We are very pleased to announce that the overall winner of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award will receive tuition free access to a MediaStorm Multimedia One-day Workshop in New York. We would like to thank Brian Storm, MediaStorm Executive Producer, for his generous support.

Note: Attendees are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation during the workshop.

About MediaStorm

MediaStorm is an award-winning film production and interactive design studio whose work gives voice and meaning to the most pressing issues of our time. Our stories demystify complex issues, humanize statistics, and inspire audiences to take action on issues that matter.

MediaStorm has led a paradigm shift in digital storytelling. Our in-depth reporting and original use of audio, video, and interactive graphics create compelling stories that get noticed. In the past five years alone, we have been nominated for 15 Emmy Awards and won two Alfred Dupont Awards. Our films connect with audiences, spread through social media, and are picked up by major media outlets, such as AP, NBC, New York Times, and the Washington Post.

As industry leaders, we are committed to preparing the next generation of journalists to harness the craft of digital storytelling. As such, we provide a range of training that teach storytellers how to engage and inspire viewers.

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About MediaStorm’s Multimedia One-day Workshops

MediaStorm’s one-day workshops provide participants an overview of multimedia storytelling approaches while engaging participants in discussion about the most appropriate ways to create a multimedia story. Through real world examples, Brian Storm will share tips and techniques to improve reporting, editing and distributing your multimedia project.

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in multimedia storytelling, no experience is necessary. We will be looking primarily at multimedia methodology and theory — this is not a workshop to learn how to use your new audio recorder — it’s a workshop where you will be asked to look deeper, into the when and why of different storytelling techniques and approaches.


What You Will Learn

Narrative Storytelling

  • Developing the best approach for creating effective multimedia stories
  • Pre-production planning, finding the story’s focus and execution of those ideas and techniques

Reporting Approach

  • Using the best tools to get the story
  • When to use a still camera, when to use audio and/or video
  • How to ask questions and get to the heart of the story


  • Getting the most out of the reporter/editor relationship
  • Common issues and how to resolve them

Image by Romain Champalaune | 2015 Third Place Winner

Posted by Thaddeus Pope

Thaddeus Pope is the Director of Visual Communications for The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and the Creative Director of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award.