Andrew Hida – Multimedia Journalist

Andrew was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and is currently a master’s candidate in photography at Syracuse University, and a Carnegie-Knight Syracuse News21 fellow. Hida has worked as a freelance documentary photographer and multimedia storyteller in Seattle, Washington. His work has been funded through numerous awards, including the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 4Culture, and the Photo Center Northwest. His multimedia projects have been been exhibited throughout Washington, most recently at the Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle. He graduated in 2005 from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in conservation ecology and Spanish.

On Faith Soundbooth

  Together Liberia trainers and Newhouse School graduate students Andrew Hida and Bob Miller conducted a "storycorps" style audiobooth on the topic of faith at the Church of Pentecost in Logan Town, Monrovia.  Featured in this soundbooth were Edward Embiasu & Benjamin Godopiaso, John Fred Yon Jr. & Prince N Shereef as well as Joseph, Georgina & David Acheampong. … [Read more...]

A Lesson in Patience and Reverence

  “You’re an uncle!” I heard my mom shout through the tiny earpiece of my cellphone. “Yukiko had Emmalyn early this morning.” I had to plug my other ear in order to hear her correctly as I stared out from behind metal bars into a chaotic sea of concrete, tarps, and corrugated steel as a pair of roosters looked right back at me chuckling to themselves. I will always remember the date, August 9th, 2011, when I became an uncle, standing in the printing press room at the New Democrat as a … [Read more...]