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Andy Colwell Staff Photographer at Erie Times-News


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If there is a story to be told visually, Andy wants to tell it and is up to the task. As a journalist and photographer with more than four years of experience in documentary and editorial photojournalism and multimedia, he seeks professional assignments and employment for media outlets, organizations, corporate clients and non-profits.

Specialties: Visual journalism; online journalism; digital journalism production; cross-platform multimedia reporting of news, sports, features and portraits in solo and team environments for web and print publication


  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Video Journalism
  • Journalism
  • Social Networking
  • Editorial
  • Web Design
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Online Journalism
  • Graphic Design
  • Image Editing
  • Portrait Photography
  • Blogging


Erie Times-News
03 / 2012 - Present
Visual Journalist & Photographer

General assignment visual journalist staff member. Documenting news, current events and community activities in Erie and surrounding areas

Andy Colwell Photography
06 / 2008 - Present
Photographer, owner

Freelance photographer (editorial, commercial, portrait, documentary, wedding) and multimedia journalist

Harrisburg Patriot-News
05 / 2011 - 08 / 2011
Photographer (intern)

Summer photojournalism intern covering daily general assignments in the Harrisburg metro area

Penn State University
2007 - 05 / 2011

Photo and multimedia journalist; inter-office photography instructor. Responsible for daily photography of campus life and events with the goal of promoting Penn State and informing others of current Penn State events via


Penn State University
2007 - 2011
Bachelor's , Visual Journalism, Art Photography

Penn State Marching Blue Band; co-founder of Penn State's student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association; president of Penn State's Photography Society


– Member of the Harrisburg Patriot-News Pulitzer Prize-winning team for local reporting during the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal

– Hearst Journalism Awards 2012: 2nd Place, Photo Story; National Championship finalist

– Eddie Adams Barnstorm Workshop attendee, 2011

–Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

– Online News Association Student Newsroom member, 2011

– Third place-winner for feature photography, Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards 2011

– Gannett Foundation Multimedia Award winner, 2010


Hiking, biking, storytelling, networking, new technology


National Press Photographers Association, Online News Association, American Society of Media Photographers, The Erie Newspaper Guild, Penn State Alumni Blue Band Association

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