Bob Sacha

tow professor of visual journalism CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, USA

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Bob Sacha is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher, photographer and, above all, collaborator on visual journalism projects.

He created the video for the Guardian US team project NSA Files Decoded that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, a National Emmy for New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming, a Webby, and the first gold medal ever given by the Society for News Design. He teamed up with Blue Chalk as the director of photography for The New York Times series, Living City, about New York’s infrastructure. Sacha also directed and shot BlindSight, a documentary short about a group of blind photographers.

He has also directed, produced, shot and edited nonfiction video stories for Al Jazeera America Online, Yahoo News, AudubonScience, Apple, the Asia Society, Starbucks, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Open Society Foundation, among others. For several years he worked as a staff producer and editor at MediaStorm, where his projects were nominated for three national news Emmys, and won numerous awards including an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award.

Sacha graduated Phi Beta from Syracuse University, has a Masters in Visual Communications from Ohio University and is now a Tow Professor for Visual Journalism at the City University of NY Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches video storytelling for the web, video for social media and VR for journalism. He has lectured and taught workshops and classes at SVA, the International Center of Photography, as well as for National Geographic Expeditions.

He is currently working in 360 video and virtual reality.

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