Don’t miss this opportunity to share the excitement and drive for excellence with some of the top visual journalists in the country. Whether you’re just starting your career or are a seasoned professional, this weekend workshop will inspire and IGNITE YOUR PASSION to push to the next level of video storytelling.


Workshop links:


Twitter:   @IYPWorkshop  #IYPWorkshop

WHEN: June 8-9, 2018

Hosted by the Tegna Foundation, KARE 11, and the National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF).


Earlybird registration closes on Friday, May 4.

Membership Earlybird Regular/At Door
(NPPA Awards included in workshop rate)
Non-NPPA $70 $85
NPPA $55 $70
Students (with ID) $30 $35
NPPA Awards Only $25 $30


At Science Museum of Minnesota 120 W. Kellogg Blvd. • Saint Paul, MN 55102 LOCATION: Science Museum of Minnesota 120 W. Kellogg Blvd. • Saint Paul, MN 55102 All participants enjoy Museum exhibit access. Directions: Parking vouchers available for $8/per day SEE THE MAP

Transit to the museum

When you head to the museum, hop on a Metro Transit bus or train. It’s a fast, stress-free way to get around town. With so many routes serving downtown Saint Paul and the museum, getting here is easy! Use the Metro Transit Trip Planner to find the best route


We have a block of rooms available at the Hampton Inn & Suites St. Paul Downtown at a discounted rate, $159 +tax per/night, for the nights of June 8 & 9th. Book your room now or call 651-224-7400 and ask for “Video Workshop Rate.” (while rooms available)


(Schedule subject to change)


6-7pm Registration in Main SMM Lobby

7-9pm NPPA Best of Photojournalism Video Awards: Elements Café (Level 6)

Hors d’oeuvre & cash bar.



8:30-9:00am Registration in Main SMM Lobby (for those not registered on Friday)

Full Schedule Coming Soon!

For those interested: Discovery Hall. (Level 6)

Please sign up at registration desk and bring a maximum of two stories you would like critiqued as a QT on flash drive, or Web Link (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) with mixed audio.


Boyd Huppert

Boyd Huppert, @Boyd Huppert

Storytelling Writing and Reporting

KARE 11 News

During his 34-year career in television news, Boyd Huppert has become widely known for his work as a video storyteller and teacher. 

In his primary role, Boyd works as a reporter at KARE TV in Minneapolis, where he produces and hosts the station’s weekly “Land of 10,000 Stories” segment.  

Boyd has also presented more than 150 visual storytelling workshops across North America and in Norway, Denmark and New Zealand.  

Boyd’s work as a reporter has earned some of journalism’s highest honors, including a national Emmy for feature reporting, more than 100 regional Emmys, the Scripps Howard Award, and multiple National Headliner, Sigma Delta Chi and Gabriel Awards.  In 2017 Boyd was recognized with the National Edward R. Murrow Award for news writing, his 16th National Murrow.  Boyd is a 2016 recipient of the Sprague Award, the highest honor bestowed by the National Press Photographers Association.  Also in 2016, Boyd was inducted into the Emmy Silver Circle, recognizing career contributions to the television industry.

Prior to his arrival at KARE in 1996, Boyd worked at WITI-TV in Milwaukee, KETV in Omaha and WSAW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Boyd grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and graduated with a journalism degree from UW-River Falls, where he was named the university’s 2013 distinguished alumnus.

Boyd Huppert

Gary Knox, @gKare11

Investigative – “Storytelling in Investigative Journalism”

KARE 11 News

Gary Knox has worked as a photojournalist for more than 35 years. Before starting at KARE-TV 22 years ago, he worked for WJTV in Jackson, MS, KSNW-TV in Wichita, KS, and WSMV-TV in Nashville, TN.

His unique eye behind the camera and in the editing booth have earned numerous national recognitions over the years including the duPont-Columbia, George Polk, Sigma Delta Chi, IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors), National Edward R. Murrow, National Emmy, National Iris and National Headliner Awards. In 2001, he was named National Photographer of the Year by the NPPA.

Boyd Huppert

A.J. Lagoe, @AJInvestigates

Investigative – “Storytelling in Investigative Journalism”

KARE 11 News

A.J. Lagoe joined KARE 11 in Minneapolis-St. Paul to help launch the station’s investigative team in 2014. Stories that make his community a little bit better place to live are his passion.

 Extensive utilization of public records laws, database analysis, and a dogged pursuit of the truth are hallmarks of his investigative reports that regularly result in criminal charges for wrongdoers and prompt change in local, state and federal laws.

 A.J.’s reports have earned journalism’s highest honors including the duPont-Columbia, George Polk, Sigma Delta Chi, IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors), Edward R. Murrow and National Headliner Awards. 

 Before joining KARE 11, A.J. worked as an investigative reporter and anchor at WRIC-TV in Richmond and as a reporter at WSTM-TV and WSYR-Radio in Syracuse.

Boyd Huppert

Jason Lamb, @JasonLambNC5

Team Storytelling

WTVF, Nashville, TN

For the past five years, Jason Lamb has told the stories of Middle Tennessee as a reporter for WTVF NewsChannel 5 in Nashville.

In 2016, Jason was recognized with the NPPA Photojournalism Award for Reporting. Jason’s storytelling has also been honored with a national Edward R. Murrow Award for writing, two national SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Awards for feature reporting and a National Headliner Award, along with nine EMMYs.

Jason came to Nashville from Anchorage, Alaska where he spent four years as a reporter for KTUU. He grew up in Beaverton, Oregon and graduated from the University of Missouri.

Boyd Huppert

Bill Middeke, @WildMediaBill

KARE 11 News

For more than a decade, Bill Middeke has been a general news and special projects photojournalist at KARE 11 in Minneapolis-St. Paul.  A Top Central NPPA Regional Photographer of the Year, Bill is an eight-time member of an NPPA Station of the Year award winner, multiple-time finalist for NPPA National Photographer of the Year, and has earned a National Murrow Award for Videography.

Bill started his career at WEAU-TV in Eau Claire, WI, before venturing to WHO-TV in Des Moines, IA, where he was a member of the first NPPA Station of the Year for Small market.

Bill is a proud graduate of Waldorf University in Forest City, IA, where he regularly guest lectures and mentors.

Dedicated to excellence and passionate about the art of visual journalism, Bill is the driving force behind the Ignite Your Passion: Visual Storytelling Workshop.

You can follow Bill and see his daily #TVPhotogTips on Twitter, @wildmediabill.

Boyd Huppert

Catherine Steward, @CatherineL_S

Team Storytelling

WTVF, Nashville, TN

Catherine Steward is a photojournalist for WTVF NewsChannel 5 in Nashville. In her time at WTVF, she has received six EMMYs and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for use of video. Catherine was named NPPA TV Quarterly Contest Photographer of the Year for the West General region in 2012, and for the Central Top region in 2015.

Originally from Palmer, Alaska, Catherine has previously worked for KTUU and KTVA in Anchorage. She has served as a judge for the NPPA Best of Photojournalism Television Editing contest and the White House News Photographers Association.