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COMING: Field Manual 2nd Edition

CHICAGO, 3 June 2016 – I’m delighted to report that I’m working on the 2nd Edition of my Essential Video Journalism Field Manual. This image of the front and back covers is a work in progress. I shot the photo on this edition’s front cover in 2015 while on assignment in the Ecuadoran Amazon for American […]

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What Camera Should I Use?

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 April 2016 — Internet marketer Bruce Jones and I conducted a recent session on which camera to use for different assignments. To watch it, click HERE.  

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“Cauldron of Violence” in Salvador

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 April 2016 — I wrote this story, published this week by Harvard University’s ReVista Magazine, about the visual journalists covering violence in El Salvador today, and how their work differs from that of my generation covering the violence there in the 1980s. Many thanks to everyone who assisted in this effort. Click […]

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“Freelancers at Risk” at AU

WASHINGTON, DC, 29 March 2016 — Don’t miss this event on Sunday, April 10, at American University, between 4 pm and 5:30 pm. We are featuring Jason Motlagh, Kara Andrade and Trey Yingst, all of them seasoned journalists. They will discuss problems — and solutions — to freelance reporting in foreign countries as well as […]

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AU-Pulitzer Center Fellowship Applications Due March 31

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 March 2016 — Applications for the AU-Pulitzer Center International Reporting Fellowships are due no later than midnight this Thursday 31 March. I’m encouraging all AU students to take advantage of this opportunity. Not only are the fellowships worth US$2,500.00 each, but with them go mentoring and distribution assistance from the university as […]

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“Vanishing Groundwater” at AU

WASHINGTON, DC, 21 March 2016 — American University’s School of Communication and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting are co-sponsoring this event on Wednesday 23 March on the disappearing groundwater upon which so much of humanity depends. Join us for this special event, which is free, open to the public and includes a reception just […]

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