Coburn Dukehart has spent almost 20 years pursuing the craft of photojournalism and multimedia storytelling.
She is currently the Digital and Multimedia Director for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
Prior to that, she was a Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic. She also worked at NPR for six years as the Picture and Multimedia Editor. There, a regular day at work could have her shooting pictures, doing photo research, editing multimedia, planning for long-term projects, making assignments, writing for blogs, training reporters, or working with the legal, design, and news departments.
She has also worked as a photo editor and multimedia producer at usatoday.com, a photo editor at washingtonpost.com, and interned in the White House photo office. She has a master’s degree in Photojournalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is the recipient of multimedia awards from the Webbys, WHNPA, NPPA, POYi, the Edward R. Murrow awards, the Milwaukee Press Club, and has been nominated for a national Emmy.
Coburn loves any software with a timeline. She loves good portraiture. And she loves well written captions, metadata and organized spreadsheets. In her spare time, she does yoga, brews kombucha, plays the drums, uses sidewalk chalk and hangs out with her husband, Brad Horn, and two awesome daughters. She’s a pretty happy camper most of the time.
Coburn has coached at various multimedia workshops, including Eddie Adams, the NPPA Flying Short Course, the NPPA Immersion workshop, and the Syracuse Fall Workshop. She was recently the commencement speaker at the University of Missouri School of Journalism 2018 December graduation ceremony.
She’s originally from Washington, DC, and in 2016 resettled with her family to Madison, Wisconsin. She loves looking for new adventures, so feel free to send any her way!
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