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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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Backpack Journalism Workshop in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY, 29 April 2010 — We’re in the second day of my Backpack Journalism Workshop in Mexico City. Here it’s called, “Taller de Periodismo de Mochila.” It’s the first of two workshops I’m conducting in the Mexican capital. The workshops are sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the Fundacion Mexicana de Periodismo de […]

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Now Accepting Registrations for Backpack Journalism Workshops in New Orleans, Boston, San Francisco

WASHINGTON, 18 April 2010 — We’re beginning to get registrations for our three Backpack Journalism Workshops. Take a look here.

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American University Launches The Backpack Journalism Project

WASHINGTON, 1 April 2010 — American University’s School of Communication today launches The Backpack Journalism Project, a major endeavor to define, to teach and to promote the methodology of a single, properly trained professional using a hand-held digital camera to achieve a more immediate, more intimate visual communication than possible with a large camera and […]

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Backpack: The New Photojournalism

WASHINGTON, 30 March 2010 — An article in today’s New York Times says what we’ve known and have been preaching for some time now: the craft of photojournalism is contracting and it is much more difficult to make a living than it was just a few years ago. This is partly due to the fact […]

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