Backpack Journalism™ for Russian Visitors

WASHINGTON, 15 January 2010 — I conducted a one-day Backpack Journalism™ Workshop for Russian journalists visiting the United States on a multi-city tour funded by the U.S. State Department.

For their shooting exercise, I had them visit a shoe repair shop run by its Dominican-Puerto Rican-American owner, and a barber shop run by its Italian-American owner. Both businesses are located near Dupont Circle, one of the cultural cores of the city.

Above, one of the visitors shoots video of me inside the conference room where we held the event as two interpreters look on. (Photo by Esther M. Gentile.)