Kevin Moloney is an Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Design and Development at the Center for EMDD at Ball State University, a graduate program in socially-concerned transmedia storytelling, design thinking and human-computer interaction.

He is 30-year veteran photojournalist and a 21-year journalism educator. He holds a Ph.D. in technology, media and society from the University of Colorado’s interdisciplinary ATLAS Institute and a master’s degree in Digital Media Studies (now called Emergent Digital Practices) from the University of Denver. He has presented on transmedia storytelling for MediaShift, the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists joint convention and others.

Kevin photographed more than 960 stories for the New York Times, 50 of which appeared on page one. His work as a writer and photographer has been published by the National Geographic Society, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, TIME, Newsweek, US News & World Report, Stern, Paris Match, The Washington Post and scores of other international publications. He has worked as a staff photographer for four daily newspapers. Find his journalism work at

For 21 years Kevin taught photojournalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His students work at the top of the profession for agencies such as VII, l’Agence VU, Prospekt, and Luceo Images. They are winners of Visa pour l’Image, World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, Best of Photojournalism and other international awards. They are also recipients of Alicia Patterson, Aftermath Project, W. Eugene Smith and Getty grants for photojournalism and documentary photography. He has taught international journalism workshops in Argentina, Chile, The Falkland Islands, Myanmar (Burma) and Venezuela. Find his education work at


6 responses to “Author

  • Transmedia Journalism 101 | BT's Really Long Sticky Note

    […] veteran photojournalist and educator Kevin Moloney, it’s a short walk from transmedia storytelling to transmedia journalism.  Moloney, now […]

  • Jen King

    Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying your blog as it is helping me to learn and understand transmedia so much more. I have been studying it at university here in Australia this semester. It’s a pretty new concept for me but it’s fascinating, though I believe I’ve only the very tiniest understanding. Am just about to graduate as a journalist and have my first shift this week in an online newsroom ( and I know they are keen there to explore the concept further so I hope I will be a part of that! Thanks big time for your blog which has been a major help/inspiration! Referenced your thesis a little for my own major project, which I’ve just handed in – all about moving news obituaries from print to an online platform and how to make it more engaging and immersive. Now, we’ll see what the markers think of it! Cheerio!

  • Lori Grinker

    Hi Kevin, Thanks for sharing this. As a documentary/photojournalist with a fine art background (and foreground!) and an educator, your blog is very helpful.

  • Using transmedia journalism techniques in student publications |

    […] Kevin Moloney of the University of Colorado at Boulder is one of the voices bringing transmedia to media studies. Although his view is beautifully expansive (multiple journalists telling multiple stories on multiple platforms, as well as interacting openly with their respective publics), it is slightly unrealistic for the scholastic realm. However, we can use some transmedia principles to push our students toward the next media metamorphosis. […]

  • An Emerging Media Design and Development Sampler | Transmedia Journalism

    […] forms and across many media channels in an expansive rather than redundant way. In this training Dr. Kevin Moloney will examine how Hollywood, Madison Avenue and journalism organizations like National Geographic […]

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