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On Floods and Photo Ops: How Herbert Hoover and George W. Bush Exploited Catastrophes Hardcover – December 3, 2009


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Paul Martin Lester is a professor of communications at California State University, Fullerton. He is the author of Visual Communication: Images with Messages and Photojournalism: An Ethical Approach and coeditor of Images That Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media.

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Paul Martin Lester is a tenured, full professor of communications at California State University, Fullerton.

After an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and employment as a photojournalist for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, Lester received a Master's from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. from Indiana University in mass communications.

He is the author or editor of several books including: Images that Injure Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media Third Edition with Susan Ross (2011), Visual Communication Images with Messages Fifth Edition (2010), On Floods and Photo Ops: How Herbert Hoover and George W. Bush Exploited Catastrophes (2010), Visual Journalism: A Guide for New Media Professionals with Chris Harris (2002), Desktop Computing Workbook A Guide for Using 15 Programs in Macintosh and Windows Formats (1996) and Photojournalism An Ethical Approach (1991).

He also co-wrote a monthly column, "Ethics Matters" for News Photographer magazine for the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA).

In 2006 Lester became editor of the Visual Communication Quarterly, a publication of the Visual Communication Division of the AEJMC and Taylor & Francis. He is also an elected member of the PF&R committee for the AEJMC.
Lester has given speeches, presentations, and workshops throughout the United States and in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Spain, and Sweden.

His research interests include mass media ethics, new communications technologies, and visual communications.

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