Shout Out on Kobre Channel

WASHINGTON, 21 May 2010 — The June 24-27 Backpack Journalism Workshop in San Francisco got a nice shout out by Ken Kobre on his visual journalism blog. Ken is a well-known figure in the world of photojournalism and visual communication. His book, “Photojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach,” which I’ll be using this fall at American University, […]

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Video on Mexico City Backpack Journalism Workshops

WASHINGTON, 18 May 2010 — I just got word that a video done by one of the students in my Backpack Journalism Workshops in Mexico City (We called them Talleres de Periodismo de Mochila) has been posted on YouTube. You can see it here.

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Launching the Mexican Foundation for Investigative Journalism

MEXICO CITY, 4 MAY 2010 — I appeared with Epigmenio Ibarra (far right) to launch the Mexican Foundation for Investigative Journalism in Mexico City. Veterans of conflicts in Central American during the 1980s, Ibarra and I participated in a panel discussion about conflict coverage. The event was led by Ana Arana (second from right), founder […]

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“Personal Hunger and Felt Need”

By Bill Gentile MEXICO CITY, 2 May 2010 — A friend of mine, a participant in one of my recent Backpack Journalism Workshops, wrote to thank me for the experience and to probe for ideas on how to keep up not only with the craft — but with something more. Here’s part of what he […]

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Backpack Journalism Workshops in Mexico City: Group 1

MEXICO CITY, 1 May 2010 — Here’s the first graduating class of our Backpack Journalism Workshops in Mexico City. This group included working journalists, mid-career professionals in other fields and students. What a great group of highly talented, motivated people. It was such a pleasure to work with them. This was the first of two, […]

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Day 2: Backpack Journalism Workshops in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY, 29 April 2010 — More from Day 2: Participants work on video projects. (Photo by Bill Gentile.)

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