Photojournalists talk about the importance of a free press
Office of Strategic Communication
In the photo above, photojournalists Nick Ut (left) and Raul Roa (right) spoke at CSUSB on topics that included the importance of photojournalism and a free press.
Ut’s 1972 image of a 9-year-old Vietnamese girl shortly after a napalm attack won the Pulitzer Prize and hugely influence public opinion of the Vietnam War.
But Ut’s work didn’t end there. A photographer for the Associated Press for more than 51 years, he collaborates frequently with Raul Roa of the Los Angeles Times, and together the two award-winning photojournalists mentor and speak all over the world as advocates for photojournalism, a free press, storytelling through journalism and the impact that every person can have on their community and the world.
Photos by Robert A. Whitehead/CSUSB