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Interview with IMMJMA alum Berta Tilmantaitė, recent award winner of “NPPA 2017 Best of Photojournalism”

Berta Tilmantaitė is a Lithuanian multimedia journalist, specialising in photography and video. She’s a keen traveler and her visual stories from across the world focus on social issues, human rights, environment and the connection between human and nature. After graduation in 2011, Berta worked on a number of self-funded and commissioned projects and her photo […]

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IMMJMA Graduation 2017

In October the UoB-BFSU International Multimedia Journalism  MA Program held it’s annual graduation event. A total of 18 students graduated and the event was also attended by #IMMJMA alumni and partner media organisations such as China Daily and CGTN. Stacy Xue, one of our current 17/18 cohort caught up with some graduates and alumni to find out […]

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Berta Tilmantaitė’s National Geographic cover story

Berta Tilmantaitė’s story on the Winter Road in Russia has been widely published, including on the cover of the Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian NatGeo magazines. It also featured in the Geographical magazine (UK) and Rhythms Monthly in Taiwan. The cover picture is picture of a local boy named Spiridon, who is deaf. He spends a lot of time with […]

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The power of the visual journalism community – Tracey Shelton gets crowdfunded kit

From newsshooter.com an incredible story of people helping former student and award-winning visual journalist Tracey Shelton: Tracey Shelton was in desperate need of replacing her aging camera equipment to continue to report from war-torn locations such as Aleppo. After reading the post, two Columbia J School grads, Mayeta Clark and Nick Stone, set up a crowd […]

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Tracey Shelton’s awards for Syrian video

Tracey Shelton, a graduate of the 2011-12 program, has been honoured for her video work in Syria with two of the industry’s most prominent awards. Tracey, who is GlobalPost Senior Correspondent, was awarded the George Polk Polk Award for Video Reporting. The citation for the award says: Tracey Shelton of GlobalPost will receive the George Polk Award for Video Reporting for […]

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