Backpack Journalism™ Workshop at NBC

WASHINGTON, 12 January 2009 — American University (AU) Distinguished Journalist in Residence Nick Clooney (l) and NBC anchor Brian Williams banter during a presentation at the Newseum. Also during the event, AU School of Communication (SOC) Dean Larry Kirkman announced a multifaceted partnership between the SOC and NBC News, including a Backpack Journalism™ Workshop at […]

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Sean Gallagher at American University

WASHINGTON, 29 October 2009 — British photojournalist Sean Gallagher addressed both my Foreign Correspondence class and my Photojournalism class at American University. Gallagher showed examples of his work in China on the process of desertification. Gallagher is sponsored by the Pulitzer Center. During his presentation to my students, Gallagher pointed out the necessity of being […]

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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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