The Schuneman Symposium: Michel du Cille
By: Kali Borovic
Michel du Cille, associate editor in Photography for The Washington Post, will be will be focusing on the importance of embracing many different types of media during his time at the Scuneman Symposium.
Du Cille will be giving his presentation, “Photojournalists Embracing Change in Digital Media,” Tuesday Feb. 26 from 1:30-2:50 p.m. in the Baker Center Theatre.
“I’d like students to understand that all of the things that are happening in the media today, the changes and innovations, they’re moving very fast,” du Cille said. “I want students to know that there will always be room for the storyteller.”
Nerrisa Young, an instructor at Ohio University and person in change of the logistics for the symposium, has high hopes for this year’s presentation from du Cille. She looks forward to hearing the many angles of perspective that du Cille brings to the table.
“In terms of their context and perspective (he) can speak to folks that are interested in doing their own and working individually maybe on their own websites or their own portfolio, but then (he) can also speak to people who are developing full-blown multimedia websites and working for news organizations and enhancing their website appearances and the way they put their news together in a way that’s appealing to people,” Young said.
Young, like many professors on campus, is encouraging her students to attend the symposium.
“I think anytime a student has the opportunity to interact with a pro, to hear that person speak and to also shake hands and exchange ideas and business cards and ask questions is a wonderful learning opportunity,” she said. “That’s what college is about.”