About

Currently based in Seattle, I am a video journalist for The Seattle Times, where I collaborate with a small video team and staff photojournalists to produce engaging, character-driven stories that explore social issues, news, and the diversity of the Seattle community.

I earned a master’s degree in journalism with a focus on visual communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. I’ve led, managed and collaborated with teams on ambitious multimedia projects, and have taught multimedia storytelling and video production to students and professionals. I’m currently working on a longterm documentary film called ‘Spilling Over’, focusing on the lasting effects of the BP oil spill on a family and community in Venice, La., with my partner Jessey Dearing.

CONTACT:
E-mail: lauren.frohne@gmail.com
Phone: 919-259-0293

AWARDS

Projects:

2nd Prize, World Press Photo 2011, Multimedia contest – Interactive presentation, Powering a Nation

2nd Place, NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2012, Best Use of the Web, The Boston Globe “Getting In”

Best Video Continuing Coverage, 2012 National Edward R. Murrow Awards, Online News Operation – Local, The Boston Globe “Whitey Bulger Coverage”

Honorable Mention, 2012 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, The Boston Globe “Getting In”

Honoree, 2012 Webby Awards, Online Film & Video: News & Politics Series, The Boston Globe, 9/11: 10 years on

Best Video News Series, 2012 Edward R. Murrow Awards Region 10, Online News Operation, The Boston Globe “9/11 Ten Years On”

Gold, 65th College Photographer of the Year Awards, Large Group Multimedia, Powering a Nation

Award of Excellence, 64th College Photographer of the Year Awards, Large Group Multimedia, Living Galápagos

Finalist, 2010 ONA Awards, Multimedia Feature Presentation, Student – Living Galápagos

Finalist, 2010 SXSW Web Awards, Student category, Living Galápagos

Honorable Mention, 2010 Best of Photojournalism – Multimedia Package, Living Galápagos

First Place, Online Convergence (40,000 to 150,000), Associated Press Managing Editors, The Roanoke TimesLegacy of the Flood”

Silver Award, SND Best of Digital Design 2010, Section/Topic Presentation, Powering a Nation

Student Award, SND Best of Digital Design 2010, Use of Multimedia, Living Galapagos

Student Award, SND Best of Digital Design 2010, Use of Multimedia, Powering a Nation

2nd Place, Virginia Press Association Awards 2010, Multimedia Feature Report, The Roanoke TimesLegacy of the Flood”

1st Place, NPPA Monthly Multimedia – Multimedia Project (11/2009) Living Galápagos

2nd Place, NPPA Monthly Multimedia – Multimedia Project (8/2010), Powering a Nation

 

Individual:

Best short video, 2015 Associated Press Sports Editors (75,001-175,000), The Seattle Times, “A Window of Opportunity”

Best in Show, NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2011, Multimedia competition, “Spilling Over”

1st Place, NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2011, Documentary Video, “Spilling Over”

Gold, 65th College Photographer of the Year Awards, Multimedia Project, “Spilling Over”

Award of Excellence, 65th College Photographer of the Year Awards, Multimedia Project, “Splitting Main Street”

1st Place, 2011 Online Journalism Awards, Online Video Journalism – Small Site, “Spilling Over”

2nd Place, Boston Press Photographers Association, 2011 Contest, Video Story, “A Place of Peace”

Best Use of Video, 2012 National Edward R. Murrow Awards, Online News Operation – Local, “The Celtics Super Fans” (part of team composite)

2nd Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards, Region 2 Online News Reporting, “Splitting Main Street”

3rd Place, Virginia Press Association Awards 2010, Multimedia Sports Report, The Roanoke TimesVarsityCast”

Honorable Mention, North Carolina Press Photographers Association, 2010 Photographer of the Year Awards – Multimedia Daily, “This is Timesland: The Majorette”

2nd Place, North Carolina Press Photographers Association, 2009 Photographer of the Year Awards – Multimedia Category, “A Risk Worth Taking”

Featured film, 2010 Carrboro Film Festival, “Spilling Over”

1st Place, NPPA Monthly Multimedia – Individual Video (9/2010), “Spilling Over”

1st Place, NPPA Monthly Multimedia – Individual Video (8/2010), “Splitting Main Street”

3rd Place, NPPA Monthly Multimedia – Individual Audio Slideshow (1/2010), “A Risk Worth Taking”

3rd Place, NPPA Monthly Multimedia – Individual Video (11/2009), “Living Galápagos: Evolving Faith.”

2nd Place, Portrait Photo, NCPPA Monthly Clip Contest (3/2010)

2010 and 2011 37th Frame photo exhibition, portrait and sports pictures selected for inclusion