Tom Burton

Tom_Burton_mugTom Burton is an independent photojournalist and filmmaker and is the director of TWBurton Media. He is the former Director of Photography/Video at the Orlando Sentinel where he worked for more than 30 years. He directed award-winning coverage of the end of the space shuttle program and was the coordinator for courtroom pool photography from the trials of Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman. He also edited coverage at multiple sporting events included Super Bowls, BCS Football Championships, NCAA Final Four, NBA Finals and numerous NASCAR races.

Burton was also one of the first newspaper photographers to introduce video into daily coverage. He was a student at the inaugural Playtpus Workshop in 1999 and since then, he has trained journalists in multimedia journalism. As a photojournalist, he is veteran of a wide range of assignments including political campaigns, natural disasters, Sunday magazine projects, sports and conflict zones. He also was the writer and photographer for A&E Gallery, a weekly column that ran for more than three years covering artists and entertainers. His international work includes assignments in Haiti, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Venezuela, Croatia and Armenia.