Undesired Wins Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award

Undesired by Walter Astrada, a project I produced at MediaStorm for the Alexia Foundation was honored with a 2012 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and I couldn't be more proud.

From the MediaStorm blog:

The duPont Awards, administered since 1968 by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, are considered to be the most prestigious broadcast journalism awards and the equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes, which are also administered at the Journalism School. Selected by the duPont Jury for excellence in broadcast journalism, the award-winning news programs aired in the United States between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. The honorees will be presented with silver duPont batons at a ceremony held at Columbia University in January 2012.

Congratulations to my MediaStorm colleagues and all the winners.

Watch Undesired here.

Three MediaStorm Projects Nominated for Emmy Awards

I’m excited to announce that two projects I produced for MediaStorm, Walter Astrada’s Undesired and Lucas Oleniuk’s Airsick were nominated for Emmy Awards.

Additionally, a project I co-produced with Tim Matsui for the Council on Foreign Relations, Crisis Guide: Pakistan was also nominated.

Congratulations to all the nominees.

For more information, check out the MediaStorm blog .

Undesired Nominated for Webby Award

I’m pleased to announce that Walter Astrada’s Undesired, a project I produced for MediaStorm, was nominated for a Webby in the Public Service and Activism category.

Three other projects I produced were named Official Honorees:

Crisis Guide: Pakistan in News & Politics: Individual Episode. Global Governance Monitor: Public Health in Rich Media: Non-Profit/Educational. Take Care in the Documentary: Individual Episode category.

Another MediaStorm production When the Water Ends was also nominated for a Webby award.

Congratulations to all.

Undesired by Walter Astrada Wins First Place at POYi

Undesired by Walter Astrada, a project I produced at MediaStorm, was recently honored with first place by Picture of the Year International, in the Issue Reporting category.

This was very much a collaborative project. Along with Brian Storm, I had the assistance of two great interns, Shreeya Sinha and AJ Maclean.

Undesired was made possible with support from the Alexia Foundation.

View Undesired here.

Innovative Interactivity Names Two Projects Best of 2010

Innovative Interactivity, Tracy Boyer's multimedia blog, listed two project I produced this year in its best of 2010 roundup. The first is Three Women, a movie I wrote and directed, with accompanying photographs by the gifted Pam Chen.

The other is Undesired by Walter Astrada, a MediaStorm production.

You can see the rest of the list here.

Undesired by Walter Astrada

I'm proud to announce my latest MediaStorm project, Undesired by Walter Astrada.

From the description:

In India, all women must confront the cultural pressure to bear a son. The consequences of this preference is a disregard for the lives of women and girls. From birth until death they face a constant threat of violence.

This was very much a collaborative project and surely would have been a lesser work without the efforts of two great interns, Shreeya Sinha and AJ Maclean.

Undesired was made possible with support from the Alexia Foundation.

View Undesired here.