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Catholics, Climate, Coffee

LA FLORIDA, Colombia, 27 June 2016 — Coffee is everywhere in the community of La Florida, about an hour drive from Pasto. This is the peak of the coffee harvest in this part of the country. You can see coffee drying on main streets of towns and villages, on the front and back yards of […]

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Religion, Climate, Colombia Church

PASTO, Colombia, 26 June 2016 — This city prides itself in its deep religiosity, calling Pasto the most Catholic city in the province of Nariño — if not in all of Colombia. And the church here seems to wield significant influence on daily life. I’m on assignment for American University’s Center for Latin American and […]

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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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