Brian Horton is a web designer/photojournalist/multimedia producer/educator.
In July 2009, he retired after a 38-year career with the Associated Press. While at the AP, Horton held a variety of senior positions in the Photo Department, including LaserPhoto Network Director and Senior Photo Editor for Sports, and, later, in the Online and Multimedia Groups, where he was a Senior Multimedia/Online Producer.
He has covered a dozen Olympic Games, more than two dozen Super Bowls and World Series, political conventions and campaigns and a host of other news assignments, from the ground war and liberation of Kuwait in the first Gulf War to the historic presidential election night and followup in Austin, Texas, in 2000. While heading up the AP’s sports photo coverage, Horton traveled around the world directing coverage at the biggest sports events of the time. Horton was also called on to be part of the AP team which introduced all-color photography to the AP staff, the digital camera to everyday photojournalism and multimedia skills to the AP’s reporting staff around the world.
In all, his travels took him to 37 states and 16 foreign countries for the AP.
In addition, he is the author and photo editor of several books including The Associated Press Guide to Photojournalism (McGraw-Hill, 2001), which is widely used by professionals and as a college-level text.
He has been recognized by the AP with its highest staff honor, the Gramling Achievement Award, and by the National Press Photographers Association with its J. Winton Lemen Award for contributions to photojournalism.
Horton is a part-time lecturer in the Rutgers-Newark Media Studies: Journalism program and previously was an adjunct professor in Communications at Bergen Community College.
He and his wife, Marilyn Dillon, live in New Jersey, splitting their time between homes in Fanwood and on Long Beach Island.