Tom Kennedy, a cum laude graduate with a degree in journalism from the University of Florida, is an internationally known visual journalist with extensive print and online journalism experience, including positions as Managing Editor for Multimedia at The Washington Post and Director of Photography for the National Geographic Magazine. He has created, directed, and edited visual journalism projects that have earned Pulitzer Prizes, as well as EMMY, Peabody, and Edward R. Murrow awards.
Kennedy has been a featured speaker at some of the most prestigious journalism conferences and media workshops around the world, while also consulting with various academic institutions and international media companies on topics ranging from media management to multimedia storytelling and innovating within a corporate environment.
Prior to joining washingtonpost.com, Kennedy was the Director of Photography at the National Geographic Society for ten years. While at The Philadelphia Inquirer as Deputy Graphics Director, Kennedy directed two projects that earned Pulitzer Prizes for feature photography. Early in his newspaper career, he worked as a photojournalist at The Gainesville (FL) Sun and The Orlando (FL) Sentinel Star.
Kennedy serves on the Board of Advisors for The Knight Center for International Journalism within the School of Communication at the University of Miami, and on the Board of Visitors for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Eddie Adams Photo Workshop.