Guatemala Workshop in “Production” Stage

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, 27 May 2013 — Jessica, one of nine Fotokids participating in my video journalism workshop, watches films being made during the five-day event. As we transit from the “pre-production” stage into the “production” stage of the workshop, I’m deeply impressed by the tenacity of these young people. By their thirst for knowledge […]

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Fotokids in Guatemala Hosts Video Journalism Workshop

GUATEMALA CITY , Guatemala, 26 May 2013 — I meet on the first day of my five-day video journalism workshop with kids belonging to Nancy McGirr’s non-profit organization, Fotokids. Founded in 1991, Fotokids is designed to break the cycle of poverty through training in visual arts and technology. ( Photo by Nancy McGirr.)  

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Reuters Workshop in Guatemala Draws to End

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, 24 May 2013 — My video journalism workshop in Guatemala City ended with a group dinner of the professional journalists who participated in the event. They all produced terrific pieces, some of which I’ll be posting here, on my Facebook page, and on my YouTube and Vimeo channels. The workshop was sponsored […]

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Backpack Video Journalism Visits Panama City, Panama

PANAMA CITY, Panama, 7 May 2013 — During an interview with “TVN Panama” host Roly Sterling, we discussed how technology has equipped so many with the ability to have a voice, and to raise that voice, on issues important to all of us. I participated in Roly’s show today as part of a State Department-sponsored […]

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Save $100 on Video Journalism Workshop 6-9 June

WASHINGTON, DC, 4 May 2013 — Save $100 on my Video Journalism Workshop June 6-9 in Washington. Use my Promo Code, BGENTILE, at And check out “Chain Gang” at  

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Video Journalism Goes to Shoot Off Video Workshop

WASHINGTON, DC, 1 May 2013 — I’ll be back at this event tomorrow, 2 May 2013, for a two-hour presentation. The Shoot Off Video Workshop mentors military, civil service and government multimedia journalists with an emphasis on video fundamentals. Participants get the tools and techniques to become better visual storytellers. It’s an honor to be […]

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