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2013 World Press Photo Winners Announced

World Press Photo has announced the winners of its 2013 Multimedia Competition. In a press statement this morning, the jury chair Keith W. Jenkins said about the competition, “What we see in the winners this year is a high level of sophistication. The entries were uniformly high in quality. This is an evolving field that each year should and does produce higher quality projects.” To get a behind the scenes look at the judging process as it was unravelling, check out the World Press Photo 2013 Judging on Storify. Congratulations to this years winners. Online Short First: Into the Shadows Photography, direction and camera: Pep Bonet, Noor Images Producer, script and interviews: Line Hadsbjerg, Remarkable World Sound designer, music and multimedia editor: José Bautista, KanseiSounds Second: Living with a Secret Photography, video and production: Arkasha Stevenson, Los Angeles Times Executive producer: Marc Martin Third: Aleppo Battleground Images: Jérôme Sessini / Magnum Photos…

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MediaStorm welcomes Drew Jordan and AJ Maclean

MediaStorm welcomes interns Drew Jordan and AJ Maclean to our team. They will both be working with us this fall on some exciting multimedia and interactive design projects. Drew Jordan is currently finishing his graduate project to fulfill a Master's degree in multimedia at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Since completing his B.A. in Photography at Webster University, St. Louis, in 2005, he has worked across a wide spectrum of media environments. From producing design/multimedia projects for non-profit organizations around the country to working as a contributing photographer for several publications in New Zealand and Australia, his wunderlust has provided for a very rewarding freelance past. It also led to a stint as a goat herding cowboy in Australia. With interests in editorial, photojournalistic, and design practices he does not aim to specialize in one but rather meld disciplines to enjoy several ways of storytelling as a whole. Some…

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MediaStorm Methodology Workshop to be held January 10-15, 2011

We will be holding a MediaStorm Methodology Workshop January 10-15, 2011, at our offices in Brooklyn, NY. This workshop is targeted specifically at educators looking to create curricula based on our approach, for organizational leaders tasked with creating and leading multimedia departments, and for professionals looking to start their own media company or integrate MediaStorm concepts into their organization. Over this five-day course, attendees will participate in a collaborative, fast-paced, hands-on overview of what it takes to produce successful multimedia projects. They will work closely with MediaStorm producers and interactive designers to learn the essential elements of multimedia post-production, project organization and storytelling concepts. There will be intensive business-oriented discussions as well, critiquing aspects of developing business models that support multimedia and interactive storytelling. Attendees will leave the workshop with an understanding of all the areas they need to create a comprehensive multimedia plan and to educate others on the approach. If…

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MediaStorm welcomes Shreeya Sinha

We are excited to welcome Shreeya Sinha as our Summer 2010 intern. Shreeya uses storytelling to bridge human divides and shed light on media dark issues. She spent 7 months reporting the effects of psychological trauma in gangs and their victims. She's written about life along the poverty line in New York, investigated the transparency of oil revenue flows in developing countries and reported on socioeconomics in Israel and the West Bank for The Carter Center. Shreeya won the 2010 Foreign Press Association Award for her dedication to international journalism. In addition to Shreeya's work, she has helped produce several shows at CNNi in New York, CNN-IBN and CNBC-TV18 in India. At The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, she helped develop social media outreach to conflict zones. She was raised in India, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. She holds a M.S. in Journalism from Columbia's Graduate…

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Job Opening: Star Tribune seeking Director of Multimedia

The Director of Multimedia is responsible for leading the Star Tribune’s content generation efforts in still photography, video and other emerging visual storytelling techniques. As a member of the newsroom’s management team, he or she will oversee the work of a staff of 25 photographers, videographers and editors. He or she has a strategic responsibility in setting standards for how our visual media is presented in print, on our site and on other platforms and channels. He or she will guide visual storytelling efforts in daily and enterprise coverage and will coach and train journalists throughout the newsroom on producing multimedia content. The Director of Multimedia is responsible for supervising and coordinating the continued photo-, video- and audio-gathering training for photographers, reporters and other news staff. He or she will shape, articulate and champion the vision for multimedia storytelling at the Star Tribune. The Director of Multimedia will track and evaluate the…

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