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Alumni College class will dissect disturbing photographs

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Alumni College class will dissect disturbing photographs
By McKenzie Powell

This year’s On The Green Weekend will feature several stimulating classes as a part of Alumni College 2016, including No One Wants to See That: Images that Disturb by Stan Alost.

Alost, professor and assistant director of Ohio University’s Scripps School of Visual Communication, will be using this course to discuss unsettling images made and published by photojournalists and news organizations.

“I hope people get an insight into the decision processes in journalism, the importance of photojournalism to democracy, an understanding of the responsibility photojournalists feel, and a better sense of how to judge the visual information they see,” Alost said.

Due to years of experience teaching and working in the media industry, Alost truly understands the importance of photojournalism and ethics in our society and wants to continue spreading this knowledge.

“I hope this class helps challenge Alumni College participants’ commons beliefs while enriching their understanding of media,” Alost said.

Alumni College courses will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20 in Baker University Center. To view an updated schedule of events and register for On the Green Weekend, visit

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