Media Nodes” Sean Hemmerle (Fall 2011)”

Media Nodes visually articulates the transforming activities and environments of our news media.  At a time when hard-core, investigative journalism is in peril, Media Nodes reveals a view behind the curtain, beyond the front page, to the interior landscape of an industry in transition.
Award-winning photographer Sean Hemmerle, in collaboration with the Columbia Journalism Review, took his camera into different newsrooms around the country. ““People throw around this word all the time, mostly disparagingly: ‘oh, the media,’ and ‘media spin,'” he says. “That made me think: who is the media? And what about the media? I wanted to put a face on these media nodes, the places where news is ‘made’ if you will.”