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Stan Alcorn

MMW 05: Sept 2009

Stan Alcorn is a multimedia journalist based in New York City. He is a staff writer for Fast Company's Co.Exist, a regular radio reporter for WNYC, NPR and Marketplace and makes documentary shorts. He formerly directed multimedia content for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at the Columbia Journalism School.


Stan participated in the September 2009 MediaStorm Storytelling Workshop. He had the following to say about his experience:


Before I came to the MediaStorm workshop, I didn't know how much I had to learn, or how much I could learn in a single week. I expected technique tips and tricks; I expected a window into the MediaStorm workflow. I didn't expect lucid lessons synthesizing technique with journalistic storytelling; I didn't expect MediaStorm producers showing up early after yet another late night to set up for yet another long day of focused, hands-on teaching-by-doing. And I didn't expect this combination of theory and practice (mostly practice) to so thoroughly change how I looked at not only "multimedia" but storytelling in general. As Brian warned us early on, after the workshop, you can't go back to who you were before. That is definitely a good thing.

Behind the Scenes: Workshop 5 by Maisie Crow

MediaStorm intern Maisie Crow goes behind the scenes of the September, 2009, Multimedia Workshop, where participants challenge themselves with new technology, share new perspectives, and discover the beauty of collaboration.

Family Kocktail by Deanne Fitzmaurice, Doug Grant and Stan Alcorn

Kryssy Kocktail grew up in troubled family and, as an adult, followed the mythic path of joining the circus. Amid the lights and energy of the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, she has found something that she never dreamed would be hers.