Training the Trainers in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, 8 December 2015 — Participants of my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop watch one of the films I presented on this, the first day of a four-day event in the Nicaraguan capital. I titled this workshop, “Training the Trainers,” and designed it to instruct the current generation of journalists to practice the visual storytelling […]

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The End of the Beginning

ACCRA, Ghana, 27 November 2015 — Our Backpack Video Journalism Workshop marked the end of the beginning of a new style of development reporting in Ghana. This is a group shot on the final day of the event. This is our Ghana Team, minus SAA, who is behind her camera making this photo! To your […]

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Ghana Workshop Farewell Lunch

ACCRA, Ghana, 28 November 20105 — At lunch at SAA’s house (she’s on the far left) celebrating the end of our Backpack Video Journalism Workshop. Great curry, SAA! SAA is one of 13 journalists who participated in the event. The five-day workshop was hosted by the African Centre for Development Reporting (ACEDEV) and funded by […]

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Marketing Video at Ghana Event

ACCRA, Ghana, 26 November 2015 — On the fourth day of our five-day Backpack Video Workshop, we Skyped with Internet marketer Bruce Jones from Boston, Massachusetts. For years, Bruce has been advising entrepreneurs how to build an online presence to connect with and expand communities, how to make an impact — and how to make […]

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“Forest Weeps” to Ghana Event

ACCRA, Ghana, 25 November 2015 — On this, the third day of our five-day Backpack Video Journalism Workshop, I shared my latest video report from the Ecuadorian Amazon. “When the Forest Weeps” examines how Ecuador’s Kichwa Indians struggle as their deep spiritual relationship with the Amazonian rain forest diminishes in a clash with the forces […]

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Backpack Video to Ghana Market

ACCRA, Ghana, 25 November 2015 — I spent part of the day at a market in Accra, with participants in my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop. In the red and green dress, Della Russel ClassPee shoots video on one of the busy pathways that crisscross this hot and bustling market. Another participant, Senyuiedzorm Awusi Adadevoh, shoots […]

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