I am the Senior Editor for Visual News for Minnesota Public Radio, working with a team to develop photography, video and multimedia. Prior to coming to MPR, and home to Minnesota, I was a faculty member at the Poynter Institute, teaching multimedia, mobile and social media. Previously, I was the senior producer for multimedia at StarTribune.com in Minneapolis-St. Paul, arriving there after 13 years as a television producer and photographer at KARE-TV, the NPPA-winning powerhouse in the Twin Cities. Winner of numerous Best of Photojournalism and Pictures of the Year International awards for multimedia storytelling, as well as Emmys for my video work, I teach around the country and the world, talking about finding new ways to tell stories on the Web and mobile devices, especially with video.
For StarTribune.com, I coordinated the multimedia team’s coverage, shot and edited video stories, created audio slide shows, produced major projects and trained staff in creating multimedia. I also taught classes in online journalism and TV news at the University of Minnesota, where I received my master’s degree.