Backpack Journalism. A Definition.

It occurs to me, particularly after much talk about the subject and my most recent blog, that a definition of “backpack journalism” may be in order. So, backpack journalism is the craft of one properly trained professional using a hand-held digital camera to tell stories in a more immediate, more intimate fashion than is achievable […]

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Interview on Backpack Journalism for Mass Media Book

I did a long video interview yesterday with Dr. Charles Sterin of the University of Maryland University College. He’s putting together a new book, “Mass Media for the Digital Millenium,” which will be hard copy and online. The book will be published by Pearson Education, Inc., reportedly the largest publisher in the world of books […]

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NOW on PBS Selects Top Workshop Videos

NOW on PBS has selected the top videos from the March 2009 Backpack Journalism Workshop to post on its site. Please see All participants should be deeply proud of your accomplishments. I certainly am.

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SILVER SPRING, MD, 15 March 2009 – Graduation Day. Seated from left to right are instructors Bill Delano, Bill Gentile and Ted Roach. Standing (L to R) are Daniel J. Cox (Boseman, Montana) Nancy Tagaloa (American Samoa) Deb Jackson (Santa Rosa, CA) American University student Sarah Sheya, Debbie Rosenberg (New York) John Russ Clarke (Bangor, […]

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