Bob Lynn's New Book, At NPPA's Northern Short Course

Mar 1, 2013
Bob Lynn will have his new book available at NPPA's Northern Short Course in Elizabeth, NC, beginning March 7.
Bob Lynn will have his new book available at NPPA's Northern Short Course in Elizabeth, NC, beginning March 7.

ELIZABETH, NJ (March 1, 2013) – It's a book for the ages, one that is filled with good advice for anyone in management, in any discipline. Prize-winning picture editor Bob Lynn has written the quintessential book on managing a prize-winning photographic staff, and he and the book will be at the Northern Short Course in Elizabeth, NJ, beginning March 7 to sign copies and visit with visual journalists. 

"Whether you're a manager or not, Lynn's book will inspire you to greater heights than you ever thought possible," J. Bruce Baumann told News Photographer magazine today.

"The book is, as far as we know, the only leadership and management book written written for our profession," Lynn said. "Vision, Courage & Heart" is based on his experience and what he's learned along the journey as a visual journalism leader and manager across 20 years at both The Virginian-Pilot and the Charleston (WV) Gazette. 

His 38-year journalism career also included being a reporter and photographer at the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Los Angeles Times. Lynn received NPPA's Joseph Costa Award in 1997 and 2004, the John Durniak Mentor Citation in 2003, the Clifton C. Edom Award in 2008, and NPPA's highest honor, the Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award, in 2009.

"Writing this book has been a long journey. But with the tremendous help of Curt Chandler, Kevin Dilley, Bill Ostendorf, and my wife Millie and others, it's finally a reality. We tried the university press route for several years ... with the help of Dave LaBelle, we self-published with Dave's printing outfit, Merrick Printing of Louisville."

The book is already being used by David Sutherland at Syracuse University as a textbook in Sutherland's picture editing class, Lynn said, and the initial response to the book has been very positive.

Chandler served as the book's editor and advisor, and Dilley was the book's designer, Lynn said. 

For more about Lynn's book, see his Web site here.