Brian Storm, president of MediaStorm, a multimedia production studio based in New York City will be the speaker for PhotoNight on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carroll Hall auditorium (room 111). (Note that this is a departure from our normal schedule, which is to hold PhotoNight on the last Tuesday of the month.)
Prior to launching MediaStorm in 2005, Storm spent two years as vice president of News, Multimedia & Assignment Services for Corbis, a digital media agency founded and owned by Bill Gates. Storm led Corbis’ global strategy for the news, sports, entertainment and historical collections. He directed the development of Corbis’ production tools and the representation of world-class photographers for assignment work with a focus on creating in-depth multimedia products.
From 1995 to 2002 Storm was director of multimedia at MSNBC.com, a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC News, where he was responsible for the audio, photography and video elements of the site. Storm created The Week in Pictures and Picture Stories to showcase visual journalism in new media.
Storm serves on the advisory board for The Council on Foreign Relations, The Eddie Adams Workshop, The Alexia Foundation, and Brooks Institute’s Journalism School. He has judged both the University of Missouri’s Pictures of the Year and the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism contests.
Storm received his master’s degree in photojournalism in 1995 from the University of Missouri where he ran the School of Journalism’s New Media Lab, taught Electronic Photojournalism and produced CD-ROMs for the Pictures of the Year competition and the Missouri Photo Workshop.