An Early Start

WASHINGTON, 15 August 2010 — Gail Massari gets an early start on the last day of the Backpack Journalism Workshop With Bill Gentile by coming in before other participants at the four-day event. She is silhouetted against the early morning light coming from the yard behind the Gentile residence. Members of the current class are […]

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“Personal Hunger and Felt Need”

By Bill Gentile MEXICO CITY, 2 May 2010 — A friend of mine, a participant in one of my recent Backpack Journalism Workshops, wrote to thank me for the experience and to probe for ideas on how to keep up not only with the craft — but with something more. Here’s part of what he […]

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Day 2: Backpack Journalism Workshops in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY, 29 April 2010 — Participants in the first Backpack Journalism Workshop in Mexico City work on the videos they shot for the three-day course. Here, the workshops are called, “Taller de Periodismo de Mochila.” It’s the first of two workshops I’m conducting in the Mexican capital. The workshops are sponsored by the U.S. […]

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Announcing the Bill Gentile Backpack Journalism System

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, 11 April 2010 — The Bill Gentile Backpack Journalism System was unveiled this weekend at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas. The Backpack Journalism System is the result of a collaboration between Bill Gentile and Communications Engineering, Inc., (CEI), which for the past 24 years has built a […]

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