NPPA's 2016 Women In Photojournalism Conference has returned for the second year of its revival. The popular conference has been set for August 19-20, 2016, in Denver, CO. at the KUSA-TV studio.
Billed this year on the theme "The Good Fight," the program for photojournalists, reporters, online and print and television visual journalists will be a two-day event this year, rather than just one, and will include more portfolio critiques than last year, organizers promise.
Are you a TV reporter? A still photographer? An online journalist? A TV photojournalist? This conference is for visual journalists of all types. Come learn from women who excel at fighting the good fight. And this year we've added a day for more critiques and more amazing sessions.
Look for more details here soon and don't forget to visit the facebook page.
KUSA-TV studio, 500 Speer Blvd., Denver, CO
TownePlace Suites Denver Downtown
685 Speer Blvd, Denver, CO 80204
$129 a night special group rate,deadline for special rate is July 21st
Special rate only available for the following dates August 18th-August 21st.
10 minute walk from conference location
From the airport:
- $9 one way: There is now a train that will take you from the airport to downtown. For more information on this service, check out their site: http://www.rtd-denver.com/airport.shtml
- $25 one way:Super Shuttle. More information on this at: http://www.supershuttle.com/
- $40-$50 one way: Uber/Lyft services.
- $60-70 one way: Taxi
Once you’re here: Getting around town is pretty inexpensive, and there are a lot of Uber drivers here, so get the app, and it’ll help you get to where you want to go.
More faculty members coming soon!
Anne Herbst would like to tell you a story. It involves a lot of moving around, a whole lot of journalism, a pet squirrel, some craft beer drinking, a ridiculous amount of hiking, and ends very happily in Denver.
Anne started her TV journalism career at a newspaper. Yup. A newspaper where she wrote stories about construction workers. That’s when she decided to go to grad school. After that, she was a TV photojournalist at KWCH in Wichita, KS…then one at KUSA in Denver…then a multimedia journalist at the Denver Post…then moved to KDVR in Denver as the assistant chief photographer…and is now back at KUSA as the senior multi-skilled journalist where she writes/shoots/edits/mentors, and has found the perfect fit for her active imagination.
Anne has won awards for her writing, shooting, and editing. A few that she digs most are: four National Edward R. Murrow awards, and 13 regional Murrow awards. She was 2012’s runner up for NPPA’s Ernie Crisp photographer of the year. Anne has been NPPA’s West Top Photographer of the Year three times, and West General Photographer of the Year once. She also has 31 Emmys and would love to do a public art project with them. Any ideas?
So now the fun stuff. Yeah, she’s moved around in Denver a lot. But you gotta follow your bliss, right? And her bliss is good storytelling. Anne also loves long hikes with her husband and dog in the amazing Colorado Rockies, Colorado craft beer consumption after those hikes, and reminiscing about the time she was a kid and her parents allowed her to get a pet squirrel that she named Pee Wee Herman. That’s probably a good place to end.
Joan Barrett is the Vice President and General Manager for KWGN and KDVR in Denver, Colorado. Tribune Broadcasting named Barrett to the position earlier this year. She oversees the Fox and CW affiliates as well as three digital channels and two websites.
Prior to joining Tribune, she was the President and General Manager for Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Schurz Communications. Barrett operated six television stations: KWCH, KSCW, KBSH, KBSD, and KBSL. Media General Broadcasting named Barrett Vice President /General Manager in October of 2003. The Great Bend, Kansas native worked in the television broadcast industry as an anchor, reporter, producer and news manager at stations in: Topeka, Kansas and Austin, Texas. She was also the Vice President of News at KPNX in Phoenix, Arizona. Before coming to KWCH, Barrett worked as a consultant and trainer for a private consulting company, The Broadcast Image Group.
Barrett is a founding member, past chair and current board member and trainer for the Carole Kneeland Project for Responsible Television Journalism. She is a past chair and board member of the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. While in Wichita, she served on boards for Goodwill Industries and the Kansas Food Bank. She also served on numerous boards at Wichita State University and Kansas State University.
Under her direction, the KWCH 12 news team won three prestigious national Edward R. Murrow awards. She was also awarded the prestigious Gannett Broadcasting “Award of Excellence.” Barrett is a graduate of Kansas State University. She now resides in Westminster, Colorado with her husband Jeff and two beagles. Her oldest son Josh is a space reporter in Huntsville, Alabama and her youngest son will be a junior at North Carolina State University.
Anastasiya Bolton covers Crime and Justice for 9NEWS. She joined the KUSA team in March 2006.
In June 2013, Anastasiya and 9NEWS photojournalist Andy Buck received a National Edward R. Murrow award for their series on Lydia Tillman, the Fort Collins woman who survived a killer. An Edward R. Murrow award is one of the highest journalism honors in the country.
In October 2007, Anastasiya received a Regional Emmy Award in the Spot News category for her coverage of the Safeway warehouse shooting.
A native of Moscow, Russia, she moved to the United States to attend college. After graduation from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Anastasiya started working overnights at Texas Cable News in Dallas writing and editing. She also worked in Amarillo and Tyler, Texas, as well as Birmingham, Ala.
Anastasiya has many memorable stories. She covered the Aurora theater shooting in July 2012 and followed the survivors and victims over the course of the year. In June 2013, she went to her first home - Russia - to do pre-Sochi Olympic coverage for the entire Gannett group. Gannett owns 9NEWS, as well as USA Today and more than a dozen other stations nationwide. Anastasiya and Mountain Bureau Chief Matt Renoux spent several days doing stories in Moscow, and then drove more than 1,000 miles across Russia to Sochi.
Anastasiya has covered Russia before. While in Tyler, Texas, she traveled to Siberia to stories on the plight of Russian orphans in Siberia. In Birmingham, she covered the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Anastasiya comes from a family of a former diplomat, so she grew up partially in Iran, Africa and Russia.
In her free time, Anastasiya enjoys traveling, skiing, reading and occasionally cooking. VERY occasionally.
Detroit Free Press staff photographer Regina H. Boone says, “When I meet a new person, even if it’s just for a moment, I make a connection. This contributes to who I am, and I try to transfer the relationship into the picture I make.”
During her nearly thirteen years at the Free Press, the Virginia native has covered breaking news, features, and national news, including covering Rosa Parks’ funeral and memorial services from Alabama to Washington to Detroit, and most recently covering the Flint water contamination crisis where one of her photos was chosen in February 2016 as a cover of Time Magazine allowing the national audience to put a face to the crisis.
She has also worked on special projects, including the Emmy-winning “Boys of Christ Child House.” Regina has also received awards from the National, Michigan, and Virginia Press Photographers Associations. She has been a University of California Berkley Knight Digital Media Center Fellow and has traveled to Senegal as a National Association of Black Journalists Fellow.
She received an undergraduate degree in political science from Spelman College and worked on her Master’s at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication.
After Regina graduated from Spelman, she headed to Osaka to teach English to junior high school students on the J.E.T. Program. After leaving Japan three years later, she traveled through Southeast Asia, East Africa, and Europe for eleven months. Solo. With just a backpack—and her camera.
Along the way home she learned traditional Thai massage in an ancient temple in Bangkok; she lived with a Buddhist nun in the northern part of Thailand; she learned to live off the Pacific in Indonesia, and she taught English at an orphanage in Uganda, and at a school for blind children in Kenya.
She’s also traveled to Guatemala to study Spanish; she presented a talk about being a photojournalist to students at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia.
Regina has worked as a staff photographer at the Richmond Free Press in Virginia and interned at the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn., and the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va. all before going to Detroit.
Amy Brothers is a multimedia producer at the Denver Post. She works on stand-alone news and feature videos, still galleries, and web design for special projects. Amy also works on DP social team curating their Instagram accounts and promoting visual content through Facebook and Twitter. She started and maintains a food video series that includes remaking retro recipes like “Orange Crush Pie” for the Broncos Superbowl run and a cocktail series working with local bartenders.
Before coming to the Post she completed a master's degree in New Media Photojournalism from the Corcoran College in Washington DC. Amy has completed her master’s thesis, a web-based media project on dyslexia in society. In the summer of 2013, Amy interned in the National Geographic books division.
When she's not elbow deep in video clips, Amy enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, gardening, filling watercolors journals, and drinking on patios.
Jennifer Brown is an investigative reporter for The Denver Post, where she has worked since 2005. She has written about the child welfare system, homeless children, mental health, education and politics. She previously worked for The Associated Press, The Tyler Morning Telegraph in Texas, and the Hungry Horse News in Montana.
Lee Ann Colacioppo is editor of The Denver Post, where she has worked in various positions, including city editor, investigations editor and news director, since 1999. A Denver native, she has also worked at newspapers in Tennessee, South Carolina and at The Des Moines Register. Lee Ann is a graduate of Drake University.
Elaine Cromie is a photographer bouncing between Colorado and Tijuana, Mexico. She is a founding member of the journalist collective Transborder Media and is producing a documentary about deported U.S. veterans. Elaine has been photographing social issues and daily life around the U.S.-Mexico border for the past three years.
She worked in Detroit as a photographer for MLive Media Group from July 2014 to July 2015. More recently Elaine was awarded at the Gender and Justice competition held by the Supreme Court of Mexico, United Nations Women, United Nations Human Rights of Mexico and several other organizations for her work on deported U.S. veterans. She was part of the 2013 New York Times Student Journalism Institute and is a member of NAHJ.
Sara Grant joined The Denver Post as Social Media Editor in 2014 after six years at The Hartford Courant and its sister TV station FoxCT as an online editor/multimedia journalist/tweeter of fun. In her young career she has had the pleasure of covering three Super Bowls, two Final Fours, a World Series and numerous exciting events that led her to meet and tell the stories of wonderful people. From live shots on the streets of Indy to her own mixology video series, she took her print background and was able to parlay that into something not done at The Hartford Courant before. In her time shooting video packages in Hartford she was the recipient of a Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists award for excellence in video storytelling after portraying an up-and-coming artist in a music series she pioneered at the paper.
Since starting at The Post, Sara has started two Snapchat accounts, brainstormed creative video content and instituted native video uploads to Facebook and twitter that have been able to showcase The Posts's amazing work in a new way and also bring a new, younger audience to it. In between that and the daily news grind, she enjoys shopping, snowboarding, hiking, reality shows and yelling at the TV during Patriots games.
Carolyn Hall is a photojournalist at KTVA in Anchorage, Alaska, specializing in general assignment storytelling. She is one of five finalists for the 2016 National Press Photographers Association Ernie Crisp Photographer of the Year.
Carolyn began her career in local TV news as a photojournalist in 2008 at KTUU in Anchorage, Alaska, where she was a member of the 2010 NPPA Small Market Station of the Year. After almost four years in Alaska, she transitioned to KING-TV in Seattle, where she spent three years as a photojournalist, surrounded by some of the best storytellers in the country. There, she was a member of two NPPA Large Market Station of the Year teams.
In life prior to TV news, she worked for the Boston Red Sox as a producer, photographer and editor. She produced in-game video vignettes, operated the centerfield stats board and helped produce three weekly, half-hour TV shows of Red Sox and Boston College sports content. (And, she has a 2004 World Series Ring!)
Her work has been recognized numerous times by the NPPA's Best of Photojournalism Competition, the NPPA Television Quarterly Clip Contest, the Alaska Press Club and the Alaska Broadcasters Association. In 2011 she earned the TVQCC's West Regional Photographer of the Year, and in 2012 was honored with a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award. She is an Emmy award winner and received the Society of Professional Journalist's Sigma Delta Chi Public Service Award in 2009 for her work covering the criminal trial of late-Senator Ted Stevens.
Carolyn is passionate about connecting a community through the power of raw, emotional storytelling. It's through those captured moments, which truly bring a community together that help to better understand each other and the world around us.
Carolyn is also the NPPA treasurer and is on the Board of Directors.
Investigative Reporter Heidi Hemmat is an Emmy winning journalist and Colorado Native.
She began her television career as a Producer and Reporter for a CBS station in Lafayette, Indiana in 1993. Since then she’s reported for every major network affiliate including ABC, NBC, FOX and CNN. She has been producing hard hitting investigative reports for FOX 31 since 2008.
Heidi always wanted to work in her hometown. Her dream became a reality in 1999 when she was hired as a Reporter for KUSA.
Her first day on the air in Denver was the saddest and most memorable day of her life. It was April 20, 1999–when 13 people were shot and killed at Columbine high school.
She joined FOX 31 in 2002.
Heidi has received dozens of journalism awards.
Anna is the investigative photojournalist/producer for a team of award winning reporters known as 9Wants to Know, who investigate corruption, crime, and scams targeting the people of Colorado. 9WTK are the proud winners of many prestigious awards including a 2011 Columbia DuPont Silver Baton. 9WTK was a finalist for a 2012 IRE Freedom of Info award for Failed to Death, a series exposing the deaths of Colorado children under the watch of Human Services. When she’s not working, she likes to ride her bike.
I'm an independent visual journalist based in Florida, who specializes in documentary projects, editorial, travel and portrait photography.
My work has been recognized by UNICEF, the Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, POYi, NPPA's Best of Photojournalism, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, the Southern Short Course and the Alexia Foundation.
I was recently appointed President of the National Press Photographers Association. I'm an alumna of the Eddie Adams Workshop (Barnstorm XIV) and have been back for 11 of the last 13 years as a member of the faculty. And I'm the founder of the online photo community called APhotoADay, which started in 2001 with exactly two members, and has grown to over 2,500 worldwide.
From the rolling hills of Misuku, Malawi, Africa to the mountains of Utah, Briana Scroggins,of Ogden, has taken photos around the world and back.
As a photojournalism major from Western Kentucky University, she has followed her passion for storytelling and people through photography and video. Since graduating from Western Kentucky University in 2008, Briana has had internships at the Florida Times-Union,the Midland Daily News, The Knoxville News-Sentinel,has freelanced for the Lexington Herald-Leaderand is now a visual journalist at the Standard-Examiner. From 2010 to 2012 she dedicated her time serving with the Peace Corps as a Community Health Advisor in Malawi, Africa.
Make sure to ask her what “Jambuleco” means in Chindali,the language from the Misuku hills! She enjoys spending her free time with her dog Chikaya [Chikaya means “Community” in Chindali], her dude, aerial silks and Lindy Hop.
A full dozen. That’s how many years Jana has worked as a reporter for KARE 11 news here in Minneapolis – it is also the same amount of time she has spent wondering if she could ever really be that much needed addition to the now defunct Destiny’s Child. But she’s for sure gonna name her first child, Destiny, just to get remotely close to that brand.
Other tidbits. She is from a town you’ve never heard of but it’s a 40 minute drive from St. Louis. She once sold her ten year anniversary gift from KARE to an ex so she could buy a pair of Air Jordan’s.
At present Jana is co-anchoring/reporting for a news concept show called Breaking The News. No, she didn't pick the name. What is it? A pathway off the news factory of the 5/6 and 10. Three stories that make you feel something....and weigh in. No car crashes, no house fires, no crime blotter.
And her dog is named Vivian Ward. And yes, that Vivian Ward. She and Vivan heart Minneapolis so hard they sometimes cry about it when they take their morning poop walk.
From breaking news to feature stores, TaRhonda Thomas does it all, as a member of the 9NEWS morning show team.
She came to Denver in 2007 after being an anchor and reporter at NBC12 in Richmond, Virginia. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana native began her career at KWBJ-TV in Morgan City, Louisiana. She also reported and anchored at KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs.
She has been named “Broadcast Journalist of the Year,” by the Colorado Association of Black Journalists. In 2009 she won her first Emmy award for political reporting. And, in the past four years, she’s beaten out journalists from across the country to win six awards from the National Association of Black Journalists. She has also received accolades from the Associated Press and the Edward R. Murrow Awards.
TaRhonda is a graduate of Louisiana State University. She enjoys going back home to visit her parents. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. And in 2013, she earned her Master’s Degree in Media, Film and Journalism Studies from the University of Denver. When she’s not waking up at 2 a.m. to go to work, TaRhonda enjoys reading, shopping, exercising and spending time with her husband and three children.
Robin Truesdale is a documentary filmmaker and the founder of Two Hands Films. She has directed, produced, and edited films that have screened at festivals and conferences worldwide, including A Beautiful Equation: Einstein, Bohr and Grandmothers, a 2015 Platinum Remi Award winner. Robin began her career as a video editor at KUSA-TV in Denver. After years of constructing news and educational stories through video, she was introduced to documentary film’s powerful potential to communicate in-depth stories about people, cultures, and issues of the times. Her work deals primarily with social justice, cultural, and humanitarian issues. Robin received her BS and MS Degrees in Journalism from the University of Colorado