A Fisherman’s Fears: The threat of seismic testing on the N.C. coast

Dewey Hemilright is a commercial fisherman and has been fishing off the North Carolina coast for more than 20 years. With the U.S. government considering opening up the North Carolina coast to offshore drilling and seismic testing for the first time in 30 years, Hemilright worries if that will mean the end to his livelihood, and the livelihood of his community. We partnered with Environmental Health News to produce this

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Alex Blumberg quote about storytelling

What We’re Watching /// Alex Blumberg – Creative Live

We’ve been watching this Creative Live course over our lunches recently. I just heard the above quote come out of Alex Blumberg’s mouth, and I love it. Finding the right person to be the subject of your video is one of the most crucial elements in producing a strong video. Often the default is to focus on someone who is an expert on the topic at hand – a researcher,

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Catherine Orr Will Join Judges of 2016 WHNPA Multimedia Contest

Catherine will be judging the White News Photographers Association 2016 “Eyes of History” contest in the multimedia category. She joins fellow judges Evelio Contreras, a producer, shooter, and editor for CNN, and Rebecca Sell, a multimedia producer and photojournalist teaching at Ohio University. Open judging takes place at the National Geographic headquarters and museum in Washington D.C. the second week of February. Catherine will also help kickoff the weekend, by presenting

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StoryMineMedia Featured in NPPA Magazine

Thanks to the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and Seth Gitner for the nice feature in the November edition of News Photographer.  And shout out to fellow UNC J-school alum Carolyn Van Houten and of course, the fabulous Chad Stevens, also featured in the edition. If you’re an NPPA member, check out the whole article. If you’re not, here are some of the highlights: On collaborating with clients: “‘We look at every project

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Teaching Recognition, Duke University

After the 2015 fall semester, Elena was recognized along with fellow CDS instructor Tim Tyson for having course evaluations among the top 5 percent of all undergraduate instructors at Duke.

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Forum Fellows Wrap-Up

Photographer Latoya Ruby Frazier speaks to Madeliene Pron during her interview with the Fellows. Photo by Shelia Huggins It was a long and exhausting weekend, but Documentary 2015: Origins and Inventions was a success. Documentary 2015 was a national forum, hosted by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, celebrating documentary today. Eight outstanding fellows joined us for the weekend for on-site training in video, photo, and production management.

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