Return to Elwha

Click on the image to interact with a demo of the Return to Elwha prototype developed at POV Hackathon 3. (This prototype is best viewed in Chrome.)

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Team: Peggy Bustamante, Jason Jaacks, Erik Reyna.

About the Project: Return to Elwha is a web-based documentary project that follows the largest dam removal in United States history.

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  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Google Maps API
  • jQuery
  • Stamen Design tools
Peggy Bustamante

Peggy Bustamante is an interactive and news apps developer at the news organization Digital First Media. She previously worked at Newsday on Long Island, where her design and development work with the Multimedia departments “A Fighting Chance” project garnered her a 2013 Emmy nomination. Always imagining new forms of visual storytelling, Peggy earned a Masters in IT/Digital Media from Harvard University.

Jason Jaacks (Photo: Sam Ritter)

Jason Jaacks is a nonfiction multimedia storyteller working at the intersection of social issues and the environment. He is currently pursuing a Masters at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.

» Production Company Website
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Erik Reyna (Photo: Lance Booth)

Erik Reyna is visual journalist who has just begun his graduate studies in New Media at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He earned his Bachelors of Journalism in Photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

» Portfolio Website
» Follow @erikreyna on Twitter

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POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.