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Marketing Expert at Backpack Video Workshop

WASHINGTON, DC, 17 April 2016 —This is Bruce Jones. He is an Internet marketing expert, author of numerous books, long-time friend and colleague — and regular instructor at my Backpack Video Journalism Workshops. Whether in-person or via Skype, Bruce has advised hundreds of my workshop participants on how to market their work on the Internet. […]

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Backpack “en Español” at AU

WASHINGTON, DC, 1 April 2016 — American University’s School of Communication is offering its first-ever Spanish-language course. Registration is now open for “Backpack Documentary en Español” in Fall 2016 to students with a “high proficiency” in Spanish. This is a unique opportunity for students and working professionals to learn and to hone the craft of […]

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Backpack Journalism at Bogota Event

BOGOTA, Colombia, 12 March 2016 — I delivered a 40-minute address on using cell phones to make documentaries, in an auditorium full of journalists at the IX Encuentro of Investigative Journalism in Bogota, Colombia, See http://www.epicdr.org. Terrific event, and am honored to be here. I’m conducting a three-hour workshop this afternoon. (Photo by Janine Warner) […]

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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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Sunset in Nindiri

NINDIRI, Nicaragua 13 December 2015 — After my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop, I stayed on an additional to enjoy and to reminisce. It was worth it. (Photo by Bill Gentile)  

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Backpack Video in the Dark

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, 12 December 2015 — On the last day of our Backpack Video Journalism Workshop, we lost power because of maintenance work on the electrical system at the venue where the event was held. Despite numerous challenges during the four-day event, every one of the participants managed to produce a respectable video. I’m so […]

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