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Jassim Ahmad

MMW 01: May 2008

Jassim Ahmad joined Reuters in 2000 and works in its Media division as Global Head of Multimedia & Interactive Innovation, with responsibility for developing high-impact visual storytelling.


Ahmad's multimedia work includes Bearing Witness and Times of Crisis - both collaborations with MediaStorm. His projects have won numerous awards including Documentary Project of the Year (POYi), Best Multimedia (ONA) and three Emmy nominations.


In his previous position as Head of Visual Projects, Ahmad managed Reuters' programme of books, exhibitions and other other visual communications. He has produced several publications with Thames & Hudson, including The State of the World - published in 10 languages and staged as an exhibition in 25 locations in 10 countries, Sports in the 21st Century, and the Our World Now annual collector's series.


Ahmad is of British-Indian nationality and is based in London.


Ahmad participated in the May 2008 MediaStorm Storytelling Workshop. He had the following to say about his experience:


MediaStorm has a distinctive approach, with a focus on rich, nuanced narrative. Learning one-to-one from a talented team, I have come away with a strong framework for multimedia storytelling. After a challenging week of both theory and practice, I am conscious of the potential of this medium for visual journalism. I leave inspired to do much more with these powerful tools.

Surviving the Tsunami for International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Thomson Reuters Foundation

Combining imagery by Reuters photojournalists with eyewitness testimony and interactive graphics, Surviving the Tsunami reveals the strength of the human spirit in the face of catastrophe.

Times of Crisis for Thomson Reuters

In Times of Crisis, Reuters charts 365 days of global financial upheaval to see how lives have changed as a divergent world embarks on an era of historic challenge.

Bearing Witness for Thomson Reuters

Bearing Witness is the story of the team of 100 Reuters correspondents, photographers, cameramen and support staff, striving to bring the world news from the most dangerous country for the press.

Behind the Scenes: Workshop 1 by Tim McLaughlin

In the heart of New York, the MediaStorm workshops are committed to training professional storytellers in the tools they will need to thrive in today's journalism. Get inspired as eight pros dive in, learn, create, and inspire each other.

One Man Brand by Lucy Nicholson and Jassim Ahmad

Robert Burck couldn't get anyone to listen to his music, until he made a simple discovery. In One Man Brand, we meet a man who has transformed himself from a penniless outsider into one of the Big Apple's most visible attractions.

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