IGNITE YOUR PASSION: Next Generation Video Workshop


IGNITE YOUR PASSION:  Next Generation Video Storytelling Workshop

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.

WHEN:  September 14-16, 2012

LOCATION:   Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul.  All participants enjoy Museum exhibit access.
Directions:  http://www.smm.org/directions
Parking vouchers available for $8/per day

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CO-SPONSORED BY:  Gannett Foundation, KARE 11, KUSA-TV, National Press Photographers Foundation

 COST:  Space is limited so please register early!

  • $50 Non-National Press Photographers Association professionals
  • $40 National Press Photographers Association member professionals
  • $20 students

HOTELS:  Within two blocks walking distance of the Science Museum, rates based on first come, first serve basis.  Be sure to ask for the Video Storyteller Workshop rate.

Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront:  $129/single occupancy per night
11 East Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN
651-292 -1900

Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown:  $119/single occupancy per night
175 W. 7th Street
St. Paul, MN

Holiday Inn Registration

WORKSHOP PROGRAM (Biographies below):

Friday, September 14
6 p.m.  Registration in the Science Museum of Minnesota lobby
120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN
7-8 p.m.   Ignite your Passion!  Keynote Address by  by veteran broadcasting reporter, trainer and writer and Newslab executive director Deborah Potter
8:15 p.m.  Social Hour in Omni Que
9 p.m.  Omni film viewing, Tornado Alley

Saturday, September 15

7:30 a.m.     Registration in the Science Museum of Minnesota lobby
8-9:30 a.m.  Team Storytelling: KARE 11 reporter Boyd Huppert, photojournalist Jonathan Malat
9:45-11 a.m.  Life as a Multimedia Journalist/KUSA-TV multimedia journalist Kevin Torres, and award-winning Denver Post video journalist, Anne Herbst.
11:15-12:30 p.m.   Social Media and videojournalism/ Poynter Institute multimedia and mobile faculty Regina McCombs, KARE 11 social media manager Bea Chang
12:30-1:30 p.m.  Working Lunch/checkout information and discuss the latest technology and gear
1:30-2:30 p.m. Art of Editing Video for any platform/KSTP-TV photojournalist and editor Jason Hanson
2:45-4 p.m. Team Storytelling/KUSA-TV reporter Chris Vanderveen, photojournalist Eric Kehe
4:15-5:30 p.m.   Passion in Your Pictures/Three time NPPA POY and Boston Globe photojournalist Darren Durlach

Sunday, September 16

9 a.m.-noon  Small group critiques for those interested.  Please bring a maximum of two stories you would like critiqued on a DVD with mixed audio.

QUESTIONS?   bmiddeke@kare11.com


KEYNOTE:  Deborah Potter

Deborah Potter’s career has taken her from local TV to network news to a full-time commitment to training journalists. She’s executive director of NewsLab www.newslab.org, a resource center she founded in 1998. Deborah leads workshops for journalists in newsrooms across the United States and around the world. She’s co-author of Advancing the Story: Broadcast Journalism in a Multimedia World, published by CQ Press, now in its second edition. Deborah spent 16 years as a network correspondent for CBS News and CNN, and hasn’t stopped reporting. She’s a contributing correspondent for the PBS program Religion
Ethics Newsweekly and a featured columnist for American Journalism Review. She’s also the proud recipient of the NPPA’s McLaughlin Award of Merit.

Bea Chang

Bea began her career as a news photojournalist in Green Bay, Wisconsin 1993.  Two years later, she joined the team at KARE 11 in Minneapolis-St. Paul as general assignment photojournalist only to find her niche for 13 years as one of the best football videographers in the nation.  In 2000, Bea was part of the NPPA Station of the Year entry.  Also a talented field and executive producer, Bea moved into the digital platforms in 2008 as an online producer and in 2011 became KARE 11’s first fulltime Social Media Manager in the news department.

Darren Durlach

Darren Durlach is passionate about the craft of visual storytelling, because, he believes, there is no more effective way to communicate the human experience than to tell a story.  Over the past decade he’s told a lot of stories spanning the nation and beyond, from the Super Bowl in Indianapolis to the devastation in Haiti.  Durlach was named the best television news photographer in the nation three years running by the National Press Photographers Association in 2009, 2010, and 2011 while working for WBFF-TV in Baltimore, MD, and, now at The Boston Globe, was recently awarded the prestigious George Polk award from Long Island University with a team of investigative journalists for his contribution of a short documentary on the leniency Massachusetts judges show toward accused drunk drivers, as well as four national Edward R. Murrow awards.

Jason Hanson

Jason Hanson is a photojournalist and an editor at KSTP-TV in St. Paul.  He thinks of himself as the master of the minute ten.  One minute 10 seconds is the average length of a story at his station.  He’s been at KSTP for 16 years and the minute ten story has been a target to hit for the last eight.  It’s a format for a photographer, editor or reporter that makes it very hard to win awards.  Or does it?  In the past 16 years, Jason has pulled in 20 Emmys, 20 national NPPA awards (including 2005’s Editor of the Year) and in 2009 he won regional Photographer of the Year.  Much of that was done with stories under 1 minute and 30 seconds.  Hanson says, “If Dr. Who can tell an epic tale of fantasy and adventure that spans all time and space in 45 minutes, I can deliver the news of the day in around one.”  An excellent teacher and presenter, Hanson loves to share his passion for the new, internet-ready style of storytelling and has traveled the globe sharing his ideas, including to Denmark and several NPPA events.

anne HerbstAnne Herbst

Anne Herbst’s life has been full of moments. The moment a kindergarten teacher called her creative, the moment her parents allowed her to get a pet squirrel, the moment she discovered craft beer is tasty and the moment she realized that she stank at science and no, she wasn’t going to be a zookeeper. So she became a journalist—one who knows moments make stories. Anne was a photojournalist at KUSA for 6 years, and is now a solo video journalist at The Denver Post. She’s won a few awards: 2 Edward R. Murrow awards, 15 Heartland Emmys, dozens of NPPA awards including regional photographer of the year twice and runner up national photographer of the year for 2012. She toasted those moments with a really nice IPA.Boyd Huppert

Boyd Huppert has found perfect professional balance as a general assignment reporter and host of the weekly “Land of 10,000 Stories” segment on KARE 11 in Minneapolis-St. Paul.   During Boyd’s 17 years at KARE, he has become known for his work as a video storyteller and teacher.  Teamed often with KARE photojournalist Jonathan Malat, Boyd has presented more than 100 storytelling sessions at venues including Poynter Institute, National Writers Workshop, Danish Broadcasting, TV New Zealand and NRK in Norway.   Boyd is also a longtime faculty member at the NPPA’s Advanced Storytelling Workshop, held each spring at Texas State University – San Marcos.  Boyd has earned national recognition for his work as a reporter, including this year’s national Murrow Award for writing – his eighth national Murrow.  Boyd is also a three-time recipient of the national Sigma Delta Chi award and five times has been chosen to receive the NPPA’s Special Award for Reporting.  In 2007 Boyd was awarded a National Emmy for Feature Reporting.

Eric Kehe

Eric Kehe is a General News Photographer.  He works off the Assignment Desk at 9News/KUSA-TV in Denver.  In his spare time, he’s been the Director of Photography since 2001.  Since joining the staff in 1985, he has had the privilege of working with some of the finest photographers, editors and reporters in the industry.  KUSA has won NPPA Station of the Year eleven times and Eric feels blessed to have played a small part in nine of those titles.  He is a two-time Region 9 NPPA Photographer of the Year and 1996 NPPA National Photographer of the Year.  He has won more than two-dozen regional Emmy’s, two national Emmy’s, a Murrow, an Iris and others.  His success can be attributed to KUSA’s commitment to excellence.

Jonathan Malat

Jonathan has worked as a photojournalist for the last 17 years at KARE-TV in Minneapolis. He previously worked at WJZ-TV and WBFF-TV in Baltimore. Jonathan Malat has been named Television News Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association in both 1998 and 2002, placing him among a handful of photographers to win the award twice. Jonathan’s photography has also been featured on 6 National Edward R. Murrow Awards, over 40 Emmys, and over 80 National N.P.P.A. awards.  In addition to daily news assignments, Jonathan is also the primary photographer for Boyd Huppert’s feature series Land of 10,000 Stories.   Huppert & Malat’s passion for storytelling and teamwork has allowed them to share this knowledge of their craft at the National Writers Workshop, Poynter Institute for Media Studies, TV New Zealand, Denmark’s Radio, TV2(DK), and NRK in Norway.  Jonathan and Boyd are also longtime faculty members at the NPPA Advanced Storytelling Workshop held each spring in San Marcos, Texas.  Jonathan is also passionate about spending time with his wife Molly and daughter  Maddie.  “Recently Maddie rediscovered my old Pentax K1000, she inspires me now with her  images…and she’s taught me some things about iphonography and lomography! “

Regina McCombs

Regina McCombs is a faculty member of the Poynter Institute, teaching multimedia, mobile and social journalism.  Previously, she was senior producer for multimedia at StarTribune.com in Minneapolis-St. Paul. There, she coordinated the multimedia team’s coverage, shot and edited video stories, created audio slide shows, produced major projects and trained staff in creating multimedia. She arrived there after 13 years as a television field producer and photographer at KARE-TV, the NPPA-winning powerhouse in the Twin Cities. She also taught classes in online journalism and TV news at the University of Minnesota, where she received her master’s degree.  Winner of numerous Best of Photojournalism and Pictures of the Year International awards for multimedia storytelling, as well as Emmys for her online and video work, she is a speaker around the country and around the world, talking about finding new ways to tell stories on Web and mobile platforms.

Bill Middeke

Bill Middeke is a general news photojournalist at KARE 11 News in Minneapolis-St. Paul.  A Top Central NPPA Regional Photographer of the Year, Bill is a four-time member of an NPPA Station of the Year award winner, as well as earning a National Murrow Award for Videography.  Dedicated to excellence and passionate about the art of visual journalism, Bill is the driving force behind the 2012 Next Generation Video Workshop.

Kevin Torres

Kevin Torres is a Backpack Journalist at KUSA-TV in Denver, CO. He joined the 9NEWS team in 2009. Kevin shoots, writes and edits his own stories. He covers the entire state of Colorado and spends most of his days reporting from Colorado’s back country roads. Because of this, Kevin often works in the field and FTPs his stories back to Denver for air.  Kevin has won dozens of awards for his writing, photography and editing – including an Emmy for live reporting. Prior to working at KUSA, Kevin was a Backpack Journalist at WSYR in Syracuse, NY and WWNY in Watertown, NY.

Chris Vanderveen

Chris Vanderveen has spent the last decade of his life working at KUSA-TV in Denver.  When asked what he does, Chris typically gives the same, formulaic answer. “I’m the jackass on the side of the road during a snowstorm.”  Since 2002, Chris has received 33 regional Emmy awards, ten regional Edward R. Murrow awards, one national Edward R. Murrow Award, and one NPPA Reporter of the Year Award.    His work has been featured on three NPPA Station of the Year winning entries.   Chris has covered the shootings at Columbine and the Century 16 theater, the murder of Matthew Shepard, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi, and the two worst wildfire seasons in Colorado’s history.