today.
Jackie and Robb share a birthday with actors Nigel John Dermot “Sam” Neill, Callum Keith Rennie, Adam Lamberg, Daniel James “Dan” Cortese, Andrew James “A.J.” Trauth, Davenie Johanna “Joey” Heatherton, Alexis “Faith” Ford and Jack Carlton “Clayton” Moore (the original Lone Ranger); musicians Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones (better known as Nas), Jeff Loomis (of Nevermore), Logan Phillip Henderson (of Big Time Rush), Morten Harket (of A-ha), Jon “Bowser” Bauman (of Sha Na Na) and the late Amy Jade Winehouse; sports greats Michael Alex Crabtree (football), Lawrence Harvey “Larry” Brown (basketball coach), William James “Jim” Fanning (baseball manager) and Gerald Francis “Jerry” Coleman (baseball announcer); Wendy’s restaurant namesake Melinda Lou “Wendy” Thomas; economist Lawrence Robert Klein; illustrator Charles Dana Gibson and three notable Russians: scientist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, Russian Federation President Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev and Walter Koenig — Ensign Pavel Chekov on the original Star Trek.
In addition, today is National Kreme-Filled Doughnut Day and National Pet Memorial Day. Seriously.
Have a terrific birthday today, you two! Best wishes!