His innovative work and vision began at Ohio University when he was a Visiting Professor in the School of Visual Communication. There he founded the School’s first annual digital initiative, Soul of Athens. The project won awards from POYi and NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism and went on to be the School’s annual online publication.
In 2007, Wise signed on to be the Senior Multimedia Producer for the Las Vegas Sun. He helped with the launch of its new website and created the site’s first multimedia pieces. His other work at the Sun was recognized by the National Headliner Awards, Online News Association, Webby Awards, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, and more notably, the Pulitzer Prize, where his video and interactive regarding the Construction Deaths on the Strip, contributed to The Sun’s first win. In 2008, Wise joined The New York Times’ Multimedia team. His work there has garnered a Peabody, several Emmy nominations, an Emmy award, and numerous other industry honors.
A native of Athens, Ohio, Wise received his Masters Degree in Photojournalism from Ohio University in 2006. Every year, he travels nationally and internationally for speaking engagements, workshops, and competitions on the subject of multimedia and interactive storytelling.