Darkness Visible Wins at FotoWeekDC

Seamus Murphy's A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan, produced with MediaStorm received first place in the multimedia category of the 2012 FotoWeekDC International Awards Competition.

Broken Lines, produced during the December 2011 Storytelling Workshop received second place.

Kudos to my colleagues Rob Finch and Tim Mclaughlin for their work on Rite of Passage, produced with photographer Maggie Steber, which received Honorable Mention.

Congratulations to all the winners.

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 .

Take Care Nominated for Online Journalism Award

Take Care, a piece I produced for the MediaStorm Advanced Multimedia Reporting Workshop has been nominated for an ONA award in the Online Video Journalism, Small Site category.

The Take Care production team is Gillian Laub, Elena Ghanotakis, Henrik Björnsson, Laura Varma, and Brad Horn.

About the project:

Virginia Gandee’s brilliant red hair and dozen tattoos belie the reality of this 22-year-old’s life. Inside her family’s Staten Island trailer her caregiving goes far beyond the love she has for her daughter.

Watch Take Care here.

Also nominated in the category is my friend, and MediaStorm alum, Chad Stevens for his work on Leveling Appalachia: The Legacy of Mountaintop Removal Mining, a Yale Environment 360 collaboration with MediaStorm.

Driftless and Surviving the Tsunami Nominated for Emmys

I'm very excited to announce that two MediaStorm projects I produced and edited have been nominated for the 31st Annual Emmy Awards for News & Documentary.

Driftless: Stories from Iowa by Danny Wilcox Frazier was nominated in the New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Documentaries category.

Surviving the Tsunami: Stories of Hope was nominated in the New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Current News Coverage category.

Congratulations also go out to my good friend and former colleague Bob Sacha whose MediaStorm collaboration with Reuters, Times of Crisis, was also nominated in the New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Current News Coverage category.

The project includes brilliant interactivity designed by Tim Klimowicz.

For a full list of nominees see the Emmy Award website.

Driftless Wins Webby for Best Editing

I am thrilled to announce that the 14th Annual Webby Awards named MediaStorm’s Driftless by Danny Wilcox Frazier, which I produced and edited, as the winner in this year's Best Editing for Online Film and Video Category.

From the Webby press release:

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, including websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile websites. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Martha Stewart, R/GA’s Chief Bob Greenberg, David Bowie, Arianna Huffington and Twitter’s Biz Stone.

“The Webby Awards honors the very best of the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. “MediaStorm’s achievement is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”

The 14th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states.

Watch Driftless: Stories from Iowa here.

Driftless Wins Third at Best of Photojournalism 2010

I am humbled by MediaStorm's success at this year's Best of Photojournalism competition. Danny Wilcox Frazier’s Driftless, which I produced and edited received third place in BOP's Documentary Video category.

Surviving the Tsunami, a MediaStorm co-production with Reuters and the Red Cross that I also produced and edited picked up second place for News or Feature Multimedia Package.

Family Koctail, a project I produced for MediaStorm's Advanced Multimedia Reporting Workshop was honored with first place in the Feature Video category.

Finally, Hold Out, another piece I produced for the MediaStorm workshop received Honorable Mention in the same category.

Also check out two winning pieces produced by my friends and former colleagues, Bob Sacha and Chad Stevens.