Richard Koci Hernandez

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I am currently a Professional academic, teaching journalism

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Job Title:
Assistant Professor New Media


KOCI HERNANDEZ, RICHARD is a national Emmy award winning video and multimedia producer and worked as a photojournalist at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. His work has appeared in Time, Wired, The New York Times, a National Geographic book and international magazines. In 2008, Richard was awarded a national Emmy award for the New Approaches to Documentary category for his executive producer work on the Mercury News video entitled, Uprooted. In 2003, Richard was the recipient of the James K. Batten Knight Ridder Excellence Award. His work for the Mercury News has earned him two Pulitzer Prize nominations. Richard was named deputy director of photography and multimedia after spearheading the creation of He has taught multimedia workshops for Stanford University,USC Annenberg School for Communication, National Press Photographers Association, The Southern Short Course, National Association for Hispanic Journalists and National Association for Black Journalists, and TEDTalks (Master Class). Koci-Hernandez is a San Francisco State University journalism graduate, where he has been a guest instructor. In 2008 Koci Hernandez was invited to join the Faculty at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism as a visiting Fellow supported by a Ford Foundation grant to produce digital news sites for San Francisco Bay Area communities. In 2011 Koci Hernandez was named an Assistant Professor for New Media at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Other ONA

Current Leadership Positions:

ONA Board Member 2012-2014

Areas of expertise:
Basic HTML/CSS, WordPress development, Social media branding – Individual, Mobile Video (shooting), Mobile Video (shooting, editing, publishing), Still photography

Speaking Experience
Yes, I have been a keynote speaker for an event, Yes, have led sessions individually, Yes, have spoken on panels, Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (at events), Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (in newsroom)

Past Speaking Experience:

I have lead workshops and presented keynotes for the last decade on visual storytelling at UNITY, KDMC, ONA, NPPA, AAJA, NAHJ

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