Joe Weiss has worked as a photojournalist, multimedia reporter, designer, programmer, producer and editor in print and online media since 1996. He is currently a freelance interactive producer and the developer of Soundslides, a multimedia authoring application for journalists.
Previously he was an interactive producer at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., the Director of Photography at The Herald-Sun in Durham, N.C., and worked for MSNBC.com as a multimedia producer in Redmond, Wash.
His multimedia reports have garnered national and international recognition including the Online Journalism Award for Creative Use of the Medium from the Online News Association and two Digital Edge awards from the NAA. His work has also received a Gold medal in the Society for News Design's Interactive Design competition.
For his development of Soundslides, he was awarded the 2007 J. Winton Lemen Award from the National Press Photographers Association.
He has judged several awards including Pictures of the Year International (2004), Society for News Design's Interactive Design Awards (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), College Photographer of the Year (2006), and the Online News Association's Online Journalism Awards (2002). Weiss frequently speaks at seminars and workshops concerning the integration of photojournalism, audio reportage and multimedia technology, and has taught photojournalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He started as a photojournalist at The Herald-Sun, and was North Carolina Photographer of the Year in 1996.