Return of the Musk Ox
Helen Strong, Public Affairs Director
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2014 Press (links will be added throughout March):
The Washington Post - Going Out Guide
The Washington Post - Health & Science
Comcast (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
DCist - Launch Party
WJLA TV (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
Clear Channel (Radio - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
The Northwest Current (PDF)
Comcast Newsmakers - (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
Festival DC (Come Hell or High Water)
Festival DC (Angel Azul)
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (Video of EFF panel)
Walker will be discussing Toxic Hot Seat.
Kirby is an award winning independent film and video producer. She worked for CBS News in New York, and left to do graduate work in communications at Stanford University, where she received her MA in Communication. She founded Omega Productions, an educational and corporate film and video and production firm where she produced and directed projects for numerous clients including: Apple, The Gap, Levi Strauss, Pacific Telesis. She is currently an Honorary Board member of the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York, and Summer Search San Francisco and has served on the boards of Marin Country Day School, and The Center for Investigative Reporting. She serves on the Advisory Committee for Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
Krantz will be discussing The Goose with the Golden Eggs: Tourism on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast.
Richard Krantz has a background of more than 20 years as a journalist, including 12 years as a newspaper reporter and eight as television reporter. He is the president of Pilot Productions, a video production company based in Columbia, Maryland, founded in 1986. He spent much of his journalism career as an investigative reporter and won many national and local awards. These include a Gavel Award from the American Bar Association; the Roy Howard Public Service Award; the Ohio State Broadcasting Award; two Emmys; plus awards from the American Political Science Association and the Associated Press Managing Editors. He has worked for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat; the Louisville Courier-Journal and Times; and at WHAS-TV in Louisville; KTVI-TV in St. Louis; and WTTG-TV, in Washington, D.C. He has produced documentaries on the founding of Columbia, Maryland, and for 10 graduating classes of the U.S. Naval Academy. Through Pilot Productions he has produced videos for the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago; the National Electrical Contractors Association; Xerox Corp.; the International Law Students Association; and many other clients. He has also taught journalism at Webster University, in St. Louis, and at Southern Illinois University.
Vyn will be discussing Field Report: Migratory Bird Trapping in South China.
Gerrit Vyn is a Seattle-based photographer deeply committed to conservation and connecting people more intimately with the myriad creatures we share this miraculous and fragile planet with. His work often focuses on birds because they are such powerful and visible indicators of environmental health and change. Connecting people with birds is often a first step in opening people’s eyes to the natural world around them – and to the unprecedented environmental crises now unfolding. Vyn’s purpose is to help conservation groups better communicate their stories to individuals and policy makers through powerful compelling media. Vyn’s images have been used by most major conservation organizations and appear regularly in books and magazines including National Geographic, Audubon, Living Bird, BBC Wildlife, Natural History, National Wildlife and New Scientist. He was the primary image provider for the 2009 and 2011 State of the Birds reports that were delivered to the Obama administration and congress by a coalition of leading environmental organizations. As a natural sound recordist, Vyn has contributed thousands of recordings to the Macaulay Library collection at Cornell University and have produced and authored two CD compilations, Voices of North American Owls and Bird Songs of the Pacific Northwest. Vyn’s audio and video work have been featured on radio and television programs including NPR’s Morning Edition, PRI’s Living on Earth, Birdnote, PBS News Hour and CBS Sunday Morning. Vyn is a Producer for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and an Associate Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP).
Mock will be discussing Come Hell of Highwater: The Battle for Turkey Creek.
Brentin Mock writes regularly for Grist about the connections between environmental policy, race, and politics. He was lead reporter on Voting Rights Watch, a reporting partnership between Colorlines and The Nation. Before moving to D.C., he worked from New Orleans with The Lens and Bridge the Gulf.
High-resolution film stills for use by the press.
Stills must be credited appropriately if used.