James Foley Award and World Press Photo Instagram

This week has been full of good news, and I wanted to share with everyone a couple of things that have happened. I am honored to be receiving the James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting, from the Online News Association. Andy Carvin, the committee chair and Social Media Editor at the Associated Press wrote these… Continue reading James Foley Award and World Press Photo Instagram

How interactive storytelling is humanizing the internet

“We are human, we are not animals, why can’t we cross the border?” These words, spoken by a refugee standing at the barbed wire fence now separating Greece and Macedonia featured in the documentary Trapped, echo the sentiments of thousands of migrants around the world as nations have begun closing off their borders at a… Continue reading How interactive storytelling is humanizing the internet

The World Press Photo winner – promoting violence or not?

The World Press Photo announced the winners of this year’s contest on Monday, and the winning image has created a lot of buzz, both negative and positive. Turkish photographer Burhan Özbilici took the powerful photograph mere seconds after the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, at a gallery where he was speaking… Continue reading The World Press Photo winner – promoting violence or not?

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

Here’s why there was only one World Press award for Interactive Docs

Last weekend, I finally found some time to sit down and watch all of the World Press Photo award winners in the 2015 multimedia contest. The first thing that stood out to me was that there was only one winner in the Interactive Documentary category — just one little interactive doc winner tucked into the bottom… Continue reading Here’s why there was only one World Press award for Interactive Docs