Bill Gentile


Video Journalism Workshops
Learn to harness the power of visual storytelling. Next Workshop:
October 2 - 5, Washington, DC

Bill Gentile brings 30 years of field experience in visual communication to consult and advise on documentary projects built for success.
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To every new assignment, Bill Gentile brings over three decades of experience on five continents and nearly every facet of journalism to consistently produce work outstanding for its
quality and integrity.
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Peter Holley, graduate of the four-day Backpack Journalism Workshop, reveals one face of the Occupy movement through the eyes of this man.

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Backpack Journalism Workshops

Learn how to harness the power of storytelling with award-winning backpack journalist,
Bill Gentile.
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March 31 Deadline AU-Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellowships

WASHINGTON, DC, 23 March 2015 — There are only eight days left before the deadline, at midnight on Tuesday 31 March, to apply for the AU-Pulitzer Center Overseas Reporting Fellowships. ... Read More

March 29 Panel on Freelancers at Risk

WASHINGTON, DC, 16 March 2015 — Don’t miss the March 29 panel discussion with veteran freelance correspondents, and media managers, discussing how to manage risk when working overseas. This event ... Read More

Return to Nicaragua: Photos to Video (in Spanish)

WASHINGTON, DC, 21 March 2015 — This is an interview with Carlos Fernando Chamorro on his weekly program, “Esta Semana.” It covers my transition from still photojournalist to video journalist. ... Read More

"Afghan Dreams" Screens at Commerce

WASHINGTON, DC, 3 MARCH 2015 — We conducted a screening of our film, “Afghan Dreams,” at the U.S. Department of Commerce. The film documents four Afghan law students, all female, ... Read More

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Workshops

Emmy award winning backpack video journalist Bill Gentile teaches people to produce powerful TV and web productions. Information is power, and we aim to help you harness that power to document and to change the world.

Production

To every new assignment, Bill Gentile brings over three decades of experience on five continents and nearly every facet of journalism to consistently produce work outstanding for its quality and integrity.

Consulting

Gentile helps organizations close the gap between managers and the younger generation of employees, assuring seasoned members of the shop that they have a place in the world of leaner and more agile news and information gathering.

I began my career in the golden days of journalism when the craft still was about information as opposed to entertainment, and when the men and women who practiced the craft believed that information can make a difference.

That belief has often taken me to places inhabited by the poor, the illiterate and the oppressed, places where journalists are so desperately needed. In all of these places, I have found people with the grace, the dignity and the generosity of spirit to allow me to tell their stories, to practice my craft.

The work that you see here exists largely because the people depicted allowed me to work among them. I am deeply grateful for that privilege, and this work is a tribute to them. I hope it has made a difference.

--Bill Gentile, Washington, D.C.

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