Professor Bruce Thorson photographs College World Series for USA Today

Professor Bruce Thorson photographs College World Series for USA Today

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 3:00pm
Associate Professor of photojournalism Bruce Thorson
Associate Professor of photojournalism Bruce Thorson

University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications Associate Professor of photojournalism Bruce Thorson’s photograph of Coastal Carolina celebrating its win was selected for USA Today’s Pictures of the Week.

Thorson has been photographing the College World Series in Omaha for the past eight years. He’s been photographing sports for USA Today for 10 years, including all the home Husker football and basketball games.

“I like photographing all sports but baseball is my least favorite, as the game is too long and too boring,” Thorson said. “The CWS event, however, is fun. The fans come from all over the U.S., teams are excited to be here and it's fun to get back together with the other photographers covering a big-time event.”

Thorson’s photograph of Coastal Carolina rushing the field after the final out was selected for the USA Today Pictures of the Week, http://www.usatodaysportsimages.com/lightBoxImages/1061726.

Before joining the faculty in, Thorson spent 25 years in newspaper photojournalism as a photographer, photo editor and director of photography in Oregon and Minnesota. He has received recognition from the Associated Press, The Best of the West competition and the National Press Photographers Association, with his photographs appearing in Sports Illustrated, People Magazine, Oregon Business and Nebraska Life.

Thorson takes his experience to the classroom, teaching basic and advanced digital photojournalism and in-depth photojournalism projects, which include the Global Eyewitness Program. Twice a year he takes students on international trips to document stories of great human need.