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Essential Manual 2nd Edition

PASTO, Colombia, 20 June 2013 — I’m delighted to announce that my Essential Video Journalism Field Manual, 2nd Edition, is now up on, and available at, Amazon.com. This edition includes information on how to use your cell phone to make powerful films, as well as an entirely new section by J. J Bruce Jones on […]

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Freelancers Save Lives at AU

WASHINGTON, DC, 10 April 2016 — A full house attended our “Freelancers at Risk” event in the Media Innovation Lab (MIL) at American University’s (AU) School of Communication (SOC). This was the second event co-sponsored this semester by AU and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Panelists included Jason Motlagh, Trey Yingst and Kara Andrade. […]

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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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Backpack Journalism at Bogota Event

BOGOTA, Colombia, 12 March 2016 — I delivered a 40-minute address on using cell phones to make documentaries, in an auditorium full of journalists at the IX Encuentro of Investigative Journalism in Bogota, Colombia, See http://www.epicdr.org. Terrific event, and am honored to be here. I’m conducting a three-hour workshop this afternoon. (Photo by Janine Warner) […]

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“Rebel Reporting” Review

FOLLOWING IS A REVIEW THAT I WROTE RECENTLY FOR THE RECENTLY PUBLISHED, “REBEL REPORTING,” ABOUT JOURNALIST AND ACTIVIST JOHN ROSS. YOU MAY FIND IT INTERESTING: “Rebel Reporting” took me back to the place where I began working my craft: Mexico and Central America, during what I refer to as, “The Golden Days of Journalism,” when […]

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Backpack Video Workshop, Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana, 23 November 2015 — Sara Stealy, Press Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Ghana, addresses participants, hosts and special guests at the opening session of my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in the Ghanaian capital. Nicholas Derry, Director at the Ministry of Communications, delivers the opening address. Participants begin the first session. The five-day […]

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