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, […]

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AU Student Accepts Award for Backpack Journalism

David Coffey (left) accepts the American University-Associated Press Foreign Internship Award from School of Communication Professor Bill Gentile. Coffey, who is finishing a graduate degree in Journalism at AU, is leaving this week for a three-month internship with the AP in Bangkok, Thailand. AP, the world’s oldest and largest news-gathering organization, has a robust domestic […]

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Heading Home

Esther and I are spending our last night in Ecuador and, here again, is the view from our hotel. A fitting image, I think, with which to end our journey. Once I get home to DC and catch my breath, I’ll have a couple of new posts to wrap it all up.

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Galapagos: It’s Over

ISABELA, Galapagos Islands — Our group of American University students, faculty and guides, pose for a group shot on the pier of Isabela island on the Galapagos, the last stop before heading to Quito and home. It was a great, unforgettable trip. Photo by Esther Gentile.

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The Next Island

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS — American University students race with their colleagues in the boat rising high on a wave in the not-so-distant background from Santa Cruz to Isabela on Thursday 21 May 2009.

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Midnight Candle

American University School of Communication (SOC) Professor Bill Gentile (that’s me with the black shirt) and School of International Service (SIS) Professor Simon Nicholson (far right) review material generated by students Lauren Demko and Jon Malis at a park on the main street of San Cristobal at nearly midnight. Photo by Esther Gentile.

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