Last year, FRONTLINE/World launched a new web series called flashPOINT: a gallery of some of the world’s best photojournalism in slideshow format, narrated by the photojournalists themselves. This week, flashPOINT launched a beautiful new website showcasing all seven of the features produced so far.

The series curator, Mimi Chakarova, teaches photography at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. FlashPOINT debuted with Chakarova’s own audio slideshow about Eastern European women forced into the sex trade: “MOLDOVA: The Price of Sex.” Other flashPOINT features about genocide in Darfur, Muslim minorities in Southeast Asia, and life in war-torn Kashmir followed.

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Carrie Ching is an award-winning, independent multimedia journalist and producer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For six years, she led digital storytelling projects at the Center for Investigative Reporting as senior multimedia producer. Her multimedia reports have been featured by, The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, Grist,, Fast Company, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, KQED, PBS NewsHour,, Mother Jones, Public Radio International, Poynter, Columbia Journalism Review and many other publications. Her specialty is crafting digital narratives and exploring ways to use video, audio, photography, animation and interactive graphics to push the boundaries of storytelling on the Web, tablets and mobile. Her work has been honored with awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Best of the West, the Online News Association, Scripps Howard, The Gracies, and was part of the entry in a Pulitzer-finalist project. Prior to her time at CIR she was a magazine and book editor, video journalist, newspaper reporter and TV comedy scriptwriter. She was on the 2010 Eddie Adams Workshop faculty as a multimedia producer working with MediaStorm to teach digital storytelling techniques to photojournalists. She completed a master’s degree in journalism at UC Berkeley in 2005.