Jasmyn Belcher - Producer/Editor

Jasmyn has been a full-time Reporter/Producer with WRVO since January 2007. Since then, she has received over a dozen awards from the Associated Press and The Syracuse Press Club. She has been a contributor to National Public Radio programs, such as Weekend Edition and All Things Considered. Her reports have also been aired on other NPR member stations including KUOW, NHPR, WMNF, WILL, WAMC, and Iowa Public Radio.

Chris A. Bolt - Audio Editing Assistance

Chris Bolt has been the News and Public Affairs Director at WAER since 1995 and a broadcast journalist for more than 20 years in Central New York. He is interested in bringing depth, understanding and interest to the issues and people of the region. Chris' journalistic interests range from politics and health to the environment and the arts, from housing and race to science and technology. Chris also spends time teaching and mentoring at WAER, Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College. He tries to balance his professional endeavors by getting on a bike, skis, a trail, a golf course or in a kayak as often as possible.
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Andrew Burton - Photographer

Andrew Burton is visual journalist especially interested in photography. His resume includes photographing the Beijing Olympics, assisting Vincent Laforet, interning at Bloomberg News and being named a Carnegie/Knight fellow. He has been published in numerous international publications including Newsweek and the International Herald Tribune. He is scheduled to graduate from Syracuse University in May 2010.

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Mary Buttolph - Photographer

Mary Buttolph grew up in Virginia and attended Virginia Tech where she earned a degree in Fisheries Science. After working for the Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest and the Intermountain West, she decided to return to school to study photography. Buttolph earned a degree from RIT and a Master's degree in photography at The Newhouse School at Syracuse University. She currently freelances for several organizations including the New York Times.
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AJ Chavar - Web Design

AJ is a visual and interactive journalist with a background in photography, video, print and web design. Most recently he finished an internship for The Star-Ledger as a videographer, but in the past has gained experience at The Washington Post as a multimedia intern, and at SKI Magazine as a photo editing intern.
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Ryan Delaney - Assistant Producer, WAER

Ryan is a student at Syracuse University studying international relations and broadcast journalism. Ryan's love of public radio has found him working part time at WAER as an assistant producer. From Burlington, Vermont, Ryan loves skiing, hiking, playing soccer and spending his summers on Lake Champlain. His favorite hobby is home-brewing beer. When not at the radio station or the pub, Ryan can often be found reading The New York Times.
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Mitchell Franz - Photo Assistant

Mitchell Franz is currently working on a Bachelors degree at Syracuse University in the Multimedia, Photography, and Design curriculum in the Newhouse School of Public Communications. His photography has appeared in several publications including Yoakum Herald-Times, Victoria Advocate and others. In addition, Franz freelances for various commercial clients including Hochheim Prairie Insurance, Double D Ranchwear, University Interscholastic League and various organizations.
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Ken Harper - Co-Executive Producer

Ken Harper started his professional career as a designer at Sun Publications in Chicago. Harper went on to join the features design staff at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, where he began his transition to new media design. Harper decided on a digital vagabond lifestyle, traveling around the country by motorcycle, designing on a freelance basis through his own company, IronCladImages.com. He has worked as a multimedia designer and producer for MSNBC.com, New York Life, Bausch & Lomb and various non-profit organizations including the United Nations, ElectronicIntifada.net and Aidchild. Harper served as an interactive producer and designer at RockyMountainNews.com in Denver, Colorado, before becoming as Assistant Professor of Visual and Interactive Communications at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He know lives in Cazenovia, New York with his wife Dara and their 2 children, Rio and Amelie.
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Brad Horn - Co-Executive Producer

Brad Horn is currently working on a Master's of Journalism at Syracuse University in the Multimedia, Photography, and Design curriculum in the Newhouse School of Public Communications. His focus there is National Public Radio broadcast, multimedia journalism, and online storytelling. He has a degree in documentary studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has studied at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. His photographs and writing have appeared in several publications, and his audio pieces have aired on NPR member stations around the country.
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Mark Lavonier - Audio Producer

Mark Lavonier is a producer and program host for National Public Radio affiliate WRVO. In nearly a decade at the station he's worn many hats - from delivering election results to interviewing artists in the region, and is the local host for NPR's "All Things Considered". As the producer and weeknight host of the classic radio program, "The WRVO Playhouse", Lavonier helps interpret the time of radio gone by with award winning features dedicated to radio's golden age.. He's received recognition from the Associated Press and Syracuse Press Club, and in this past year was honored as one of Oswego County Business Magazine's "40 Under 40".
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Kuan Luo - Logo and web interface design

Kuan is a graphic design junior in Newhouse School of Public Communications. She travels all the way from Shanghai, China, and enjoys everyday abroad.

Juliette Lynch - Photographer

Juliette Lynch is a visual journalist passionate about culture, storytelling and people. Interested in humanitarian photography and multimedia, her resume includes working for the Burton Blatt Institute, International Justice Mission and the Cape Cod Times. Lynch was recently named a Carnegie-Knight fellow. She loves coffee and has too much energy for her own good.

Andrew Maclean - Photographer

Andrew is a visual journalist that cares more about the people he photographs than the actual photographs themselves. Human interaction and social understanding are the topics that interest him most. He hopes to pursue multimedia journalism throughout his life so he can tell the stories of individuals around the world.
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Newly Paul - Student Journalist

I am a graduate journalism student at University of Southern California. I was born and grew up in India, and came to the U.S last year for J-school. Having written and reported mostly for print, I'm still discovering the magic of radio.
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Kate Percival - Audio Producer

Kate graduated from SUNY Oswego with a BA in Mass Communications in 1996, and returned to the campus a few years later to work for the award-winning NPR member station, WRVO. She has many responsibilities, her favorites include being an editor and producer. She lives in Fulton, NY with her husband of 13 years, and their 3 children.
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Bruce Strong - Co-Executive Producer

Bruce Strong is a multimedia storyteller who likes to work with cool people on awesome projects. Life is too short to do anything else. He has shot in nearly 60 countries and his work has earned numerous awards and two fellowships - The Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan and the Knight Fellowship at Ohio University. When he's not on the field, Bruce spends a lot of time helping others learn to tell stories of significance. Currently, he's an associate professor at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where he teaches an array of video, audio and photography courses. He is extremely proud of his students, many of whom - while still students - have won top honors from NPPA, POY, World Press and BOP. But Bruce is most proud of his two young sons, Jack and Cole, and loves adventuring through life with his visual journalist/professor wife, Claudia.

Kate Szrom - Photographer

Kate is a recovering newspaper photographer. She is interested in multimedia storytelling and is pursuing a master's degree at Syracuse University.

Leslie-Jean Thornton - Multimedia Professor, ASU

The lure that journalism, narrative and visual communication holds for me began early and hasn't yet set me free. I began in newspapers when I was a teenager, and variously reported for, edited and managed them in New York, Connecticut and Virginia. A Freedom Forum fellowship let me earn a doctorate at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. My research focuses on new media and evolving journalism practice.

Arizona State University - Walter Cronkite School of Journalism

From the Walter made up of Courtney Godfrey, Lisa Ruhl, Jennifer Matthews, Kelly Rogers, Christy Little, Jennifer Gaie Hellum, Grant Martin and led by Leslie Jean-Thornton.

University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication

Team made up of Letania Kirkland, Jessica Flores, Newly Paul and Wendy Carillo.