National Geographic Editors To Present CU-Boulder Seminar In Multimedia Environmental Journalism

Published: April 21, 2008

A team of top National Geographic magazine editors, photographers and a broadcast producer will present a workshop in multimedia journalism at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Friday, April 25.

The free, public event emphasizing the magazine's approach to environmental journalism starts at 9 a.m. in the Black Box Theatre in the ATLAS building.

"The unique strength of this workshop is that it will combine discussions of National Geographic's evolving philosophy of environmental journalism with discussions on multimedia technique -- all with fascinating video and photos to illustrate," said journalism Dean Paul Voakes.

Dennis Dimick, National Geographic magazine executive editor, will present a slide show of the magazine's recent stories on energy and climate change that links the signs, science and solutions to the climate change challenge.

James Balog, freelance photographer and a National Geographic Society research grantee, will present his groundbreaking work on retreating glaciers in Greenland, Iceland, Alaska, Canada and the Rockies. Freelance photographer Melissa Farlow will talk about her four-year quest to cover mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia.

Senior Editor Peter Miller will discuss an upcoming magazine article about trying to live lightly on a low-carbon diet and Senior Producer Paul Heltzel will discuss the role of the Web in National Geographic's magazine work. He'll show examples of blogging, video and interactive features.

John Bredar, executive producer, National Geographic Television and Film, will talk about how coverage of the environment and conservation topics has evolved over the past 10 years.

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