Joe Weiss the developer of Soundslides, a multimedia authoring application for journalists, and frequent CPOY judge returns this year as the moderator of the multimedia division judging. Joe has worked as a photojournalist, multimedia reporter, designer, programmer, producer and editor in print and online media since 1996. Currently an independent interactive producer, he was formerly interactive producer at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., the Director of Photography at The Herald-Sun in Durham, N.C., and a multimedia producer for MSNBC.com. His multimedia reports have garnered national and international recognition including an Online Journalism Award from the Online News Association, multiple POYi and BOP multimedia awards, and two Digital Edge awards from the NAA. For his development of Soundslides, he was awarded the J. Winton Lemen Award from the NPPA. Weiss frequently speaks at seminars and workshops about the integration of photojournalism, audio reportage and multimedia technology.