The 21st Century Digital Journalist
The rapid expansion of online video consumption and distribution in the 21st century has revolutionized the media industry, and makes the dissemination of independent work a reality for every filmmaker with a camera and an internet hookup. Join award-winning journalists Travis Fox (Washington Post), Shayla Harris (NY Times), Mara Schiavocampo (NBC), and DCTVs Matt ONeill (Baghdad ER) to discuss how internet-based video journalism has impacted the media, and as they offer insight from their experiences in getting work produced, distributed, and paid for in an increasingly crowded marketplace.
About the Panelists:
Travis Fox washingtonpost.com
Travis Fox is an Emmy Award-winning video producer for washingtonpost.com, where he covers international and domestic stories. Past assignments have taken him to the war in Iraq and across the Middle East, Europe and Asia. His distinctive web video and panoramic photos are considered innovative in the field of Internet journalism. In 2006, he received an Emmy Award for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina. The White House News Photographers Association has named him Editor of the Year three times, most recently in 2006. In 2002, he was also named Camera Person of the Year. In addition to washingtonpost.com, Fox's videos are regularly featured on television and in film festivals. He graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and lives in New York.
Shayla Harris nytimes.com
Shayla Harris is an award winning video producer with The New York Times where she reports on local, national and international stories. She recently earned a duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award for The Education of Ms. Groves, a documentary on a first year teacher that she shot and produced for Dateline NBC. From 2000 to 2005, Harris worked on a number of award-winning documentaries for Dateline, including Pattern of Suspicion, and Children of War, an Emmy Award-winning story on Ugandan child soldiers. Harris has worked with Tom Brokaw, Stanley Nelson, and has contributed features on art, film and popular culture for Artkrush, The Fader, and Filmmaker magazines. She graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in History and American Studies in 1997 and from Columbia Universitys Graduate School of Journalism in 2000.
Mara Schiavocampo NBC Nightly News With Brian Wililams
As the network's first and only digital correspondent, Mara Schiavocampo produces, shoots, edits and reports her own work, which can be seen on the Nightly News website, and NBC News programs including Nightly News, The Today Show and MSNBC. Schiavocampo covers a wide varity of stories - including domestic, international, feature and breaking news - for the network. Prior to joining NBC News, Schiavocampo has been a contributor/guest commentator for numerous outlets and online news sites including ABC News Now, ABCNews.com, NPR, Current TV, Yahoo!, Ebony and Uptown magazines. Among the stories she has covered include: the plight of Iraqi refugees in Jordan, post war events in Beirut, the bird flu in Indonesia, the Lebanon oil spill and hate crimes in Russia.
About Matt ONeill:
Matt ONeill has been at DCTV since 1997, and has been producing award-winning broadcast documentary films since 2001. In 2006, he received a Columbia DuPont Award and three Primetime Emmy Awards for Nonfiction Programs for Baghdad ER (HBO), a feature documentary he co-directed with DCTV Executive Director Jon Alpert. His other films include Bolivia: Coca and the Congressman, To Have and Have Not: The Changing Face of China and Turkey's Tigers for the PBS series Wide Angle; Siberian Adoption Story for the Discovery Health Channel and Venezuela: Revolution in Progress for the Discovery Times Channel.
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