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.