Urbino Project 2011

Multimedia Journalism in Italy


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Doug Cumming, Ph.D. is an associate professor of journalism at Washington & Lee University with 26 years experience at metro newspapers and magazines. Since getting a Ph.D. at UNC-Chapel Hill in mass communications, he has taught multimedia reporting and feature writing at Loyola University-New Orleans and at W&L in Virginia. Earlier, he worked at the newspapers in Raleigh, Providence and Atlanta, was editor of the Sunday Magazine in Providence and helped launch Southpoint monthly magazine in Atlanta. He won a George Polk Award and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. His book The Southern Press came out in 2009, and more recently, he edited and wrote the foreword to Bylines, a selection of magazine articles by his father Joe Cumming, who was Newsweek’s Southern bureau chief in the ’60s and ’70s. He taught Reporting in Urbino in 2011.
Contacts and Information
Email: cummingd@wlu.edu
Web: http://journalism.wlu.edu/faculty/cumming.html
Blog: http://docurbino.wordpress.com

Bob Marshall is the veteran reporter, feature writer and columnist whose work at The Times-Picayune has earned two Pulitzer Prizes. He was co-author of the series “Oceans of Trouble: Are the World’s Fisheries Doomed?” which won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service from the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2006 Marshall’s investigations into the engineering missteps that led to the levee failures during Hurricane Katrina were among the stories for which the newspaper was honored with The Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. In 2007 Marshall was co-author of the series “Last Chance: The Fight to Save a Disappearing Coast,” about Louisiana’s coastal erosion problems, which won the 2007 John H. Oakes Prize for Environmental Reporting from Columbia University, and The National Academies of Sciences Communications Award for newspaper and magazine reporting. Marshall’s wide-ranging career has included covering professional and college sports, Olympics, and the outdoors beat, as well as working on special environmental projects. In addition to his newspaper work, Marshall’s professional credits include writing for Field & Stream Magazine,Men’s Journal, National Geographic Adventure. He taught reporting in Cagli in 2008 and taught in Urbino in both 2009 and 2011.
Contacts and Information

Email: b.marshall@cox.net
Web: http://blog.nola.com/outdoors/about.html


Dennis Chamberlin is an assistant professor of journalism at Iowa State University and a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist. He has more than 20 years experience as a newspaper and magazine photojournalist and has worked for publications such as TIME, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and National Geographic. Most of his professional career was spent living in Eastern Europe, where he covered the fall of communism and reintegration of Europe for various publications over a 15-year period. He has spent most of his life shooting slide film but is now a strong advocate of the power of multimedia as a storytelling tool and focuses his own work and teaching on multimedia. He taught photography in Urbino in 2009. Chamberlin directed the multimedia program and taught photography in Urbino in 2011.
Contacts and Information
Email: dennisch@iastate.edu
Web: http://www.jlmc.iastate.edu/faculty/chamberlin.shtml

Pawel Wyszomirski is a freelance photographer from Gdansk, Poland, and cofounder of the photo community Testigo, a collective of photographers and videographers focusing on visual journalism. He participated in the international documentary photo project that dealt with complex Polish-German relations “Wie du es siehst?” and has exhibited his work in Poland and Germany. Over the past few years he has coordinated and taught at several photography workshops and courses for students from Poland, the United States and Scandinavia. Pawel interned at Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland’s premier national newspaper, and currently teaches photojournalism and documentary photography at the Sopot School of Photography. He taught photography in Urbino in 2011.
Contacts and Information
Email: pawel.wyszomirski.mail@gmail.com
Blog: http://www.pawelwyszomirski.blogspot.com

Video & Web

Steven D. Anderson, Ph.D. is a professor of converged media and the director of the School of Media Arts & Design at James Madison University. Prior to entering academe, Anderson was the environmental reporter and weekend weathercaster for KCNC television, a network O&O station in Denver, Colorado. He also worked as a news photographer, weathercaster and news reporter at stations in Fresno, California and Fargo, North Dakota. He is an author of a textbook entitled “Exploring Electronic Media: Chronicles & Challenges” (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing). His websites have won top awards from the Broadcast Education Association (BEA Best of Festival) and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) (Best of the Web Competition). Anderson is a former President of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), the association for electronic media professors and industry professionals. He taught video in Urbino in 2011 and created this website for the presentation of student work.
Contacts and Information
Email: anderssd@jmu.edu
Web: http://smad.jmu.edu/anderson.html


Ryan Parkhurst is an assistant professor in the School of Media Arts & Design at James Madison University. He started his career in broadcast journalism at a tiny TV station in Binghamton, New York working the morning shift. His career has spanned five stations in two states, and one stint overseas, including a position as senior/executive producer at News 10 Now, a 24-hour cable news channel in Syracuse, New York. While working for News 10 he helped lead coverage that won “Best Spot News Coverage” awards from both the Syracuse Press Club and the Associated Press. He was also part of a team that won an Edward R. Murrow Award for “Best Television News Website.” He earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the State University of New York at Oswego and a master’s in Broadcast Journalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He taught video in Urbino in 2011.
Contacts and Information
Email: parkhurc@jmu.edu
Web: http://smad.jmu.edu/parkhurst.html


Lona D. Cobb, Ph.D. is a full professor in the Mass Communications Department at Winston-Salem State University. She teaches courses in the print journalism track and is the faculty adviser for award-winning student newspaper, The News Argus. In 2008, she led a study-abroad trip to South Africa, Tanzania, Ghana and Zanzibar, where students participated in New Media Institute: Africa. The students submitted their video productions to the Zanzibar International Film Festival. She taught reporting in Urbino in 2011.

Michael Gold has been a writer, editor, and manager at award-winning publications, in print and online. He started his career as a reporter at the Bergen County (NJ) Record and the Boston Herald American. He was a founding writer and editor for Science 80, which won three National Magazine Awards while he was there. In 1986, Gold co-founded Hippocrates, now called Health, where he served as managing editor and executive editor. As a consultant for West Gold Editorial, he helped conceive and launch University Business and Dwell magazines as well as Thrive, an online health network produced by Time, Inc. and AOL. Gold has consulted for Inc, PC World, Consumer Reports, Executive Travel, and others, offering management advice, guiding major renovations, and coaching editorial staff. He has served as the editor of Strings magazine, edited several jazz arranging books for Berklee Press, and helped lead the magazine launch projects and online track for the Stanford Professional Publishing Courses. He is the author of A Conspiracy of Cells, a popular, nonfiction account of a scandal in cancer research. He taught in the 2011 magazine program in Urbino.

Susan West is an award-winning writer and editor who launches and advises magazines and websites. With an M.S. in science journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia, West started her career as a staff writer at Science News and Science 80. In 1986, she co-founded a popular health magazine called Hippocrates (now known as Health and owned by Time Inc.), which won four National Magazine Awards during her tenure. As a principal at West Gold Editorial consulting, she has launched magazines such as Dwell, trained online editors at websites such as BabyCenter, provided strategic guidance to publications from the New England Journal of Medicine to Acoustic Guitar, and conducted workshops for Cooking Light, Southern Accents, and many others. In 2009, she served as the founding editor of the travel magazine Afar, which last fall was named Best Travel Magazine in North America by the Society of American Travel Writers. She has also been the executive editor of Smithsonian magazine and for many years oversaw the magazine launch projects at the Stanford Professional Publishing Course. She directed the 2011 magazine program in Urbino.

Johanna Guevara has “visually vocalized” over 200 companies since 1998. Her design studio, 7ONE8 DESIGN specializes in taking a concept and turning it into a practical vehicle for print and web promotion. Past accomplishments include landing on the pages of the Japanese newspaper Nikkei, profiled by CNN for a piece on young Latino entrepreneurs, recognized with the Innovation in Design and Corporate Identity Award and most recently featured by the online magazine The Cultural Connect as well as named one of the Top 10 Sites to see by How Design online. Clients include Violator Management, Craig Michaels Inc., Teri Woods Publishing, InStyle Magazine, Eliza Dushku (actress), Istar Financial and MixtapeKings. As an active member of the global community, 7ONE8 has worked with several non-profit organizations that have raised awareness for Darfur, Africa, New Orleans, USA, and Haiti. Guevara was born in Bogotá, Colombia, was raised in NYC and is a Parsons School of Design alumni. She specializes in creative directing, project managing and consulting. She designed the first issue of Urbino Now and designed the magazine again in the summer of 2011.


Francesca Carducci received her degree in Pharmacy at the University of Urbino. She teaches English and is a lecturer (CEL) in the Department of Modern Literature and Philological-Linguistic Sciences at the University of Urbino. She is a member of the CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) staff of the faculty of Computer Science and teaches in the English master’s program for Italian primary school teachers offered by the Department of Foreign Languages. Fran is originally from Buffalo, New York, and became interested in content-based teaching methodology as a consequence of her scientific background. She has revised and edited scientific articles to be published in English for years, and has created science and math courses in English for Italian students at almost every level. Francesca truly enjoys teaching both on-line and in the classroom and, after more than 20 years of living and working in Urbino, considers herself a bona fide “Urbinate.” She taught Italian language and supervised interpreters in Urbino in 2011, as she did in 2009 and 2010.


Andrew Ciofalo is the founder and president of ieiMedia. He is professor emeritus of communication/ journalism at Loyola College Maryland, where he arrived in 1983 to found what is now The Communication Department. In 2002, he founded the Cagli Program in International Reporting, a multimedia study-abroad program in Cagli, Italy, which laid the foundations for the Institute for Education in International Media. In keeping with his interest in experiential learning, he is the founder of Apprentice House Press, a student-run book publishing company at Loyola University. Prof. Ciofalo, who earned a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, has taught courses in Travel Writing, Book Publishing, Magazine Publishing, Magazine Writing, and Opinion Writing. He has taught in Cagli (2002-2006, 2008), Armagh (2007) and Urbino (2010).

Heather Anderson (Director of Admissions/Program Assistant for Urbino Multimedia)

Terri Ciofalo (Program Assistant for Urbino Magazine)

Olga Timofeeva, MD, Ph.D. (Medical Director)