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Sean Connelley

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Sean Connelley

Flash Producer
Los Angeles Times


Sean Connelley and Katy Newton teamed up in 2004 while working for the Oakland Tribune. Inspired by the integration of multimedia and web-based news sites across the country, Mr. Connelley and Ms. Newton saw an opportunity to develop their passion for documentary storytelling. The two produced numerous projects for the Tribune, garnering National Press Photographers Association's first place awards for "best multimedia package" (small market) in 2005 and 2006 and national recognition from "Yahoo-Picks", Adobe "Site of the Day," Macromedia "Site of the Day" and SNDies "Award of Excellence." Their latest project , "Not Just a Number," a violence prevention community journalism project of The Oakland Tribune, was recently honored with the National Press Photographers' Association's 2007 award for best multimedia package (small market), the Online News Association's Service Journalism Award (small sites), and the Knight Foundation's Knight Public Service Award. The two, who are married to each other, have produced many of their projects in partnership with their multimedia production company, 49th Parallel Productions, which the co-founded in 2004. This year, they joined the Los Angeles Times, where Mr. Connelley is a flash producer and Ms. Newton a video journalist. Both graduated from San Francisco State University, where Ms. Newton earned a bachelor's degree in cinema in 1999 and Mr. Connelley earned a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2000.

Los Angeles
United States
Office Phone: 
(415) 307-0719


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