Joe Weiss was a judge in the 2018 v15 Photography Competition Contest

WPJA Judge since 2006 -

Joe Weiss has worked as a photojournalist, multimedia reporter, designer, programmer, producer and editor in print and online media since 1996. He is currently an independent interactive producer and the developer of Soundslides, a multimedia authoring application for journalists. Previously he was an interactive producer at The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Director of Photography at The Herald-Sun in Durham, North Carolina, and worked for MSNBC.com as a multimedia producer in Redmond, Washington.

His multimedia reports have garnered national and international recognition including the Online Journalism Award for Creative Use of the Medium from the Online News Association and two Digital Edge awards from the NAA. His work has also received a Gold medal in the Society for News Design's Interactive Design competition. in 1996, he was named North Carolina Photographer of the Year.

For his development of Soundslides, he was awarded the 2007 J. Winton Lemen Award from the National Press Photographers Association.

He has judged several awards including Pictures of the Year International, Society for News Design's Interactive Design Awards, College Photographer of the Year, and the Online News Association's Online Journalism Awards. Weiss frequently speaks at seminars and workshops concerning the integration of photojournalism, audio reportage and multimedia technology, and has taught photojournalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.