Anne Herbst, front on the ground, at a recent Advanced Storytelling Workshop.
We are pleased to announce award-winning photojournalist Anne Herbst as the new director of the National Press Photographers Association’s critically acclaimed Advanced Storytelling Workshop as it heads into its 23rdyear in 2020. Herbst is currently Director of Visual Journalism at Denver’s KUSA-TV.
Herbst was selected after ASW director Steve Sweitzer announced his retirement from the workshop after over 20 years as its director. The NPPA is grateful for his stewardship that led the ASW to what is considered to be one of the best video workshops in the country.
“Anne has a real passion and love for the NPPA and photojournalism, and I’m so excited to appoint her as the next director of the Advanced Storytelling Workshop,” Michael P. King, NPPA president, said. “The ASW is a vital part of our lineup of educational and inspirational training programs and Anne is the right person at the right time to lead this workshop into the future.”
“I am so stoked to be taking on this workshop. We’ll be building on such a great foundation, with a few of the same speakers people love to hear from, but we’re also adding some up-and-comers who are doing really rad things in our industry,” said Herbst.
“I am thrilled that the selection committee chose Anne Herbst as the next leader of the Advanced Storytelling Workshop,” Carolyn Hall, NPPA vice-president said. “Anne brings years of depth and experience revitalizing the NPPA’s Women In Visual Journalism conference into the astounding success it is today. I’m excited to see where her creativity and drive catapults the ASW in the conference circuit.”
“NPPA members and workshop participants can expect to benefit from a revamped faculty lineup, new enrollment options, and overall thriving new energy,” Hall added.
The workshop will be held March 29 - April 3 at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.