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MediaStorm is a New York City-based film production and interactive design studio. The company produces online news stories using high-quality[1] 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."[2]

The company aims to give voice and meaning to pressing issues of our time, using their projects to “demystify complex issues, humanize statistics, and inspire audiences to take action on issues that matter.”[3]

Content and services[edit]

The MediaStorm website showcases in-depth feature stories with an emphasis on photojournalism[4] and social commentary. Their films have been picked up by major media outlets, such as The Los Angeles Times,[5] The New York Times,[6] The Atlantic,[7] and The Washington Post.[8] Notable projects include Marlboro Marine,[9] The Sandwich Generation, Driftless,[10] 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.[11] The site also offers for sale books that films are based on, music from the works, and other products from the film producers.[1]

In addition to in-house projects, the company partners with a range of clients on commissioned work to address communications challenges. Its clients include Apple Inc, the Council on Foreign Relations, The Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, National Geographic, and Starbucks, the first corporate client.[12]

MediaStorm offers intensive specialized workshops on multimedia storytelling[13] in addition to providing free documentation on gathering audio, producing with Apple's Final Cut and Adobe Premiere Pro, as well as details on audio and video equipment on the company blog.


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 and a former vice president of News, Multimedia & Assignment Services for Corbis, who wanted to get back to his "publishing roots".[11] In 2010, MediaStorm underwent a major site redesign.[14]


In 2013, MediaStorm was awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award for National Online News Organization Website.[15] Since 2010, the company has been nominated for 15 Emmy Awards and won two Alfred Dupont Awards.[16] 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,[17] took first place in both the Best of Photojournalism Contest and Pictures of the Year, and won the Webby Award for the Magazine category.

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  1. ^ a b Cohen, Joshua (1 January 2008). "Review of MediaStorm". Tilzy.TV. Retrieved 2009-08-03.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Guzmán, Mónica (18 January 2007). "What's Online". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2009-08-03.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "MediaStorm About Page". MediaStorm. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  4. ^ Panzer, Mary (8 July 2008). "Photojournalism for the Web Generation". Wall Street Journal Online. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 2009-08-03.
  5. ^ Lee, Albert. "Best of the Web". The Los Angeles Times Framework blog. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  6. ^ Estrin, James. "Photographing Violence Against Women, Even in Norway". The New York Times Lens blog. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Afghanistan in the 1950s and 60s". The Atlantic In Focus blog. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  8. ^ Kaphle, Anup. "See David Guttenfelder's award-winning photos from inside North Korea". The Washington Post WorldViews. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  9. ^ Mitchell, Natasha (13 July 2008). "Up close and personal..." All in the Mind blog. ABC Radio National. Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-08-03.
  10. ^ Derballa, Bryan (21 May 2009). "Multimedia Done Right: 'Driftless' Blows Up the Format". Raw File. Retrieved 2009-08-03.
  11. ^ a b Junnarkar, Sandeep (22 January 2007). "Building a perfect storm of journalism and multimedia". OJR: The Online Journalism Review. Retrieved 2009-08-03.
  12. ^ Walker, David; Photo District News (4 June 2009). "Multimedia Journalists Discover Life After Newspapers". Editor & Publisher. Retrieved 2009-08-03.
  13. ^ kari. "MediaStormin työpaja New Yorkissa". Doc Images. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  14. ^ Stuart, Jessica. "MediaStorm launches redesign and new projects". MediaStorm Blog. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  15. ^ "2013 National Edward R. Murrow Award Winners". RTDNA. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  16. ^ "Awards". MediaStorm. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  17. ^ Tilsner, Jamison (2 September 2007). "Broadband Emmy's Show the Promise of Open TV". Tilzy.TV. Archived from the original on 4 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-03.

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