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Joe Mahoney was a staff photographer and then Assistant Director of Multimedia for the Rocky Mountain News from 1999 until the paper closed in 2009. He also teaches photojournalism and social documentary courses as an adjunct faculty member at Metropolitan State University in Denver and has been a frequent coach at the National Press Photographers Association’s “Multimedia Immersion” and the “NewsVideo” workshops.
He was part of photo teams that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography in 2000 and 2003 covering the Columbine school shootings and wildfires in Colorado. Mahoney won an Emmy in 2010 in the Topical Documentary category for his work as associate producer on “Final Edition.”

During his time with the News, Mahoney covered a wide range of stories from the Columbia space shuttle crash, presidential campaigns and both national political conventions of 2008, Stanley Cup championships, World Series as well as many local issues. Before joining the News, Mahoney spent nine years with The Associated Press.