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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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MA graduate Biel Calderón Rincón interviewed

Biel Calderón Rincón graduated from the MA last year having completed a final project “The Little Big Project.” Biel embraced a range of different platforms to deliver his story, and the project is available on Vimeo, Storyplanet and as an iBook. Biel was interviewed this month for the Top Photography Films blog.

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Setting up a multimedia company: Simone Scholtz and ZAZU

Simone Scholtz, who graduated with the MA in 2011, is developing plans for a new multimedia company in Africa. The project is led by Felix Masi, a former photojournalist from Kenya’s The Standard Group of Newspapers who is currently a documentary photographer/filmmaker based in Congo-Kinshasa. Andrew Esiebo, a potojournalist/filmmaker based in Nigeria and Ken Oloo, a US-trained film […]

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Berta Tilmantaite’s “The River Runs Back” wins another prize

Berta Tilmantaite, who completed the MA last year, has been awarded another prize for her project “The River Runs Back.” Berta’s 9 minute video, which examines the transformation of the Yongding River near Beijing, was announced as a winner of the TV category in the WASH Media Award. The WASH Media Awards recognise and support the crucial role of media in raising […]

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