About the Artist

Mike Tripp

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Overview

Photojournalism … my heart, my soul.  My greatest joy comes from sharing stories visually, capturing life as it happens and sharing it with the rest of the world. For 20 years, I’ve evolved with the technology, and it’s made me stronger.

Related Work
Experience

Chief of Photography / Multimedia, The News Leader

Staunton, Va. — 2005-Present : Department supervisor and community photojournalist at an evolving daily newspaper. Responsible for scheduling, managing staff & freelance photographers, archiving, equipment maintenance and facilitating department workflow. Helped spearhead the implementation of new technologies (such as video) into the department and newsroom.

Staff photojournalist, The News Leader

Staunton, Va. — 2004-2005 : Community photojournalist at a daily newspaper, covering news, sports and feature assignments.

Staff photojournalist, Daily News-Record

Harrisonburg, Va. — 2002-2004 : Community photojournalist at a daily newspaper, covering news, sports and feature assignments.

Staff photojournalist, The News Leader

Staunton, Va. — 1998-2001 : Community photojournalist at a daily newspaper, covering news, sports and feature assignments.

Freelance Photojournalist

Lexington, Va. / Waynesboro, Va. — 1993-1998 : Community photojournalist as needed for coverage of news, sports and feature assignments for the News-Gazette and News-Virginian.

Education

Pitt Community College

Associates Degree in Human Service Technology — 1988-1990     

Skills

  • Experienced visual journalist, skilled in photography, video & multimedia.
  • Embraces and adapts easily to changing technologies.
  • Understands the importance of transitioning from print to a web product.
  • Works independently, seeking stories that resonate with the community.
  • Understands teamwork and communication.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Connects with readers / community through social media.

References

Available upon request.

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