About Brad Weisenstein
WEISENSTEIN, BRAD is the multimedia editor at the Belleville News-Democrat, a 60,000-circulation newspaper, and bnd.com, its Web site with 700,000-plus monthly unique visitors, both covering the Illinois side of the St. Louis metropolitan area. His responsibilities include supervising four photojournalists/videographers and three spot-news team mojos in various phases of “mo.” He handles special projects, such as producing for more than a year a weekly feature called “Our War” that shared experiences of World War II veterans through text, stills and video. The series gained a new life as "Our War: Korea" and is being published twice weekly. He also developed a series called "Life on Main" that profiles the people who live, work or play on one of America's longest Main Streets and a weekly photo package and graphic on personal fitness called "Fits You Well." He worked for the News-Democrat as a features writer for a year after college. He spent two years editing a journal for optometrists, which necessitated a season living in Alaska to work the gross eyeball images from his brain. He returned to the News-Democrat and has been there more than 20 years as a city desk reporter and editor. His experiences helping at the Sun Herald in southern Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina led him to gravitate towards the mojo-text-visual world. He lives with his wife and high school sophomore cheerleader-dancer daughter, with occasional visits from his college-aged drama daughter, as well as a horse, two Labrador retrievers and a black cat. He is an avid reader, loves bicycling, sport motorcycles, hiking, tinkering, music, Kurosawa and coaching Odyssey of the Mind.
- Occupation: Newspaper, online editor
- Organization: Belleville News-Democrat
- Location: Belleville, IL 62223 USA
- Website: http://www.bnd.com/
- Facebook: Brad Weisenstein
- Was accepted for Jul 06-11 2008 Multimedia Training.
Digital media stories published elsewhere by Brad Weisenstein:
- Life on Main: Stories from Main Street in Belleville, Ill. 
Like National Geographic's ZIP code profiles, or the New York Times' One in 8 Million, we decided to use a piece of geography as a starting point to tell photo stories. Main Street is the iconic view of Middle America, and Belleville's got one of the longest at 9.2 miles. We use Soundslides to produce these pieces, which grow in value as we add episodes and people can browse through profiles that catch their attention.
Content on this site written by Brad Weisenstein (includes contributory writing):
- Ailey Camp
- Eighty-five kids from the Bay Area's toughest neighborhoods spend six weeks learning to dance and to understand themselves at AileyCamp, sponsored by Cal Performances.