MediaStorm is a New York City-based multimedia production and publishing company. The company produces online news stories using high-quality photography, audio, interactivity, and video, and consults on interactive web projects. Seattle Post-Intelligencer said that "telling powerful stories through powerful images, MediaStorm has earned a reputation for engaging multimedia news."
MediaStorm was founded on 16 November 2005 by Brian Storm, a graduate of the University of Missouri in photojournalism, a former director of multimedia at MSNBC.com and a former vice president of News, Multimedia & Assignment Services for Corbis, who wanted to get back to his "publishing roots". The website, sponsored by The Washington Post, showcases in-depth feature stories with an emphasis on photojournalism and social commentary. Notable projects include Marlboro Marine, The Sandwich Generation, Driftless, BLOODLINE: AIDS and Family, and Never Coming Home. An innovation of MediaStorm's business model is running auctions for media agencies to bid for the rights to run their stories. The site also offers for sale books that films are based on, music from the works, and other products from the film producers.
In 2008, MediaStorm won an Emmy with the Council on Foreign Relations for Crisis Guide: Darfur, two Webby Awards and Best Use of Multimedia in the Pictures of the Year Contest. In 2007, MediaStorm won an Emmy for Kingsley's Crossing by Olivier Jobard, took first place in both the Best of Photojournalism Contest and Pictures of the Year, and won the Webby Award for the Magazine category.
MediaStorm provides free documentation on gathering audio, producing with Apple’s Final Cut, as well as details on audio and video equipment.
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