Damon Winter

Using new technology to better cover the news

Using new technology to better cover the news

Several inches of unpredicted and surprise snow fell in Southwestern Virginia Thursday, catching many of us by surprise and adding another day of weather-induced insult to a winter of discontent. The catchall phrase used by the talking heads on TV calls such storms “winter events” and they often include snow, freezing rain and sleet.  Thursday’s […]

The tools change but the profession stays the same

The tools change but the profession stays the same

At Washington & Lee University recently, the communications professor introduced me to his class as a “visual journalist.” A few weeks earlier, another prof at Hollins University called me a “multi-media storyteller.” Over the years, what I do for a living has come under many titles.  I’ve been a photojournalist, a journalist who takes photographs, […]