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Randolph College Hosts Filmmaker and Journalist Travis Fox

Fox will present the Driver Lecture October 29

10/26/2010 11:42:52 AM


LYNCHBURG—Emmy Award winning filmmaker and journalist Travis Fox will present Randolph College’s Driver Lecture October 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Martin 315.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Fox’s distinctive web video and multimedia stories have been instrumental in establishing a new form of multimedia storytelling on the Internet. His lecture will provide insight into making film and video in the digital age as well as his approach to documenting social issues.

In 2006, Fox received the first Emmy Award presented to a web video producer for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina. In 2002, his documentary “Rebuilding a Fortress, Rebuilding a Life” was the first web-based production to air on national television. ABC aired the documentary twice, on UpClose and Nightline. Veteran Nightline producer Tom Bettag described the story as “extraordinary” as well as “sensitive and insightful.” The Rebuilding documentary helped Fox win both the Editor of the Year and Videographer of the Year awards from the White House News Photographers Association, the first and only time the same person has earned both distinctions in the organization’s history. The WHNPA awarded Fox Editor of the Year two other times. He has won dozens of National Press Photographers Association, Pictures of the Year International and CINE awards and has been nominated for seven Emmys.

Fox graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and lives in New York

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