"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
-- Marcel Proust
Dallas Kinney’s proven communication skills include writing, editing, design, photojournalism, television and film production.
Those skills have been utilized by many of the nation’s prominent newspapers and magazines, by major profit and non-profit corporations and by national television networks.
As a journalist, Kinney served as a writer, photojournalist, director of graphic arts and editor for newspapers including the Washington Evening Journal, Washington, Iowa., Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa., Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, Fla.; Miami Herald, Miami, Fla. and the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pa.
As a photojournalist, Kinney was the recipient of the following awards:
• Pulitzer Prize, Photojournalism
• Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Journalism Award
• World Press Association/Photojournalism
• National Press Photographers Association — Pictures of the Year
• Florida News Photographer of the Year
• Iowa News Photographer of the Year
Kinney has been a featured speaker on photojournalism at the following:
• National Geographic/University of Missouri Visual Workshop
• Medil School of Journalism
• Miami Communications Conference
• World Press Institute
Kinney’s photojournalism has been featured in exhibits at:
• National Geographic Society (Martin Luther King assassination);
• Pulitzer Prize Photos exhibits in Japan and Korea (current);
• Traveling Exhibit of Pulitzer Prize Photos to U.S. Universities and Colleges (current); and the
• Photojournalism Collection at Freedom Forum’s Newseum in Washington, D.C. (permanent).
Kinney preceded his photojournalism career as a student of renowned nature photographer Ansel Adams in Carmel-by-the-Seal, Calif. He confirms his abiding love for and ongoing desire to create “Adams-like” photographs.
As Director of Graphic Arts, Kinney was an integral part of the redesign of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
As Features Editor for the Palm Beach Post, he was responsible for the daily concept, design and editorial content of the award winning Poster “magazine” sections of that influential Florida newspaper.
Kinney also developed, edited and produced NewsService2000 and the International Development Digest. Both were products of William Carey International University, in Pasadena, Calif.
Video, Film & Television
For film and television, Kinney has traveled to Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, Honduras, Grenada and Guatemala for research, scripting, visual support and production of documentaries and docu-dramas for television and corporate communication.
He conceived, wrote and produced four major marketing and corporate image video productions for the annual, Washington D.C.-based Federal Computer Conference, Federal Office Automation Conference and the National Conference of Petroleum Independents, all products of Information Development Corporation of Boston, Mass.
Kinney and his wife Martha also scripted “Curriculum for the Future,” a video presentation by the Department of Education of the State of California.
In addition, Kinney wrote two children’s international school shows for McDonald’s, Miles of Smiles and The Big Red Shoe Review based upon the Ronald McDonald clown character.
Speaker & Lecturer
With his wife Martha, Kinney co-authored and presented eight day-long communication and marketing workshops for the international fine art industry in Miami Beach, Los Angeles, New York City and Atlanta.
Kinney has also been a speaker and lecturer on communications for the World Press Association, Billy Graham’s “Congreso Internacional Para La Evangelizacion Del Mundo Latino,” University of Missouri School of Journalism /Eastman Kodak Communications Conference, The Miami Communications Conference and the Medill School of Journalism.
As a corporate communications consultant, Kinney has created and produced successful communication/marketing programs for:
EIS de Mexico, McDonald’s, Foster Parents Plan, Life of Virginia, Kobe Steel of Japan, Federal Computer Conference, Wheat First Securities, DuPont, Federal Office Automation Conference, National Conference of Petroleum Independents, Federal Computer Conference, U.S. Center for World Mission, William Carey University, VERBO-Guatemala, New Life League International, Liga Vida Nueva-Guatemala, Equipment Maintenance Services, Dowding & Mills of London, Latin American Indian Ministries and the New Life Children’s Home of Guatemala.