October 2014 Workshop One of the Best

WASHINGTON, DC, 5 October 2014 — The October 2-5 Video Workshop was one of the best we’ve ever conducted. We had a small but select group of participants assisted by workshop veterans Bruce Jones, Nick Ray and Esther Gentile. We all are deeply privileged to continue holding these events, and to share our craft with […]

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“Through Their Eyes” Screens at Catholic University

WASHINGTON, DC, 29 September 2014 — Students, faculty and administrators at Catholic University in our nation’s capital screened our documentary, “Through Their Eyes,” about six AU Abroad students in Cuba during Fall Semester 2011. We were invited to show the film to students interested in studying abroad. After the screening, I made the point about […]

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Old Friends and New in El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, 19 September 2014 — The last night of my five-day journey to El Salvador certainly was the most gratifying. Not only did I have the opportunity to meet old friends and colleagues that I haven’t seen since last working there in 1990, but I had the extraordinary honor of meeting and […]

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Warm Welcome at Diario de Hoy

  SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, 19 September 2014 — Despite a breaking story about the impending arrest of a former president on charges of corruption, a large contingency of reporters, photojournalists, editors and managers of the daily newspaper, Diario de Hoy, attended my presentation. It was a measure of Salvadoran hospitality that they put aside […]

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The Price Paid to Practice Our Craft

SANTA ANA, El Salvador, 18 September 2014 — I met with a room full of students at the Catholic University of El Salvador (UNICAES) in the western city of Santa Ana and showed them a rather graphic film of journalists covering violence during the Civil War of the 1980s. I believe it is important that […]

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The Role of Journalism in Salvadoran Society

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, 18 September 2014 — I visited this morning with staff of the Salvadoran daily newspaper, La Prensa Grafica, one of the largest and most influential outlets in this Central American country. Invited by the US Embassy in San Salvador, I spoke with the staff members about the role of journalism in […]

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