Multimedia POY Contest judging in progress

Judging for the 2009 Multimedia POY Contest is under way. This year there are 6 slideshow entries and 13 video entries. We plan to announce and show the winners at the this year’s convention at Hotel Metro in Milwaukee on Saturday, March 13, 2010. Judging the contest are:

Chuck Fadely is a visual journalist for the Miami Herald. He does video, and has two decades of experience as a photojournalist and picture editor at the Herald. He started a video department in the newsroom and trains reporters and photographers to produce multimedia. His video pieces have won numerous awards, including Editor & Publisher ‘Eppys’, Green Eyeshades from the Society of Professional Journalists, and awards from the National Press Photographers Association and the Online News Association. Fadely has contributed to four of the Herald‘s Pulitzer Prizes, including doing the online component for the 2007 Local Reporting award. He has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Virginia.

Emily Rasinski is a staff photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Rasinski grew up in Ohio and graduated from Kent State University. Her first job was at The Evening Sun in Hanover, Pa., where she was named 3rd Place Photojournalist of the Year (smaller markets) by the National Press Photographers Association. She has also received recognition from The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, The Southern Short Course, and The Northern Short Course. Last year the Illinois Press Photographers’ Association named her the runner-up Multimedia Photographer of the year. Rasinski was also a contributor to the Post-Dispatch‘s acclaimed multimedia project Cardinal Culture.

Andy Alfaro is a photojournalist and videographer at The Sacramento Bee. From breaking news to restaurant reviews, Alfaro’s work permiates The Bee’s Web site. Alfaro’s personal Web site is

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