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 visual narratives for both digital and print platforms. While at the Chronicle, she received an MFA in Visual Art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and began her exploration into the messages disseminated through historic visual archives. 

Research and Teaching

  • Historic visual archives and the creation and maintenance of bigoted stereotypes
  • The performance of authentic content versus created content in advertising.
  • Virtual reality (immersive media) and empathy-building
  • The journalistic ethics of and moral considerations when building and publishing immersive media.
  • Creating powerful visual narratives from PhD research.
Contact Information

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