Seth M. Gitner has been Multimedia Editor for The Roanoke Times/ roanoke.com for two years. A still photojournalist for 10 years, his role now is to help integrate multimedia news gathering techniques into a traditionally print newsroom.
Seth has taught multimedia storytelling at the Poynter Institute’s Visual Edge Workshop, the North Carolina Photojournalism Workshop and the Truth with a Camera workshop. He is a past president of the Virginia News Photographer’s Association and currently serves as Chapter Board Representative on the National Press Photographer’s Association board of directors. He also chairs the NPPA’s newly established multimedia committee.
Since his move to the online side of The Roanoke Times’ fully integrated newsroom, Seth, along with the roanoke.com digital media team, has earned numerous accolades including the 2005 ‘Best Internet Site under 1 million users’ award by Editor and Publisher magazine, the 2006 NAA Most Innovative Storytelling Award, the 2005 Scripps Howard Award for Web Reporting, the 2005 APME Online Convergence Award and the 2006 General Excellence Award from the Online News Association.
Both his multimedia and photography have been recognized by the NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism contest.