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DOCUMENTARY Suicide: surviving crisis

1 hour 27 min. full-length film
Hear the stories of survivors of suicide in their own words in Molly Corfman’s documentary.

Heroin: Face of addiction - 22 video series

Photojournalist Molly Corfman investigates the heroin epidemic in Sandusky County in an award-winning series of in-depth videos. Hear recovering addicts, families, and law enforcement tell their stories.

World War II: In their own words

World War II veterans living in Sandusky and Ottawa counties tell their war stories, in their own words.

Child fights brain cancer

Diontae “Tae” Smith of Port Clinton had just turned four when he was diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma, a form of aggressive brain cancer with a low survival rate, generally considered incurable. Follow him in the fight of his life in photojournalist Molly Corfman’s award-winning videography series.

Sheriff convicted on felony drug charges

Follow the story of Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer as he faces 43 charges, including 38 felonies, mostly drug related.


Molly Corfman is a photojournalist/videographer with Fremont’s The News-Messenger and Port Clinton’s News Herald. She has photographed for Denver Post, Orange County Register, The (Toledo) Blade, and (Wood County, Ohio) Sentinel-Tribune.

Sports action

Football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track, volleyball, tennis and more.


Watch news videos created for The News-Messenger and News Herald by Molly Corfman.

Winner of 8 Ohio Associated Press Media Editor awards including best graphics artist

March 30, 2018 – Photojournalist/videographer Molly Corfman has won eight Associated Press Media Editor awards for her work in The News-Messenger in Fremont and News Herald in Port Clinton, including third place for best graphics artist.

Visual illustrations and marketing material for her videography projects on suicide, heroin and WWII veterans earned her best graphic design awards. The judges comments for best graphics artist said, “The use of the “men and women shapes” gave a great visual impact on the increasing negative effects of drug overdoses. Helped send a powerful message instead of just using numbers.”

Corfman won first place for best video for her length film “Suicide: surviving crisis.” Judges comments said, “I was very impressed by the quality of this video. The interviews were informative and in-depth. The variety of sources provided a unique perspective on this issue. The production quality was very good. Clearly a lot of time and effort went into making this video.”

She won second place for best video for her 11-video series “Heroin’s unrelenting grip.” Judges comments said, “This video series works very well as a companion to the series of stories on the heroin crisis. I enjoyed that each video told a different story or provided distinctive information to the viewer.”

Corfman won first place for best sports photograph with a wrestling team’s reaction to pulling ahead in their first lead of the night. Judges comments said, “A combination of great composition, photographer positioning and timing made this image stand out from the pack as it simultaneously captured the action on the mat and the team’s reaction in a big moment.”

View Molly Corfman’s full list of awards

Winner of Society of Professional Journalists: Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest best videographer and best of show

June 25, 2018 – Photojournalist/videographer Molly Corfman has won best videographer and best of show the Society of Professional Journalists: Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest for circulation size below 75,000.

Judges comments said, “Really good subject matter on all of your videos. Great access with your subjects!”

View Molly Corfman’s full list of awards

Full-length documentary films

Molly Corfman is a photojournalist/videographer with The News-Messenger in Fremont, Ohio, and its sister paper the News Herald in Port Clinton. She has previously photographed for the daily Sentinel-Tribune, covering Wood County, Ohio, as well as interned as a photojournalist for the Denver Post, Orange County Register, The (Toledo) Blade, and strung for the Associated Press. Molly is a member of the National Press Photographer’s Association and the Ohio News Photographer’s Association. Molly lives her life through her viewfinder.

She asks “Why?” after each new answer, learning as much as she can, while visually communicating it all. She photographs for her own curiosity, assuming no expectations, and watches the story reveal itself. She enjoys visually taking people where they cannot go themselves, preserving fleeting moments, frame by frame, that we will one day call history. Molly hopes that through her photographs future generations will be able to share the joy and sorrow of the world happening around us right now.

Molly’s photography has been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and London Observer among numerous other print publications. Online her photographs have appeared on,,, and other online publications. She has been awarded by The National Press Photographer’s Association, Ohio News Photographer’s Association, Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press Managing Editors, Hearst Journalism Awards Program, USA Today Network Journalism awards, Media Network of Central Ohio and Ohio Public Images.

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