Backpack Journalism in Taiwan

American University graduate student David Coffey, above, focuses on covering Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan. The Taiwan military used helicopters to rescue civilians trapped by the typhoon that swept through parts of Taiwan in August. David is the first-ever recipient of the American University-Associated Press Foreign Internship Award. For the internship, David is based in Bangkok, Thailand. AP photo by Wally Santana.

David is covering breaking news and shooting features for the Associated Press, as well as working on independent projects in the tradition of “backpack journalism.”