Her Winning Video Explores Life of Woman Who Has Alzheimer’s Disease and Aphasia
San Francisco (Jan. 17, 2017) — Recent graduate Annie Rice placed eighth in the Multimedia I-Features Competition of the 2016-17 national Hearst Journalism Awards Program for work she produced while a student at the Missouri School of Journalism.
Rice won for a video titled “Lost at Home” for which she served as the videographer and producer. The multimedia project explores the life of a woman who has Alzheimer’s disease and aphasia, which has caused her to lose her ability to speak and understand speech. Rice created the video as part of her responsibilities as a staff photojournalist for the Columbia Missourian, a community newspaper that serves as a training lab for Missouri School of Journalism students. Supervising editor was Tim Nwachukwu.
“Annie’s piece is really beautiful and quite moving,” said David Rees, chair of the photojournalism faculty. “I know she will continue to tell stories that will inform and move others to a deeper understanding of the world around us.”
Rice has more than four years of academic and professional experience in visual journalism across multiple platforms: print, broadcast, radio and web. She has worked as an enterprise reporter and as a staff photographer, covering everything from features to breaking news. Originally from Houston, Rice has lived abroad in Argentina and Australia. She is currently enrolled in the School’s five-year BJ/MA program with a focus on visual editing.