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.

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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)

Friday, June 8th
6-7pm Registration in Main SMM Lobby
7-9pm NPPA Best of Photojournalism Video Awards: Elements Café (Level 6)
Hors d’oeuvre & cash bar.

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

9am-9:15am Welcome: Auditorium (Level 3)
Jeff Wiltgen – KARE 11

9:15am-10:30am Team Storytelling: Auditorium (Level 3)
Catherine Steward & Jason Lamb – WTVF

10:30am-10:45am Break

10:45am-11:45am Solo-Journalism: Auditorium (Level 3)
“Surviving and Thriving as an MMJ” Joe Little – KNSD

11:45am-12:30pm Lunch Included: Discover Hall (Level 4)

12:30pm-2:00pm Photojournalism: Auditorium (Level 3)
“2018 NPPA Ernie Crisp POY Finalist RoundTable” Moderated by Scott Libin, Featuring:
Alanna Delfino – WBFF, Baltimore, MD
Chad Nelson – KARE 11
Forrest Sanders – WSMV, Nashville, TN
Kevin Sullivan – KARE 11

2:00pm-2:15pm Break

2:15pm-3:30pm Investigative Journalism: Auditorium (Level 3)
“Storytelling In Investigative Journalism”
Lauren Leamanczyk, AJ Lagoe, & Gary Knox – KARE 11

3:30pm-3:45pm Break

3:45pm-5pm Storytelling Writing and Reporting: Auditorium (Level 3)
Lindsey Seavert & Boyd Huppert – KARE 11

5pm-6:30pm Small Group Critiques:
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.


Alanna Delfino, @Alanna_Delfino 

NPPA POY Finalist: “Photojournalism Roundtable”

WBFF – Baltimore, MD

Behind her lens, Alanna Delfino finds the special moments needed to turn any kind of news into a good story. As a photojournalist at WBFF in Baltimore, she consistently produces honest, creative and one-of-a-kind stories daily. While shooting day-turns fuels her news heart, working on creative, long-form projects is her true passion.

Alanna is a 2015 (Y55) student graduate and credits the NPPA news video workshop for an early on success as a professional in local news. Since joining WBFF’s photography staff in 2016, Alanna has consistently placed in the TV Quarterly contest, won her first Regional Emmy and co-produced her first mini documentary called “Aftershock,” which documents the deadliest year per capita in Baltimore City.

During her final year studying at University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, she worked as an overnight news editor at WUSA9 TV in Bethesda, MD and after graduation, transitioned to a full-time editing coordinator at WJLA ABC7 in Washington, DC. She says, that if it weren’t for her connections made at college NPPA events, she would have never landed a shooting position in a top storytelling market.

In 2017, Alanna joined UMD’s Merrill College adjunct faculty staff, where she teaches an intermediate news reporting class to undergraduate students. As an instructor, her goal is to educate students on the simple knowledge that quality video, crisp natural sound and subjective sound bites will lead to a well-rounded story. Alanna credits much of her success to professional mentors and hopes to be the same guiding light for her students.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lauren Leamanczyk @LaurenKARE11

Investigative – “Storytelling in Investigative Journalism”

KARE 11 News

Lauren Leamanczyk is an investigative reporter and anchor at KARE 11.   She joined KARE in 2016 after several years as a reporter at WBZ-TV in Boston.

Lauren has covered some of the biggest stories of in the country from Presidential elections, to hurricanes to reporting round the clock during the Boston Marathon Bombing.   Her investigations have highlighted issues surround children’s mental health, drug price gouging and Minnesota’s failure to investigate elder abuse.   Her reports have led to changes in laws and policies and have helped consumers re-coup lost money.

Lauren has also worked as a reporter in Madison, WI and Milwaukee, WI.  She graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism.  

Scott Libin, @SMLibin

Moderator – NPPA POY Finalist: “Photojournalism Roundtable”

University of Minnesota

Scott Libin is Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He has three decades of experience as a journalist, including jobs on camera and behind the scenes, as a news director and as an educator. He is a consultant, coach and communications professional, specializing in broadcast and digital journalism. 

Scott was vice president of news and content at Internet Broadcasting 2011-2014. He previously led newsrooms at WCCO-TV and KSTP-TV in the Twin Cities and at WGHP-TV in the Greensboro, N.C., market. He has twice been a full-time member of the resident faculty at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., and has trained journalists from Newfoundland to South Africa to China. Scott began his career as a congressional press secretary and as a bureau reporter in Washington, D.C. He was a reporter and weekend anchor in North Carolina before entering management. 

Scott is chairman of the board of the Radio Television Digital News Association and former chairman of the RTDNA Ethics Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Scholastic Press Association and served for 10 years on the Board of Advisors of ThreeSixty Journalism, a teen outreach program of the University of St. Thomas.

Joe Little, @LittleJoeTV

“Surviving and Thriving as an MMJ”

KNSD – San Diego, CA

Joe Little is a television news journalist at KNSD in San Diego, CA.  He’s a proud Multimedia Journalist and often travels the country with his Garden Gnome teaching his strategies for better storytelling, on-camera performances, and time management.

Joe has been awarded 11 Emmys and was a finalist for the NPPA’s Photojournalism Award for Reporting in 2017.  His creative stories have taken viewers as far away as Pakistan; to a story completely contained inside a dumpster.

Joe’s mantra: “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.”

It has served him well since 1999 as he zigzagged across the country as a television news reporter and anchor with stops in Hagerstown, Maryland; Johnstown, Pennsylvania; San Diego and Carlsbad, California.  Joe has taught journalists and students from around the world how to improve their visual storytelling.  He joined the faculty at the NPPA News Video Workshop in Norman, Oklahoma in 2013.  Coincidentally, that was also the last year Joe used a stick mic.

His coverage of the 9/11 attacks is among Joe’s greatest accomplishments.  He was four miles away from Shanksville, Pennsylvania when United Flight 93 crashed.  Joe was one of the first reporters on the scene.  His accounts are included in a book called Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report on 9/11. Joe’s expertise has also been included in a number of journalism textbooks.

Joe received his Masters from Syracuse University in 1999.  But he credits George Mason University with building a strong foundation for his career.  In 1998, he earned his BA in Speech Communication.  While at Mason, Joe was a proud member of the Men’s Basketball Team (Career Totals: 2 points, 3 rebounds).  In 2010, the Department of Communication and the College of Humanities & Social Sciences named Joe the Alumnus of the Year.

Boyd Huppert

Chad Nelson, @CMNelsonPhoto

NPPA POY Finalist: “Photojournalism Roundtable”

KARE 11 News

In 2017, Chad Nelson was awarded with top honors by the National Press Photographers Association, winning both the Ernie Crisp Photographer of the Year and Editor of the Year.

Nelson is a Minnesota native who grew up in Elk River, MN. He studied Mass Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism at Minnesota State University Moorhead and quickly launched his professional career at WDAY in Fargo, ND. It was at WDAY under the mentorship of reporter Kevin Wallevand that a passion for storytelling began. With a constant curiosity of the human condition, Chad began working on his craft to highlight the beautiful people he would meet. 

Nelson joined KARE 11, in Minneapolis in 2014 to focus on the art of storytelling while looking for new technologies to bring storytelling to life on all platforms.

Boyd Huppert

Forrest Sanders, @wsmv_forrest

NPPA POY Finalist: “Photojournalism Roundtable”

WSMV – Nashville, TN

Forrest Sanders is a video journalist at WSMV News 4 in Nashville. A somewhat…’unconventional’ path to news, he decided he wanted to write, shoot and edit his own stories in high school after watching The Evil Dead (it’s a long story). He’s a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and started his career at WBKO in Bowling Green, KY. He’s the recipient of 11 regional Emmy Awards and 14 first place Associated Press Awards for work he wrote, shot and edited. He’s an active member and strong proponent of the National Press Photographers Association.

Forrest believes in visual, emotion-driven storytelling that emphasizes the uniqueness of the person and situation at the center of the story. He thanks the Kentucky News Photographers Association for arranging for the governor to officially bestow him the title of ‘Kentucky colonel.’ This designation has made him, yes, Colonel Sanders.

Boyd Huppert

Lindsey Seavert, @LindseySeavert

Storytelling Writing and Reporting

KARE 11 News

Lindsey was born not far from KARE 11 in Golden Valley, Minn. and grew up in the northwestern Twin Cities suburb of Plymouth, Minn. where she graduated from Osseo High School.

She began her news career in Minnesota, reporting at KCCO-TV in Alexandria before heading out west to KTVN-TV in Reno, Nevada.

Lindsey also spent several years at WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio and worked at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis before joining KARE 11.

She’s earned several Emmy awards, a regional Edward R. Murrow award and a National Headliner award for her writing and reporting.

She lives with her husband and two children in Southwest Minneapolis.

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.

Boyd Huppert

Kevin Sullivan, @ksullyduck

NPPA POY Finalist: “Photojournalism Roundtable”

KARE 11 News

Kevin Sullivan is a Photojournalist at KARE 11 in Minneapolis, MN.  His last two stops were KUSA in Denver, CO and KING 5 in Seattle, WA.  In his time at KARE, he has won 4 Regional Emmy’s and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.  Sully captured NPPA’s West Top Photographer of the Year title for KING in 2014 in the Quarterly Clip Contest.  He was part of NPPA’s Station of the Year Award in 2014 for KUSA, and in 2016 for KARE.  Sully has been a Finalist for the Ernie Crisp Photographer of the Year crown the last 6 out of 7 years, 4 years in a row, and was Runner-Up in 2017.

Sully serves as NPPA Quarterly Clip Certificate Chair, taking over in 2017.  He is from Mobile, Alabama, a passionate Oregon Ducks fan, and enjoys playing ping pong in his spare time.  He loves his wife Amy, dogs Boston and Wrigley, the Pacific Northwest, and has a new love in his daughter Bailey.