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We Create Cinematic Narratives

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.

Our team is driven by a passion for storytelling.

We believe that compassionate storytelling builds empathy, and that empathy is the first step towards creating positive change. We aim to tell stories that evoke emotions and bridge the gap between perception and understanding--building connections across the shared human experience.

We have assembled the best people from the creative industries, journalism, information technology, and social change to help us achieve our goals. Learn more about each of the members of our talented and dynamic team below.

MediaStorm partners with a diverse range of clients on their toughest communication challenges. Clients turn to us when they need to clearly and visually explain complex problems; when they need to tell stories about marginalized or underreported stories; or when they simply need to develop a narrative about their own work. Our diverse clientele includes MSNBC, Council on Foreign Relations, National Geographic Magazine and Starbucks.

Many MediaStorm projects have been licensed to appear on websites including MSNBC, Slate and NPR. Our projects have also been broadcast on PBS.

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As a recognized leader in digital storytelling, MediaStorm is uniquely positioned to train filmmakers, photographers, editors, journalists, and educators on our craft. We offer a variety of workshops and online resources to help our peers and students advance their storytelling approaches. Our workshop participants often create projects that yield a financial return, and go on to win industry awards.

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In addition to our workshops and trainings, we are actively sought out to lecture and teach about both the art and business of digital storytelling.

MediaStorm, our clients and our contributors have been honored with numerous accolades including two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, four Emmys and five Webby Awards.

The following is a list of our honors for achievement in storytelling:


1 Edward R. Murrow Award
2 Overseas Press Club of America awards
2 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards
5 World Press Photo nominations / 1 time winner
7 Online Journalism Awards nominations / 3 time winner
15 Emmy nominations / 4 time winner
28 Webby nominations and honors / 5 time winner
43 Pictures of the Year International & NPPA's Best of Photojournalism awards
Emmy Winner Kingsley's Crossing
duPont Winner Intended Consequences
Overseas Press Club Winner Crisis Guide: Iran

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Originally founded in 1994 at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, MediaStorm relaunched in March of 2005 with a focus on creating cinematic narratives for distribution across a variety of platforms. In 2010, MediaStorm underwent a major site redesign, improving accessibility and clearly defining our multiple lines of business. In 2012, the MediaStorm Platform was made available for licensing to clients.

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