Award winner Adam Ellick, NY Times
Last week, in Antwerp, we awarded the Fifth Annual Concentra Award for Videojournalism.
This yearâs winner was Adam Ellick, a videojournalist for The New York Times.
We liked Ellickâs work for a number of reasons. A great and interesting story, very well shot and executed, great characters, great writing and great access. All the elements that make a great VJ piece.Â We were also delighted to see that The NY Times is now allowing Ellick to do his own reporting, as opposed to shooting print reporters at work.Â A big improvement.
Casey Kaufmann won the Breaking News Award for his work from Gaza.
While Ellick skyped into the ceremonies from Pakistan, Kaufmann made the trip from Doha to Antwerp, arriving just minutes before he won the award.Â Upon meeting Kaufmann, I was astonished to learn that he had never met another VJ before in his life. The Stanford graduate simply started doing VJ work on his own and now has been covering the world for Al Jazzera as a VJ.
Here is a link to the award winners, as well as all of the nominees.
Congratulations. A great job.Â The quality of the work continues to improve.