Getty Images Photojournalist Joe Raedle to Kick-Off 2018 MDC Journalism Speaker Series

Miami, Jan. 25, 2018 – Joe Raedle, a veteran photographer with Getty Images, will kick-off the 2018 Miami Dade College (MDC) Journalism Speaker Series at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the MDC’s North Campus.

Raedle, who has been a photographer for more than 30 years, covered the war in Afghanistan, Pope John Paul II’s visit to Cuba and the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. He produced a photo essay on the melting glaciers in Greenland and was one of three journalists held hostage for several days in 2011 while on assignment in Libya. More recently, he covered the three hurricanes that came ashore: Harvey in Texas, Irma in Florida and Maria in Puerto Rico.

Raedle has worked as staff photographer at Getty Images since 2000. He has been based in Texas, Washington DC, and now Miami. He previously worked as a photographer at the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel for 11 years and as a freelance journalist in El Paso, Texas for two years, chronicling issues along the U.S.-Mexico border, West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. He’s a graduate of the University of Miami.

The MDC Journalism Speaker Series was launched in February 2008 to create an exchange and learning opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. To date, 57 journalists have participated in the series.

This year’s series will also feature Maria Perez, the minority affairs reporter at the Naples Daily News, Rene Rodriguez who covers real estate for the Miami Herald, Nancy San Martín, the managing editor at El Nuevo Herald and Lazaro Gamio, the visuals editor at Axios.

The program includes a presentation by journalists followed by a question and answer session. All presentations are free and open to the public.

WHAT: MDC Journalism Speaker Series: Getty Images photographer Joe Raedle.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: MDC North Campus, Room 2131

11380 N.W. 27th Ave.

For more information about the speaker series, contact Manolo Barco, the adviser to The Reporter, the student newspaper at Miami Dade College, at 305-237-1255.