Tim Broekema, a graduate of Western Kentucky University is an associate professor of Photojournalism at Western Kentucky University located in Bowling Green, Ky. He has worked as an editor for The Louisville Courier Journal and as a sports and business page picture editor/designer for The Providence Journal.
Brokema was sports picture editor for eight years for the Chicago Tribune during Michael Jordan’s rise to success and the Director of Photography for four years for his hometown newspaper in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Broekema has been awarded a team Pulitzer Prize while at the Courier-Journal, eight Photographer of the Year International recognitions in picture editing, shooting and new media categories as well as recognitions by the NPPA Best of Pictures contest. While Tim was part of the design team at The Chicago Tribune, the team was awarded Best Designed in the world by The Society of Newspapers. Western Kentucky University has won the coveted Hearst Photojournalism competition 17 times. In 2008, the inaugural year of the Hearst multimedia category, Western Kentucky University finished in second place and won the category in 2009. Many of Tim’s students have won or placed in several awards including College Photographer of the Year and individual Hearst awards.