Backpack Journalism Workshop 9-12 December at Maryland Public TV

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 October 2010 — Maryland Public Television (MPT) will host a Backpack Journalism Workshop With Bill Gentile on Thursday 9 December through Sunday 12 December. You can see the MPT ad on YouTube, or visit the MPT web site for more information.

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Backpack Journalism Workshop Winner #2

WASHINGTON, DC, 27 OCTOBER 2010 — The video voted Number 2 most popular of the recent Backpack Journalism Workshop is “Walls,” by Skye Wheeler. You can watch “Walls” here on my Vimeo channel, “Backpack Journalist.” You can also watch it here on my YouTube channel.

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Backpack Journalism or Video Journalism: What’s the Difference?

WASHINGTON, DC, 21 October 2010 — Following is part of a brief discussion I had this week on Facebook with Brandon Tompkins, a friend who asked me about the difference between Backpack Journalism and Video Journalism. Tompkins lives in Dallas, Texas, and is a student at Tarrant County College, majoring in Radio/TV Broadcasting. See […]

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October 2010 Backpack Journalism Workshop: It’s Over

WASHINGTON, DC, 19 October 2010 — Am finally getting around to posting the closing group shot of our four-day Backpack Journalism Workshop, which ended late Sunday evening. From left to right (standing) are Skye Wheeler, Simon Nicholson, Teaching Assistant Esther Gentile, Rebecca Byerly, Teaching Assistant Ted Roach, Theresa Bucci, and Teaching Assistant Kelly Donnellan. Kneeling […]

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Day 4: Backpack Journalism Workshop Nears End

WASHINGTON, DC, 17 October 2010 — Participants at the four-day Backpack Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC, work to finish their mini documentaries as the evening deadline approaches. (Photos by Bill Gentile) Below, assistant Kelly Donnellan works with American University professor Simon Nicholson on his project. Below, Theresa Bucci (left) and Rebecca Byerly work on their […]

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Backpack Journalist Hits the Street

WASHINGTON, DC, 15 October 2010 — Rebecca Byerly, a participant in the latest Backpack Journalism Workshop, interviews her subject for a mini documentary on a busy street in the nation’s capital. She’s practicing what I refer to a “participatory observation.” That means the art of engaging subjects in a manner that allows them to tell […]

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