The Wider Image: New Reuters iPad App

Reuters has released a new interactive iPad app to bring its award-winning news photography to life. The Wider Image is an unprecedented news photography experience from Reuters. Created exclusively for the iPad, it gives users a new way to engage with news photography. With updated daily content, it aims to position imagery at the heart of the user experience and to realize the unique potential of photojournalism. The Wider Image includes more than 100 stories by Reuters photographers from across the world, and they'll be adding new stories daily. The app allows viewers to interact with image sequences, read expanded facts and quotes, get to know the people behind the images through photographer profiles and in-the-field witness commentary, and visually compare social, demographic and economic differences between story and user locations. Take a tour of the Wider Image app here... Reuters-MediaStorm Interactive Collaboration The Wider Image builds on two Emmy-nominated interactive news-photography…

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MediaStorm-Reuters collaboration recognized at 2010 FRANCE24-RFI Web Documentary Awards

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The 2010 FRANCE24-RFI Web Documentary Award jury met last week in Perpignan, France at the 22nd International Photojournalism Festival, Visa pour l'Image, and gave special distinction recognition to Times of Crisis, an interactive Web site produced by Jassim Ahmad and Ayperi Karabuda of Reuters, in association with MediaStorm. The Executive Producer was Brian Storm. Times of Crisis follows the success of Bearing Witness, which was the first collaboration between MediaStorm and Reuters in 2008. Prison Valley, by Philippe Brault and David Dufresne, was selected as this year's winner of the FRANCE24-RFI Web Documentary Award. It was produced by Upian and co-produced by Arte.

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MediaStorm projects nominated for two Webby Awards

Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The 13th Annual Webby Awards received over 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states. Unlike other awards shows, The Webby Awards give the public an opportunity to decide who will take home a Webby. From now until April 30th, the public can cast its votes in The Webby People's Voice Awards at Check out the other nominees and get your votes in (and of course, we'd love it if you voted for us!) ONLINE FILM AND VIDEO ENTRIES: Category: DOCUMENTARY: INDIVIDUAL EPISODE Intended Consequences MediaStorm Category: NEWS & POLITICS: INDIVIDUAL EPISODE Bearing Witness Reuters/Produced by MediaStorm Additionaly, another MediaStorm piece was named an Official Honoree Category: BEST EDITING Common Ground MediaStorm

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Bob Sacha to speak about Bearing Witness at ASPP

Bob Sacha - The Anatomy of a Prize Winning Multimedia Production - from the First Idea to the Finished Piece For more than 25 years Bob Sacha was a prize winning photojournalist constantly traveling the world on assignment for National Geographic, Life and other magazines. Then in January 2008, he joined the award winning multimedia production studio MediaStorm. His first assignment started with an email from Brian Storm: " I have a big project for you to start with working with Reuters to create a five year anniversary project on Iraq. I think it's going to be a really important project that will get quite a bit of attention when it comes out....." A little more than 2 months later, Reuters: Bearing Witness: 5 years of the Iraq War was launched. Hear the story of how that email started the journey that ended in the multiple award winning website - MARCH 10, 2009  6:30…

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We Media Game Changers Awards

We Media has posted the finalists for their 2009 Game Changers Awards. These awards are given to "people, projects, ideas and organizations leading change and inspiring a better world through media."  Awards are based on seven categories: Story, Design, Social Impact, Pattern Change, Purpose, Community, Sustainability. MediaStorm is thrilled to be in the running for the finalists- both for, and for Bearing Witness, a project we collaborated on with Reuters for the 5th anniversary of the war in Iraq.  There are 33 other finalists, and there are some really fantastic projects/sites in there- it's well worth spending some time going through this list. Visitors can go through and rate each of the nominees- there's no official "vote", but a Community Choice award will be given out based on the ratings along with the awards from the official judges.  Check it out.

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