Q&A: A new photo contest and other exciting news at World Press Photo

Last week World Press Photo announced some exciting new initiatives, that are launching soon. We at Vignette were very interested in learning more about this news, so I reached out to World Press Photo. Managing Director Lars Boering, was kind enough to answer our questions about the expansion of the organization. Here is our Q&A. Tara… Continue reading Q&A: A new photo contest and other exciting news at World Press Photo

Webby Awards – early deadline

The Webby Awards early deadline is October 28th, but if you can’t get your submissions in by tomorrow, there is more time, don’t worry! There are a lot of categories from the Webby’s, with some really interesting projects that have were submitted. But it takes a while to go through (can take you days if… Continue reading Webby Awards – early deadline

A lesson from the Egyptian Revolution – you can never be too prepared in a conflict zone

Mohamed Hossam Eldinm and Nasser Nuri, photographer colleagues in Egypt sent me some photos that they took of me in Tahrir during the Egyptian revolution in 2011. It’s rare that you get to see so many photos of yourself in action, and also unique because I remember this particular moment so clearly. That day, I… Continue reading A lesson from the Egyptian Revolution – you can never be too prepared in a conflict zone

Don’t get #Hacked – Explore Syria’s cyber war with an on-line game

This month, Al Jazeera released an interactive on-line game about Syria’s hackers called,  ‘#Hacked – Investigate Syria’s Cyber War‘.  The site puts you into the role of a journalist researching spy equipment usage in war zones.  Users have five days to collect information on Syria’s cyber war, without getting hacked, before submitting their findings.   The game starts out… Continue reading Don’t get #Hacked – Explore Syria’s cyber war with an on-line game

The fusion of tech and storytelling – the FoST conference

Last week concluded an interesting conference/symposium called the “Future of StoryTelling (FoST)”.  True to their name, it focused on the emerging trends in technology and communications that will shape how we tell stories in the digital age. It’s an invite-only event, and although Vignette was fortunate to receive an invitation, we were unable to attend… Continue reading The fusion of tech and storytelling – the FoST conference