School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Digital storytelling expert to speak at Meek School

Posted on: January 4th, 2013 by alysia

StormEditBrian Storm, founder of the innovative digital storytelling site, MediaStorm, will keynote the Region 12 Conference, Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the Overby Auditorium on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Miss.

Storm will explore how some of the top photojournalists have redefined their storytelling capabilities.  Their work is capturing acclaim around the world in a time when readers’ attention spans are running short.

Prior to launching MediaStorm in 2005, Storm spent two years as vice president of News, Multimedia & Assignment Services for Corbis, a digital media agency founded and owned by Bill Gates. Storm led Corbis’ global strategy for the news, sports, entertainment and historical collections and he directed the representation of world-class photographers for assignment work with a focus on creating in-depth multimedia products.

From 1995 to 2002, Storm was the first director of multimedia at, a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC News, where he was responsible for the audio, photography and video elements of the site.

Storm received his master’s degree in photojournalism in 1995 from the University of Missouri School of Journalism where he ran the New Media Lab and taught Electronic Photojournalism.

This event is open to the public and is free with an SPJ Region 12 Conference Registration — or you can register for the Storm keynote only on the conference website.