Judy Walgren

Judy Walgren

Professor of Practice, Photojournalism and New Media

  • Journalism


MSU J-School Professor of Practice Judy Walgren is an Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, photo editor, executive producer, curator, writer and teacher. She has worked on staffs at the Dallas Morning News, the Rocky Mountain News, the Denver Post and at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she was the director of photography leading a staff of Emmy-award winning filmmakers, photojournalists and photo editors.  Walgren also served as the Editorial Director for a visual storytelling startup, ViewFind, which connected large brands with photo editors, photographers, writers and designers who created branded, non-fiction visual narratives for both digital and print platforms. In 2016, she received an MFA in Visual Art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and began her exploration into the relationships between photography, historic archives and power structures.

Research and Teaching

  • Historic visual archives and the creation and maintenance of stereotypes.
  • The use and performance of authentic visual content versus fabricated visual content in marketing.
  • Immersive media and journalism.
  • Ethical and moral considerations when creating and publishing immersive media.
  • Creating powerful visual narratives informed by qualitative and quantitative research and data.
Contact Information

Comm Arts Sci
404 Wilson Rd, Room 358
East Lansing MI 48824 US