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School of Journalism & Broadcasting Staff - Loup Langton, Ph.D.

Loup Langton, Ph.D.

Loup Langton, Ph.D.

Director, Professor

Office:  MMTH 214
Phone:  (270) 745-4144




Dr. Loup Langton, Director of the School of Journalism & Broadcasting, comes to us from the University of Miami, where he was the Director of the Visual Journalism Sequence. He completed his Ph.D. in 1995 at the University of Texas and has taught at the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism and worked widely as a professional photojournalist in multiple capacities including editor His interest in international journalism has taken him around the world; he’s variously made his home in Chicago, Cairo, Sevilla, and Quito, where he served as photo director at Ecuador’s largest newspaper, El Universo Loup describes one of his more recent international projects: “Last year my good friend, Pablo Corral, and I created the POYi-LatAm (Pictures of the Year International-Latin America) contest for Latin American photojournalists and editors It quickly became the largest and most prestigious photojournalism contest in Latin America There were more than 800 entrants with some 11,000 images The judges included top professionals and educators from Germany, Spain, Argentina, Mexico, the U S and Brazil The winning images can be viewed on the site. “We plan to hold the contest once every two years, and have overtures from Brazil to do the judging next March in Rio de Janeiro.”

Profile written for the Potter College Arts & Letters Magazine by Karen Schneider

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