Backpack Journalism Focuses on Cuban “Cigar Reader”

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 January 2012 — Here are a few preview shots of a story that we’ve been working on about a Cuban “Cigar Reader” at the La Corona cigar factory in Havana. The cigar readers are the men and women who read out loud to cigar rollers in factories across the island. “The Cigar Reader” is just one of a number of stories that Esther and I produced during our four-month stay in Cuba, from where we returned in December. We’ll advise as the stories are published, so stay tuned.

(Photos by Bill Gentile)