In Nia Wilson murder, an urgent social media lesson

Days after Nia Wilson, age 18, was murdered at the MacArthur BART stop in Oakland, protesters marched to the offices of KTVU, the Bay Area’s local FOX affiliate. The group sought retribution for an editorial decision made in KVTU’s coverage: in a segme

DAYS AFTER NIA WILSON, age 18, was murdered at the MacArthur BART stop in Oakland, protesters marched to the offices of KTVU, the Bay Area’s local FOX affiliate. The group sought retribution for an editorial decision made in KVTU’s coverage: in a segment that aired a day after Wilson’s death, an image pulled from her Facebook account showed her holding what appeared to be—but likely wasn’t—a gun. “I immediately felt there was something wrong,” Richard Koci Hernandez, a longtime Oakland resident and an associate professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism, says of the report. “But it’s not a new phenomenon, if you’re paying attention to images.”

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Today, “I finally feel like my eye is a camera,” says Richard Koci Hernandez, an Emmy award-winning multimedia producer, photojournalist and professor of New Media. Earlier this year, Hernandez, known for his popular @koci Instagram account featuring noir-style street photos taken with an iPhone, entered Google’s #ifihadglass competition. He won, and began posting his wearable camera-made photos to his new account, @koci_glass.

For One Instagram Celebrity, the Secret's in the Secrecy

Sure the iPhone made everyone a photographer, but it also made everyone a spy. Just ask Richard Koci Hernandez: His Instagram stream of surreptitious black-and-white portraits has captured more than 140,000 followers and made him one of the first Instagra

The key to Richard Koci Hernandez’s work is stealth. “Everything changes when people know,” he says, so he avoids looking at his iPhone screen. Earbuds are a go-to prop as well—the perfect red herring to make it seem like he’s distracted by music when he’s really looking for muses

A Distinctive Voice on Instagram

Richard Koci Hernandez has won more than 17,000 followers with his film-noir photo stream, Kristen Joy Watts reports.

The Instagram photo-sharing app for iPhones, around only seven months, has already given rise to remarkably creative picture streams. It’s no surprise, given his reputation as an innovator, that Richard Koci Hernandez’s pictures are among the more notable.

The Fifty Four

The Fifty Four – APAD:

Mr. Multimediashooter Richard Koci Hernandez gave himself 54 Days to shoot 54 images on hi daily ride on the 54 bus in Oakland. All of the images, music and titles were produced using his iPhone and these apps: CameraBag, Melodica, Brushes and Banner.

A visual journal by Richard Koci Hernandez | Waitin' On a Moment – by Tim Gruber

We all loved MultimediaShooter and it’ll be dearly missed, but thankfully Richard has found what he calls his new online distraction. Check out the first piece in his new visual journal.

Check it out here.

Update on Multimediashooter – APhotoADay News

Richard Koci Hernandez sent out this note:

10 Things I Learned From Being Hacked

1. A bottle of Jack Daniels doesn’t bring your site back to life.

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