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Globe videographer wins national award

Posted by Doug Most  March 18, 2011 01:19 PM

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For the third year in a row (a feat accomplished by only one other journalist), Darren Durlach has been named the Ernie Crisp Television News Photographer of the Year. But there won't be a fourth year, that much is certain.

Durlach, who started work at The Boston Globe in December, and produced the video above for the recent series on Boston Public Schools, received the honor for his work in 2010 at WBFF-TV in Baltimore (you can watch a compilation of his work in Baltimore here). Newspapers are not currently eligible for the award from the National Press Photographers Association.

"Darren has a way of putting the viewer right at the scene," said Thea Breite, the Globe's senior multimedia editor/video. "His video skills and his storytelling abilities make him a great fit for The Globe, as we move aggressively toward telling even more of our stories not just in the newspaper, but on our website."

Durlach has also won 11 Emmy's, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and AP and Society of Professional Journalist honors. Prior to Baltimore, Durlach was the chief photographer for WVIR-TV in Charlottesville, VA. He is a graduate of Radford University in Radford, Va.

The only other journalist to win the award three times was John C.P. Goheen, who won it in 1989, 1990, and in 1991 while working at KOMO-TV in Seattle and then for KMGH-TV in Denver. Here is Durlach, below at right, finding out he has just won the award.


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