The making of 'South High: Fighting against the odds' October 31, 2012

Star Tribune reporter Jason Gonzalez (@JGonStrib), photographer Jerry Holt (@jerry_holt) and I followed the South High football team during their 4-4 season. South High: Fighting against the Odds – Watch the full video on StarTribune.com. The South High Tigers weren’t an obvious target. They were an average team in the Minneapolis City Conference. However, there were two important elements that made the story great – access and characters. We knew the head coach, Lenny Sedlock, would be a great character…

Ewen featured in Murphy Reporter January 25, 2012

McKenna Ewen was featured on the front page of the Murphy Reporter, the University of Minnesota’s alumni magazine, in the fall of 2011. The article interviewed several journalism school alumni who are finding new ways to share stories. A link to the story is available here. View magazine

Rybak: A decade in office January 25, 2012

R.T. Rybak led Minneapolis through a decade of victories and hardships as he approached the 10-year anniversary of his inauguration on January 3, 2012. © Star Tribune – Republished with Permission. This video appeared on StarTribune.com on December 31, 2011.

Quamba's townball tradition January 25, 2012

Stan Peterson resurrected the Quamba Cubs amateur baseball team in 1990 after a 24-year absence, bringing baseball back to a town with 98 people. Video by: McKenna Ewen Photography by: Jerry Holt © Star Tribune – Republished with Permission. This video originally appeared on StarTribune.com on June 15, 2011.

Training camp with Uncle Milty January 25, 2012

Milt Toratti, 68, of St. Peter travels to Vikings training camp every year to pump up rookie players and pick up autographs. Toratti says the key to a successful training camp is finding a way to “be different.” © Star Tribune – Republished with Permission. This video originally appeared on StarTribune.com on August 11, 2011.

Photos from 2010 Vikings Season January 2, 2011

As part of my work at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, I was fortunate to photograph a very eventful Vikings season. The year included a 40-year old quarterback’s comeback, unexpected trades, significant firings and a stadium collapse. These are my photos to document a very memorable year. Enjoy! All work © StarTribune.

Wadena rallies behind volleyball team November 12, 2010

Five months after a tornado tore through Wadena and destroyed the high school gym, the town rallied behind the Wadena-Deer Creek volleyball team to win the Class AA State Championship. Video © Star Tribune

Tips and tricks for DSLR video November 5, 2010

Digital SLRs are making it much easier for visual journalists to share cinematic stories. As part of ONA’s 2010 convention, a panel of elite visual journalists addressed the challenges of shooting video with digital SLRs and provided workflow suggestions to make for a better product. The panel, moderated by NAU’s Kurt Lancaster, featured independent filmmaker Danfung Dennis, video journalist Travis Fox and photographer / videographer Rii Schroer. Full video from the panel is available here: