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In this episode of ISO 400, we hear from Marcus Yam, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist who’s worked for the NY Times, Seattle Times, and the LA Times. He was a part of the team at that covered the devastating Oso landslide for the Seattle Times, which earned the publication a Pulitzer Prize. As an intern for the NY Times, he told the story of Sergeant First Class Eich who had to leave his two young boys behind to go to war. The story became a multimedia package called “The Home Front,” which earned Yam several awards.
In this episode, he talks about freelance life, what it was like to leave aerospace engineering, the benefits of working for a publication full-time, and more.
As always, our music is provided by Yuki Futami, a NY-based jazz musician.