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Brian Kaufman

Brian Kaufman Brian Kaufman is a videographer at the Detroit Free Press. Kaufman's work spans a broad range, from quick daily assignments to long-term projects on social and environmental issues. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has awarded Kaufman three Emmy awards and in 2011 nominated him in the craft category of Nature and Wildlife Cinematography. The Society of Professional Journalists in Detroit named Kaufman the 2009 Young Journalist of the Year and his work as a photographer and editor has been recognized by a number of other local and national organizations.

Kaufman's career began with a Visual Journalism degree at Brooks Institute of Photography in California and a job at the Naples Daily News in Florida, where he helped launch the first newspaper-based television newscast in the country. In 2007 Kaufman joined the Detroit Free Press, where he has been instrumental in facilitating the education of video journalism of other newspaper photographers and reporters. Kaufman teaches multimedia storytelling at the Maine Media Workshops and has coached at the National Press Photographers Association's annual Immersion workshop.

His free time is best spent… outdoors.
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    Wander around the Packard Plant with Brian Kaufman, a visual journalist for the Detroit Free Press, as he documents the plant's deterioration and explains how his multimedia projects boost newspapers' relevance in a digital age.

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