Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Welcome Cara Owsley Our Newest Board Member!

(Cara Owsley) 
Cincinnati SPJ is excited to introduce Cara Owsley!

Cara Owsley is an award-winning visual journalist at the Cincinnati Enquirer (part of the USA Today Network). She has also served as co-photo editor during her 11 years at the Enquirer. Prior to working for The Enquirer, she was a staff photojournalist at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans for two years. Cara has also previously served as a staff photojournalist for The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Mississippi, and The Repository in Canton, Ohio. Cara earned a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from Western Kentucky University.

Cara’s most recent awards include a first place award in narrative storytelling from the Society for Features Journalism, first place in best children’s issues reporting from Ohio SPJ and first place in narrative writing from the Best of Gannett awards.

Cara is the workshop coordinator for NABJ’s Visual Task Force. She has served as a mentor at Winton Woods High School for four years. She has been a guest panelist and critiqued student’s portfolios for the past several years at Western Kentucky University's Photojournalism program.

Cara looks forward to her new role and working with other members of the board of Cincinnati’s SPJ chapter. She supports the goals of SPJ, protection of free speech and highest standards of professional ethics. Cara also hopes to encourage/mentor college students who aspire to be journalists.