Richard Koci Hernandez

Fellow at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
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Richard Koci Hernandez is a national Emmy Award-winning video and multimedia producer and worked as a photographer at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times and international magazines, including Stern. In 2008, Hernandez was awarded a national Emmy award for the New Approaches to Documentary category for his work on the Mercury News' video entitled, "Uprooted." In 2003, Hernandez was the recipient of the James K. Batten Knight Ridder Excellence Award. His work for the Mercury News has earned him two Pulitzer Prize nominations. His photography and multimedia work has won numerous awards on the national and regional level, including two Emmy nominations. Hernandez was named deputy director of photography and multimedia after spearheading the creation of MercuryNewsPhoto.com. He has taught multimedia workshops for Stanford University, National Press Photographers Association, The Southern Short Course, National Association for Hispanic Journalists and National Association for Black Journalists. He has lectured at USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and Stanford University. Hernandez is a San Francisco State University journalism graduate, where he has been a guest instructor. Currently, he is a visiting Fellow at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism supported by a Ford Foundation grant to produce digital news sites for San Francisco Bay Area communities.

KDMC Sessions

Transformational Tool Kit: Lessons from the Frontlines
December 07, 2009, 12:45 PM - 4:15 PM
PowerPoint: Richard Hernandez’s Presentation
Link: Audio of Mark Luckie’s Presentation
PDF: Hello Public Broadcasters: Innovate or Die (Cohn)
PDF: YouTube for News Organizations (Ma)
Word Document: Links and Captures from the LIVE site tour (Schrenkler)
PDF: News for the People (Mernit)
SEMINAR: Digital Leadership Summit for Public Radio Stations


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