A video I shot and co-produced with Pueblo Chieftain reporter Peter Roper won second place in the multimedia category of the annual Better Newspaper Contest at the 2017 Colorado Press Association convention. “Remembering Hiroshima’s Empty Streets” featured World War II U.S. Army veteran Bruce Elson recounting his experiences in the Japanese city of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb explosion that helped end the war. The video was edited in Adobe Premiere CC.
I also edited “Columbus Day: Pride & protest in Pueblo,” which won second place in the breaking news video category and was shot by reporter Jon Pompia. The video was edited in iMovie for Mac.
I’m also proud to add that The Pueblo Chieftain was named Best Website-Daily in its category!
What value does AP provide its members when it effectively competes with them on all platforms using the same content? I mean, what are we paying for?
I produced this video series with Pueblo Chieftain reporter Peter Roper, comprising the full interview (about 17 minutes) and a shorter version (about four minutes) focusing on his arrival and observations at atomic bomb site Hiroshima in 1945.
What can we in the print sphere learn from public radio’s ‘internet’ moment?
Recently it was fascinating — and, I’ll admit, a bit entertaining — to watch public radio news insiders publicly struggling over the same digital media dilemmas those of us in the newspaper industry have faced for so long. Continue reading “Next stop: wherever you say …”
Sunday morning, Dan and April Wendt and their two sons were at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver, braving wet and windy 30-degree weather to feel the Force at the Star Wars Celebration.
By that night, they had joined about 300 other fans of George Lucas’ saga in line at Toys “R” Us at 1617 W. Southern Ave. in Mesa, hoping to be among the first in the Valley to get their hands on the new line of toys based on ‘Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace.’
“I want figures,” Dan Wendt said. “Figures, ships, Legos. Anything I can find.”
He wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading “STAR POWER: Fanatics make midnight run for ‘Phantom’ toys“
The Star Wars cast and crew are not without their faults. Bloopers are scattered throughout the trilogy, and few were corrected in 1996’s Special Edition. Continue reading “Star Wars bloopers”
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Michael A. Stackpole gets to play in George Lucas’ Star Wars universe, and he gets paid to do it. Continue reading “Scottsdale author lives some fans’ dream, continues Lucas legacy in ‘Star Wars’ novels”