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Joe Mahoney

17: December 2015

Joe Mahoney is the director of multimedia with Rocky Mountain PBS I-News in Denver. Mahoney was a staff photographer, then the Assistant Director of Multimedia for the Rocky Mountain News from 1999 until the 150-year-old paper closed in 2009. He began his career in 1989 with the Associated Press and spent eight years with the wire service.


Mahoney won Pulitzer Prizes for Breaking News Photography with the staff of the News in 2001 for covering the Columbine High School shootings and again in 2003 for coverage of the wildfires in Colorado. He won a Heartland Emmy in 2010 in the Topical Documentary category for his work as a producer on “Final Edition.”


Joe also teaches photojournalism, multimedia and social documentary courses at Metropolitan State University in Denver and has been a frequent coach at the National Press Photographers Association’s “Multimedia Immersion” at Syracuse University and the “NewsVideo” workshops at the University of Oklahoma. He is completing his Master's degree in Political Science at the University of Colorado.