Photojournalism, Social Media and Ferguson:
How one photographer got pulled into the biggest story of the year.
David Carson (@PDPJ), Pulitzer Prize winning photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is our speaker at Social Media ON TAP this March.
March 16, 2016 at Llywelyn's Pub in Webster Groves
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Food, Cash Bar and Great Content
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David began his career at 16 when his mother drove him to his first newspaper assignment because he wouldn't have his license for another two months. Carson, a Boston area native, has worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch since 2000. Before arriving in the Midwest he worked at the Naples Daily News in Florida, at the Providence Journal-Bulletin in Rhode Island, and as a freelance photographer in New England.
Carson’s images are featured extensively in the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography that was awarded to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo staff for their coverage of the unrest in Ferguson. He has also won numerous other awards for his work over the years. In 2008, his multimedia project "Reporting for Duty" won a regional Emmy award for Advanced Media – Interactivity. In 2009 he was part of a team that was recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the "Breaking News Reporting" category for their coverage of the Kirkwood City Hall shootings. He also was named the National Press Photographers Association Region 7 Photographer of the Year in 2011, 2010 and 2009.
He attended college at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he was a photojournalism major and international relations minor.
A portfolio of his work can be seen at davidcarsonphotos.com.
ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA ON TAP:
Social Media Club Saint Louis hosts a monthly meetup featuring local speakers who will answer the question, "How did you use social media to grow your business or further your cause?" and present their social media story while you enjoy beers, food and networking at Llywelyn's Pub in Webster Groves, St. Louis, MO. Social Media ON TAP occurs the third Wednesday of every month in 2016 (except July and December) and is planned by Social Media Club St. Louis board members. Learn more about Social Media ON TAP here.