On February 27th, 2009 the Rocky Mountain News, 55 days short of its 150th birthday, closed. A 21 minute video feature about the closing of the paper appears on its website and is embedded below. Final Edition from Matthew Roberts on Vimeo. For more go to their website at www.rockymountainnews.com
A collection of wire service images from the Sukkot festival around the West Bank commemorating the 40 years of wandering in the desert after the exodus of Jews from Egypt some 3200 years ago. The week-long festival starts in mid-October. View the images on the Denver Post’s Captured Blog.
Washington, D.C. based freelance photojournalist Astrid Riecken was recently named the White House News Photographer Association’s Still Photographer of the Year. One of the essays in her winning portfolio is a beautifully photographed black and white piece about Jazz legend Edward ‘Butch’ Warren. Warren played with Jazz greats Miles Davis, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, Herbie [...]
Sun-Sentiel photojournalist Joe Cavaretta has a multimedia piece from 2006 about an 8-year-old Ft. Lauderdale boy preacher. You can see the presentation on the Sun-Sentinel web site at www.sun-sentinel.com.
The Chicago Tribune has an excellent multimedia piece about a woman fleeing an abusive relationship and coming to the United States from Mexico. Mariana de la Torre illegally crossed the border in a car trunk seeking a better life. It was not going to be that easy. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer, eight months after arriving in [...]
The Crooked Road is Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, a winding 250-mile corridor though Southwest Virginia. Roanoke Times photojournalist Kyle Green and Reporter Ralph Berrier Jr. take you on the journey. View the Crooked Road Presentation by the Roanoke Times.
Sacred Ground -The Building of the Pentagon Memorial The Washington Post has interactive videos and photo galleries of the building, design, and dedication of the Pentagon Memorial. View the Washington Post presentation here.
For Kristen Nelson, a widow at 20, the story of her husband’s sacrifice in Iraq cuts two ways. She’s immensely proud of his service. But on her worst days, she misses him almost unbearably. View the multimedia presentation on the MIlwaukee Journal Sentinel website.
Greg Kahn, with the Naples Daily News, won 1st place in the National Press Photographer Association’s monthly clip contest feature story category for the month of February (Region 6). His story of Dr. Melanio Villarosa, a pediatrician who lives in Naples, but built his practice in Immokalee because he said he was “called by God,” [...]