Stan AlcornMMW 05: Sept 2009
Stan Alcorn is a multimedia journalist based in New York City. He is a research and production assistant at Marketplace, directs multimedia content for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at the Columbia Journalism School and produces documentary shorts for Danger Documentaries. His work has been published by outlets including the Orange County Register, High Country News and Chinese web portal NetEase.
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.