LAS VEGAS, Nevada, 11 April 2010 — Bill Gentile delivers an address on backpack journalism to a crowded auditorium at the HardRock Hotel during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas.
Gentile was sponsored by Sony Corporation to address the annual gathering, the largest and arguably the most important in the world. In addition to the burgeoning field of backpack journalism, Gentile discussed proper training for aspirants to the field, the storytelling process and his own Backpack Journalism Workshops.
He also talked about the new Bill Gentile Backpack Journalism System, which is being unveiled during the week-long convention in Las Vegas. The Backpack Journalism System is the result of Gentile’s collaboration with Communications Engineering, Inc., (CEI), which for the past 24 years has built a reputation for delivering world-class systems design, integration and service. Assembled with components from leading manufacturers including Sony, Apple, G-Technology and Manfrotto, the system is a versatile, cost-effective solution designed to meet the demands of today’s remote location journalism. (Photo Rick Watkins, CEI).