Alum to speak Oct. 21 on photojournalism’s role in shaping public opinion through news images

Christopher Birks
Christopher Birks

NIU alum Christopher Birks, a member of the faculty of the Department of Communication Arts at Benedictine University, will speak at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, as part of this fall’s Graduate Colloquium in Communication Studies.

Birks, who is representing the area of journalism, will present “Shots Seen Around the World: Contemporary News Photographs that Changed Public Opinion.” His talk in DuSable Hall 148 is free and open to the public.

Professor Birks holds a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in communications from NIU.

He is the recipient of more than 30 statewide and national journalism awards, including awards from the Associated Press and the National Press Photographers Association.

For more information, contact GradCOMM President Leah Ryan at lryan1@niu.edu.

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