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“Cauldron of Violence” in Salvador

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 April 2016 — I wrote this story, published this week by Harvard University’s ReVista Magazine, about the visual journalists covering violence in El Salvador today, and how their work differs from that of my generation covering the violence there in the 1980s. Many thanks to everyone who assisted in this effort. Click […]

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How to Conduct Interviews

WASHINGTON, DC, 24 April 2016 — We will work on formal and informal interviews during my Backpack Video Workshop this May 12-16. But here’s a brief discussion of each, conducted during a chat today with Internet marketer Bruce Jones. Click HERE.  

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First Aid at “Freelancers” Event

WASHINGTON, DC, 6 April 2016 — Following our event, “Freelancers at Risk,” American University student and journalist Trey Yingst will give a presentation on first aid in the field. Hands-on activities include an introduction on keeping you and your colleagues safe while reporting domestically and abroad. Trey will review how to bandage lacerations, how to […]

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“Freelancers at Risk” at AU

WASHINGTON, DC, 29 March 2016 — Don’t miss this event on Sunday, April 10, at American University, between 4 pm and 5:30 pm. We are featuring Jason Motlagh, Kara Andrade and Trey Yingst, all of them seasoned journalists. They will discuss problems — and solutions — to freelance reporting in foreign countries as well as […]

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AU-Pulitzer Fellowship Info Session

WASHINGTON, 2 March 2016 — We’re holding an information session today on the AU-Pulitzer Center Student International Reporting Fellowships to be awarded this year. Applications are due before midnight 31 March 2016.  

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“Rebel Reporting” Review

FOLLOWING IS A REVIEW THAT I WROTE RECENTLY FOR THE RECENTLY PUBLISHED, “REBEL REPORTING,” ABOUT JOURNALIST AND ACTIVIST JOHN ROSS. YOU MAY FIND IT INTERESTING: “Rebel Reporting” took me back to the place where I began working my craft: Mexico and Central America, during what I refer to as, “The Golden Days of Journalism,” when […]

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