Founder and Executive Producer, MediaStorm
Brian is founder and executive producer of MediaStorm. MediaStorm publishes diverse narratives, offers advanced storytelling training and collaborates with a diverse group of clients. MediaStorm’s stories and interactive applications have received numerous honors, including over 50 awards from Pictures of the Year and Best of Photojournalism, 30 Webby nominations (6 time winner), 17 Emmy Award nominations (4 time winner), three Online Journalism Awards, three World Press Photo Awards, two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards, two Overseas Press Club Awards and
an Edward R. Murrow Award. Prior to launching MediaStorm in 2005, Storm spent two years as vice president of News, Multimedia and 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 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 MSNBC.com, a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC News, where he was responsible for the audio, photography and video elements of the site. In October of 1998, his team created MSNBC's The Week in Pictures to showcase visual journalism. 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. In 1994, he launched the first version of MediaStorm as an interactive CD-ROM production company. Storm serves on the Advisory Board for the Alexia Foundation for World Peace, the Stan Kalish Picture Editing Workshop, Reporters Without Borders, and Pictures of the Year. He is a frequent speaker on the subject of storytelling. In addition to MediaStorm’s training efforts, Storm teaches at numerous events each year including The Kalish and a multimedia course for the Master of Arts in Earth Systems, Environmental Communication Program at Stanford University. Born in Minnesota, he has endured the family curse of being a lifelong fan of the Minnesota Vikings. He lives in northern California's Santa Cruz Mountains with his wife Elodie and their children Eva and Jasper. He can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org.