Thursday, May 1, 2008

World Press Freedom Day brings imbedded photographer to OMNI Center

As part of World Press Freedom Day, the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology and the Northwest Arkansas chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will commemorate journalists killed while gathering news in the service of an informed public.
This event will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at United Campus Ministry, 902 W. Maple St., at the corner of Storer and Maple in Fayetteville.
The speaker will be Michael Woods, who will present slides and speak about his experiences covering the war in Iraq. Woods has been a photographer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since June 2000. He was the fifth photographer from the Democrat-Gazette to be embedded with the Arkansas National Guard during its first deployment in Iraq. He was there from November 2004 until February 2005. He won an award from Editor and Publisher magazine in the news photo category for one of his photographs from his Iraq coverage.

Dick Bennett
OMNI Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology

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