Bob Lynn is a former Assistant Managing Editor/Graphics at The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA), where he served as its photojournalism leader for 17 years. During that time the Pilot was recognized annually for its photojournalistic excellence in the Pictures of the Year competition, including three first-place wins for Best Use of Pictures for large metropolitan newspapers. Lynn came to Norfolk from the Charleston (WV) Gazette, where he was graphics editor for three years. He redesigned the paper. The Gazette earned a reputation for outstanding photo content.

Prior to that, he was a reporter and photographer at the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Los Angeles Times. Lynn started his 38-year career as a sports reporter at the Wilmington (NC) Morning Star.

Lynn is the author of a visual journalism leadership and management book, Vision, Courage & Heart. He has sold or given away nearly 2000 books. He has donated more than 1100 books to photojournalism professionals and students. The book will be offered as an E-book soon.

Lynn graduated from Marshall University with a BA degree in journalism and earned a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio University. In 1971, he was Ohio News Photographer of the Year in and earned national recognition for his writing about nuclear electrical power.

He received the National Press Photographers Association’s Joseph Costa Award in 1997 and 2004, John Durniak Mentor Citation in 2003, Clifton C. Edom Award in 2008, and American photojournalism’s highest honor, the Joseph Sprague Memorial Award, in 2009. Also in 2009, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Lynn was a visiting adjunct professor of photojournalism for Syracuse University three years, including teaching a semester at the university’s London, England, campus. He has served as a faculty member for numerous seminars and workshops.