Images From Training

It”s been a great week. We completed our first series of training sessions yesterday. Through lectures and exercises, we guided the students through lessons on story development, interviewing techniques, audio storytelling, writing, photographic storytelling and key principles, such as ethics. Next week, we head out to the countryside to put those lessons into practice as we start producing election-related stories.

Together Liberia Project student Kindness Nehwon

Together Liberia Project. Kindess Nehwon, 23, an audio reporter at Liberia Media Initiative, is participating in the Together Liberia media training in Congo Town, Liberia. Photo best online casino by Bruce Strong

Together Liberia Project - Cameron Zohoori

Cameron Zohoori, a student at Duke, is producing audio projects and helping with the training sessions for the Together Liberia Project. Photo by Bruce Strong

Together Liberia Project - Sung Park

Together Liberia Project. Sung Park, a professor at the University of Oregon, reacts to some equipment issues before the start of the second day of media training in Congo Town, Liberia. Photo by Bruce Strong

Together Liberia Project - Chris Giamo

Chris Giamo, a graduate student at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, is shooting a documentary film about the Together Liberia project in Liberia. Photo by Bruce Strong

About Bruce Strong

Bruce Strong is a multimedia storyteller who likes to work with cool people on awesome projects. Life is too short to do anything else. He has shot in nearly 61 countries.

Bruce was on staff at The Orange County Register in Southern California for 11 years and has freelanced for a variety of international publications and non-profit organizations. His work has earned numerous awards and two fellowships—The Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan and the Knight Fellowship at Ohio University. When he’s not on the field, Bruce spends a lot of time helping others learn to tell stories of significance.

Currently, he’s an associate professor at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where he teaches an array of video, audio, photography and multimedia courses. Teaching has been a rewarding and enlightening journey, and he is proud of his students, many of whom—while still students—have won top honors from NPPA, POY, World Press and BOP. He also had the good fortune of mentoring back-to-back College Photographer of the Year winners, Matt Eich and Travis Dove.

This year, Bruce was honored with a 2010 Meredith Teaching Recognition Award from Syracuse University and the National Press Photographers Association’s Robin F. Garland Educator of the Year Award. But Bruce is most proud of his two young sons, Jack and Cole, and loves adventuring through life with his visual journalist/professor wife, Claudia.