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CRS Visits Villa Loyola Coffee Farm

VILLA LOYOLA, Colombia, 21 June 2016 — We went today to Villa Loyola, a farm about 40 minutes from Pasto. It’s run by Jesuits who have a major presence in this very Catholic region. By “We,” I mean representatives in Pasto of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and CRS employees from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and […]

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Backpack Video, Religion, Climate

PASTO, Colombia, 19 June 2016 — This is the setup I put together for the current assignment in Colombia, on “religion and climate change.” It’s the same iPhone 6+ that I used last year in the Ecuadoran Amazon to shoot, “When the Forest Weeps.” But this time I purchased inexpensive mounts, and a very inexpensive […]

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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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