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FREE at Backpack Workshop!

WASHINGTON, DC, 5 November 2016 — Get a FREE copy of my Essential Video Journalism Field Manual, Second Edition! Join us on December 8-11, 2016, for a Backpack Video Journalism Field Manual in Washington, DC. For details, click HERE. My Field Manual covers the full range of skills required for effective visual storytelling—from idea development […]

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Don’t Be Left Out. Learn the Visual Storytelling Language.

WASHINGTON, DC, 3 November 2016 — Registration now is open for my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC, on December 8-11. If you don’t already know how to speak the visual storytelling language, or even if you do but want to expand your skills, this workshop may be right for you. Amateur and more […]

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Register Now for December Backpack Video Workshop

WASHINGTON, DC, 2 November 2016 — Registration is open for my Backpack Video Workshop in Washington, DC, on Thursday 8 December through Sunday 11 December 2016. Click HERE for more information and steps to register. In a four-day intensive workshop you learn the full range of skills required for effective visual storytelling—from story idea development […]

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Climate Change at AU

WASHINGTON, DC, 16 October 2016 — Science writer Eli Kintisch conducts a presentation on how the thawing Arctic may be impacting global weather patterns and climate change. Sunday’s event on climate change was the first of two this academic year, co-sponsored by American University’s (AU) School of Communication (SOC) and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis […]

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Catholics, Coffee and Colombia

VILLA LOYOLA, Chachagui, Colombia, 1 July 2016 — On our last working day in Colombia, Camila DeChalus interviews Jesuit priest Father Joe at the coffee plantation known as Villa Loyola. Fr. Joe is renowned for his work with the poor in this coffee-producing region of Colombia. We came to call Villa Loyola “the laboratory” of […]

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Colombia Context: Civil War

PASTO, Colombia, 30 June 2016 — My student and I made a brief trip to “Hogar de Paso,” or “Place of Passing,” today. It’s a half-way house on the outskirts of Pasto, funded by the city mayor’s office and operated by the “Pastoral Social,” a branch of the local Catholic church. The facility currently houses […]

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