POY and Student POY Judging Details

Keri Wiginton and Scott Strazzante of the Chicago Tribune, as well as Jim Slosiarek of The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Ia., have been selected to judge the 2012 WNPA POY Contest at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (333 W. State St., Milwaukee, WI 53203) on Saturday, April 27, 2013, beginning at 10 a.m.

Wiginton (bio) (website) (blog) joined the Tribune in 2012 after starting her career at the St. Petersburg Times in Florida. Strazzante (bio) (blog), a graduate of Ripon College, joined the Tribune in 2001 after 15-years of work at smaller Illinois dailies such as The Daily Calumet, the Daily Southtown, and the Joliet Herald-News. Slosiarek (bio) has distinctly Wisconsin roots, working previously at the Waukesha Freeman, Community Newspapers Inc., and the Journal Times in Racine.

The Student POY Contest will also be judged at the Journal Sentinel building, but on Friday, April 26, 2013, and beginning at 9 a.m. It will be judged by local editorial and portrait photographer Jessica Kaminski (bio) (website) (lighting education site), photo editor and educator John Klein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (gallery), and photojournalist Dan Powers (blog) (recent work) of The Post-Crescent in Appleton.

WNPA strongly encourages in-person attendance at the judgings, as they are both open to the public, and highly visual and educational.



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