DANNY GAWLOWSKI is the Photo / Video Editor for The Seattle Times. He studied photojournalism at Ball State University and documentary filmmaking at the Seattle Film Institute.
He was a part of the team that was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for coverage of a police slaying and the ensuing manhunt. It was the first time that online coverage was specifically mentioned in a Pulitzer citation.
Danny was awarded a 2011 Edward R. Murrow Award for work done with photojournalist Erika Schultz documenting homelessness among Seattle-area families and children.
He was awarded the 2012 Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism for a data-driven video showing how more than 2,000 people in Washington State fatally overdosed on methadone, a cheap and unpredictable painkiller that the state steered people toward in order to save money. The overall project, led by Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong, was also awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting, the APME Public Service Award, the Global Editors Network Date Journalism Award and the 2012 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting. The project lead to abrupt changes in state policy, ending the practice and ceasing plans for similar policies to be implemented across the country.
He was awarded a 2013 Edward R. Murrow Award for work done with investigative journalist Michael J. Berens showing elephants are slowly dying out in American zoos, with infant-mortality rate almost triple the rate in the wild.
He learned most of what he knows while working for great picture editors at The Bellingham Herald, The Dallas Morning News, The Concord Monitor, The Courier and Press and other great visual newspapers.
In addition to volunteering for The Kalish, Danny teaches regularly at the Northwest Video Workshop and the Bellingham Visual Journalism Conference, is a board member of the Associated Press Photo Managers Association and helped judge the 2010 SND Best of Digital News Design competition.
A Michigan native, Danny loves to talk on and on about harsh Midwest winters, Midwest work ethic and Midwest friendliness. However, he has traded all that for the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where he lives with his wife, Josie Liming, and son, Asher Hil, as well as a friendly cat and a few turtles.