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Matthew Corcoran

16: June 2015

Matthew Corcoran is a writer and video producer living in Abu Dhabi. He graduated from Holy Cross in 2004 with a major in English and a minor in studio art. He has worked for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, as a consultant in Washington, DC, and in the History Department at Harvard. He wrote a master’s thesis about a Ford Foundation Cold War cultural diplomacy project. In his current role, Matthew tells the story of the academic work that happens at NYU Abu Dhabi through written stories, photo, and video.

Matthew participated in the June 2015 MediaStorm Methodology Workshop. He had the following to say about his experience:

The Methodology Workshop is an intense, week-long tour of MediaStorm’s philosophy and methodology — and more broadly the world of journalistic storytelling. Brian and his team share sacred advice about production, interviews, syndication, distribution, and, of course, how to tell a killer story. If a topic isn’t discussed, ask about it. Brian and his team will tell you what they think. They are honest and candid about the work they do and how they do it. Sharing a room with smart and talented participants from all over the world is another huge benefit.

In five days, I learned a massive amount that I'm intent to apply to my work. I value my notes from that week the way some value precious stones.