ABOUT ME

GERALD HOLUBOWICZ

GERALD HOLUBOWICZ

Digital Storytelling | Interactive Journalism | News Narrative Design | Digital Project Management
Conference organiser & Co-founder of Storycode paris |
Lecturer at EDJ Sciences Po Paris ( Interactive Journalism Workshop )
I love storytelling

Visual Journalist in Mutation

Journalist, digital media producer and interactive story designer, I'm currently working at Racontr.com as Content Manager and Digital Project Manager. Since 2008, my passion for visual journalism lead me to new discoveries and new endeavours into the digital storytelling realm. I've been studying and practicing new forms of non-fiction storytelling techniques like transmedia and non-linear storytelling for about 6 years now.
I firmly believe internet and the digital realm are the new frontiers where journalism should go boldly with one goal in mind : create more engaging and empathetic stories for an ever more demanding audience.
Digital
Storytelling
Interactive Journalism
News Narrative Design
UX & UI
Design
Digital Project Management

"Telling stories is as old as humanity but the way we tell them is crucial if we want our stories to have an impact and to change minds & hearts"

Gerald Holubowicz
Full Biography

From Silver grains to Digital

Back in 2011, I founded and directed a small interactive studio called Chewbahat for about 4 years and since it’s inception up until 2016, I’ve been the president of Storycode Paris (a group focusing on digital storytelling, transmedia techniques and digital transformation of societies) that I co-founded back in 2012. For that matter, I've organised or supervised more than 30 conferences and workshops and helped launching the Storycode brand in France and in other European countries. I've also been very close of the i-docs symposium ( held in Bristol) since the beginning where I was invited in many occasions to talk about new narrative techniques such as transmedia storytelling & Interactive documentaries.

Previous to that, I've worked as photojournalist for more than 12 years for various world renowned photo agencies such as Laïf, Polaris images or Abaca in France and in the U.S, covering political, economical and entertainment news, first as a local correspondent in south of France and then as foreign correspondent in New York City. A career that provided me with a well rounded understanding of how to bridge the gap between visual journalism, technology & storytelling.

I’ve also been the lead author and co-director of “The Moneyocracy Project” a Transmedia documentary about Political Campaign Finance Laws in the U.S  published on “Lemonde.fr” in 2012 and available on Hulu.com. Later, my work on the interactive documentary "Grozny: 9 Cities" (published on Mediapart and Radio Free Europe) lead me to receive the 2014 Web Journalism Trophy at the prestigious Bayeux War Correspondent Festival.

Since 2010, I’m committed to share my passion for journalism, storytelling and new media. I've taught interactive storytelling and interactive journalism courses in various schools such as the Journalism school of Sciences Po Paris where I created and developed the "Interactive Journalism" workshop for the Master in Journalism and International Affairs, Sciences Po Annecy (Transmedia Master degree), the CFJ and CFPJ schools (Paris), INA (French National Institute of Audiovisual), the EJDG journalism school of the Stendhal University (in Grenoble) and at EMI-CFD Paris among others.

As side projects along these years, I also participated in the creation and launching of the professional mailing list for French photographers “EP France” (170 members and counting) and the creation and launching of Haytham Pictures photo agency for which I've created the visual identity.
My spirit

“Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding. Find out what you already know and you will see the way to fly.”

– Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
MY PROJECTS

All bits are created Equals

I've been very lucky to get involved in many different great projects these past years, but still, I'm constantly looking for new challenges and new opportunities to commit myself to a good cause.

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