Richard Koci Hernandez resurrects

A news item on the National Press Photographers Association’s website took me by surprise.

Richard Koci Hernandez has left his deputy director of multimedia job at the San Jose Mercury News to accept a Ford Foundation multimedia fellowship at the University of California in Berkeley. He says the goal of his fellowship is to develop digital news sites for under-served communities. Hernandez, who has been an instructor at NPPA’s Multimedia Immersion workshops, has also brought his popular Web site,, back to life again.

Good for Koci. He’s been an inspirational leader of multimedia development at newspapers and has tirelessly given his time by sharing what he knows with other multimedia producers. has been a daily stop for me to see what innovative storytelling his staff at the Merc. have been doing. It’s sad to see what has happened to that once great paper. I know Koci fought the good fight. I’m glad he has resurrected All the best Koci in your future endeavors.