New York Times video journalist will speak Dec. 1 -- November 2010


Next Meeting
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m. in Marshall Rm. 340

The Journalism Student Advisory Council (JSAC) will hold its final meeting Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. in Marshall Rm. 340. Our speaker will be Brent McDonald, a video journalist for The New York Times. McDonald will be chatting with us from New York via video chat. 

McDonald has been a video journalist focusing on “docu-style” Web videos for The New York Times since 2005. He recently collaborated with Nicholas D. Kristof on editorial-style documentaries on human rights issues in the Republic of the Congo.

At The Times, McDonald has been nominated for two Emmy awards and he has contributed to projects that won the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, Overseas Press Club award, and the Pulitzer Prize.

He has served as an associate producer with PBS Frontline/World and his freelance video projects have appeared on Frontline/World, NOVA, Times/Discovery Channel and more.

McDonald received his BFA at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a M.J. in journalism with an emphasis in documentary film at UC Berkeley.

Just a few samples of McDonald's work for The New York Times:
Lens Blog

Homeless in a Boom

A Town Divided

Recession is Still Pinching City's Business Owners

CityRoom Blog Post: Sharing a Ride Before Sharing Their Bikes (print story w/ links)

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