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PhotoNight LVI with Brian Storm of MediaStorm

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, 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.

Now Accepting Applications for CPJW 2010

From Jesus, Thunder and Iron

The Carolina Photojournalism Workshop (CPJW) is an intensive, on-location multimedia project in which students complete a multimedia project in one week. Students will produce a cutting-edge multimedia website documenting life in and around Little Switzerland, N.C. This is simply one of the most intense, most valuable learning experiences in the Viscom program. Expect to create an exceptional portfolio piece. Admission to this 10-day 3-credit course is by permission of instructor. To apply, complete the attached application and turn it in to Pat Davison by March 1. Hard copy applications are also available in the Viscom Suite.


Photo by Andrew Dye from Jesus, Thunder and Iron during CPJW 2009 “Being Asheville”

PhotoNight LV with Travis Dove

Travis Dove is a freelance photographer based out of North Carolina. In recent years his work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, World Press Photo, the National Press Photographers Association, and the White House News Photographers Association, among others. While working toward a master’s degree in photography at Ohio University School of Visual Communication, Travis was named the 2007 College Photographer of the Year and awarded a prestigious one-year photo internship with National Geographic Magazine. Travis has worked for several American newspapers including The Boston Globe and The Charlotte Observer and his work has appeared in large and small publications across the globe. Recent clients include National Geographic Magazine, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday January 26, 2010
  • Where: Carroll Hall Room 33 (Lower Level, UNC School of Journalism)
  • Free Food: Some.
  • Doors open at 7:00. See you there.

Photo by Travis Dove from Skate Rats!!

Spring 2010 CPJ Update

So the Spring semester is upon us. And we are already in full-speed ahead mode: web redesigns, workshops, contests, new documentary projects here and abroad, amazing PhotoNights featuring the likes of Sam Abell and Brian Storm,  faculty members winning big-time grants for their films (I’m looking at you Chad A. Stevens) and new curricula taking shape.  (Note: curricula is apparently the plural of curriculum, who knew). In short, we’ve got a lot of work to do, but it’s going to be an amazing Spring here in Chapel Hill. Over the next week we’ll be touching on all of these things here at But to kick things off, I thought I’d share a few selects from the advanced course of Fall 2009. Enjoy!

Sara Peach Reports from Climate Demonstrations in Copenhagen

Some 250 demonstrators are reported to have been arrested following some of the most intense protesting since the United Nations Climate Change Conference began more than a week ago in Copenhagen, Denmark. Here’s what our own Sara Peach reported today for Grist.

Youth activists were beaten by police this morning in Copenhagen after they marched out of the Bella Center, shouting “Reclaim power!” and “Climate justice now!”

During the second week of the COP15 talks in Copenhagen, the number of activists allowed to attend the talks has been drastically reduced. By Friday, when President Obama arrives, the number of nongovernmental “observers,” the UN group to which most of the activists belong, will be reduced to just 90.

A mix of frustrated indigenous, youth, and environmental activists walked out of the talks this morning at about 11 a.m. local time. Once outside, the marchers attempted to join a second group of activists organized by the anti-corporate network Climate Justice Action. But before the two groups could join, they met a line of police.

The activists and the police shoved back and forth, and the police beat them with batons. The marchers said throughout the action that they had remained peaceful.

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