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Recent Awards and Honors

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Recent Awards and Honors

The past month has been a fun whirlwind of events that I have succinctly distilled for you in six bullet points and one gallery!

  • Hollow won the Excellence and Innovation in Visual Storytelling award at the Online News Association Awards! See Tricia and I accept the award here.
  • Sarah and I have started interviews for She Does podcast (coming in Early 2015).
  • The Hollow team was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy for the New Approaches in Documentary Category.
  • I taught a workshop at FoST 2014 and met my hero, Robert Krulwich.
  • We won the Innovation Award at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal!
  • I spoke at the Magnum Foundation Photo Ex Symposium about Hollow and using film and photography online.

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Hollow nominated for an Emmy

What?!? This is crazy and exciting. CONGRATS to our whole team and the residents of McDowell County on this HUGE honor.

We are Emmy nominated in the category of New Approaches: Documentaries.

Press Release

Also, don't forget about our screening next week at the US Capitol. Information here.

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Digital First Media Award

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Digital First Media Award

I'm honored to be a part of the team that won a Digital First Media Award for January. Here is what the judges had to say:

The Charleston Daily Mail deftly managed the Elk River contamination, providing all-angles coverage without diluting content. The show-stealer is the artistry of videographer Elaine McMillion in "West Virginia Water Woes, 36 Hour Recap," which is also a testament to the explanatory reporting skills of David Boucher. This video is not just informative — it's striking. I was further impressed by the work of reporters Marcus Constantino and Matt Murphy; a hot shower well-earned by all.

Award announcement here 

Behind the scenes of our coverage here

Congrats to the whole team!

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W.Va. Water Woes Continue

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W.Va. Water Woes Continue

Synopsis: West Virginia stands in a state of emergency after a potentially harmful chemical spilled into a local river and contaminated the water supply. And no one knows how long it will last. More than 100,000 customers in the nine counties receiving water from the 1,500-mile affected network were ordered to stop using their water for almost everything.

I produced this piece for the Charleston Daily Mail on Friday. If you need caught up on what has been happening in West Virginia, during the past 36 hours, take some time to watch the video.

 

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