MediaStorm Tapped to Assist with Innovative News21 Project

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The Carnegie-Knight initiative on the future of journalism education called News for the 21st Century: Incubators of New Ideas, or News 21, involves a unique collaboration with five research universities including University of California, Berkeley, University of Southern California, Nothwestern University, Harvard University and Columbia University. Approximately 44 students each year will participate for ten weeks each summer starting in June 2006. Students will create news products that are experimental in substance and style and on a topic of global importance. The goal of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education is to elevate journalism schools within university communities and to integrate them into the academic life of the campus so that they will attract and prepare the journalism leaders of tomorrow for a more complex and intellectually challenging industry. Carnegie-Knight’s News21 Project Website:

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MediaStorm Launches Podcast

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The projects published on MediaStorm's online publication are now available for download to personal computers and video devices. Future projects will be available via the podcast as they are released on the website. Complete information about how to subscribe to the podcast can be found on the MediaStorm Podcast page at To access with iTunes: To access with podcast software:

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MediaStorm Wins Gold and Silver Horizon Interactive Awards

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MediaStorm has been awarded Gold for Self Promotion/Company Identity and Silver for Magazine/News by the Horizon Interactive Awards. The competition recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of interactive media. Complete information about the awards is available online. Horizon Interactive Awards website:

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MediaStorm Wins Two NPPA Best of Photojournalism Awards

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MediaStorm has been awarded First Place, Best News Picture Story - Independent Sites for Never Coming Home and Third Place, Best Multimedia Package - Independent Sites for Friends for Life by the National Press Photographer Association's prestigious Best of Photojournalism 2006 competition. A complete list of a winners is available online. NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2006 website:

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MediaStorm Publishes Two New Projects

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It Ain't Television... It's Brain Surgery by Ray Farkas It Ain't Television.... It's Brain Surgery is a courageous and humorous first-person account of Emmy award-winning producer Ray Farkas' life-changing brain surgery procedure intended to reduce the symptoms of his Parkinson's disease.    Chernobyl Legacy by Paul Fusco On April 26, 1986, the greatest environmental catastrophe in history occurred at Chernobyl spreading a radioactive cloud over large parts of the former Soviet Union. In Chernobyl Legacy, Magnum photographer Paul Fusco recounts the human aftermath of the tragedy.

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