SUE MORROW has been an advocate for visual journalism as a picture editor, designer, art director and newsroom manager. She believes everyone has a story to tell and visual storytelling is the most powerful medium to reveal those stories.
She has worked as a photo editor and manager at some of the best newspapers in the country: San Jose Mercury News, Tampa Bay Times, The Sacramento Bee, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Boston Globe. During her tenure as Assistant Managing Editor for photography at the Times, the photo staff was recognized with numerous awards for photography and editing in Pictures of the Year International, Best of Photojournalism, and Society of News Design, winning Picture Editing Team Portfolio in POYi.
She has taught at Ohio University, lectured at The Poynter Institute, Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar and many National Press Photographer related seminars and contests. Since 1994, she has been faculty and board member with The Kalish, kalishworkshop.org, the established visual storytelling and editing workshop, and served as its director 2011-2013.
She has been a judge for POYi, BOP, SND, ASNE, the White House News Photographers Association, and the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.
Today as assistant multimedia director at The Sacramento Bee, she is coordinates visual reportage for daily and long-term coverage of news and projects for sacbee.com and the printed newspaper. She edited and designed The Bee's 2007 Pulitzer Prize feature photography winning entry “A Mother’s Journey,” which documented the challenges of a single mom and her dying young son with challenges of health care. She edited The Bee’s 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature photography “A Grandfather’s Sorrow and Love,” about a man's efforts to raise his three young grandchildren after his daughter's murder.
As the Knight Fellow at Ohio University 2010-11, she earned a master’s degree from the School of Visual Communication in Athens. During that time she produced the short documentary “Born to Die” about horse rescue at Last Chance Corral, which made its debut at the Athens International Film & Video Festival in April 2013 and Equus Film Festival in Harlem, NY in Nov. 2014 and 2015. Thanks to a very successful Kickstarter campaign in January 2015, expansion on "Born to Die" continues with a completion goal in 2016.
- Born to Die - Website to promote documentary on Last Chance Corral