• Travis Fox Joins Faculty to Lead New Visual Journalism Department

    By Amy Dunkin | Last updated on Friday, January 24th, 2014 at 2:30 pm
    Travis Fox (Photo by Bob Sacha)

    Travis Fox (Photo by Bob Sacha)

    The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is pleased to announce the appointment of award-winning television documentary maker Travis Fox to its core faculty.

    Fox will lead a new Visual Journalism department that will build on the school’s already strong broadcast, web video, photojournalism, and documentary programs.

    “In just a few short years, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism has assembled a remarkable team of broadcast, web video, photojournalism and documentary professors and Fox’s arrival will further enhance our strength in this area,” said Dean Sarah Bartlett.

    Fox has most recently produced films for Frontline on PBS. His work has also appeared on National Geographic, Al Jazeera, and The New York Times.

    From 1999 to 2009, he worked as a senior video journalist at The Washington Post and was widely recognized as a pioneer of news video on the web. He covered such major stories as the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the war in Afghanistan. In 2006, he won an Emmy Award for web video coverage of Hurricane Katrina on washingtonpost.com.

    Fox has taught broadcast journalism at the CUNY J-School and multimedia filmmaking at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He also trains journalists in video storytelling around the world.