Friday, November 18, 2016
When I was in high school I nearly took the path into English/ Journalism. It was in between my sophomore/ junior year that I met Willis "Bill" Selden at Olivet College when he was running the Urban Journalism Workshop. He regaled us with his stories of being a photo journalist and was just the nicest guy around. He was an inspiration to me as he operated in an era when the printed word and images meant something. He taught me the ideal that as a journalist that we were supposed to be the witness for society. And while I didn't go into journalism, his integrity still rings true with me today.
This sketch is how I perceived him to be in his hey day. I know he was a hard nosed journalist and probably not prone to being shocked at any assigned story but I can only imagine some of the things he must've seen in his day.