Bangkok Workshop #4 Launches

BANGKOK, Thailand, 21 May 2015 — Bangkok Backpack Video Journalism Workshop #4 opened with a “here’s what it looks like” screening of “Chain Gang,” the first piece I did when I began practicing this craft. It has served me well ever since. For more information about my live or online workshops, see and, […]

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What Camera Do You Use to Make Videos?

WASHINGTON, DC, 11 January 2015 — It’s one of the questions that I most often get from students: “What camera do you use?” And the answer is always the same: “It depends.” Take a look at this video, which attempts to answer the question in a more specific manner. Click HERE to watch. These are […]

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Investigative Journalists Making Videos That Rock

TBILISI, Georgia, 22 May 2014 – Journalists at Studio Monitor watch one of my films during a presentation today on backpack and citizen journalism. Studio Monitor is the leading investigative journalism outlet in this country and, from what they showed me today, these journalists are doing a terrific job. What an extraordinary group of young, […]

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Backpack Blog in Top 100 for Journalists

WASHINGTON, DC, 14 May 2014 — My Backpack Journalism Blog was just named one of the “100 Key Ethics & Media Law Resources for Journalists,” by See Our blog is #81. Check out the blog here:  

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Mother, Daughter and a Street in Suriname

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, 7 May 2014 – While my students worked on a photo essay of the city’s port area, I made some pictures of my own, including this one of mom and daughter. (Photo by Bill Gentile)

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Reporting “Lone Survivor” Trailer

WASHINGTON, DC, 16 February 2014 — In the summer of 2005 a four-man team of US Navy SEALs dispatched to a mountainous region of northern Afghanistan in search of a renowned Taliban leader. Surrounded by enemy fighters, the SEALs called for backup. But when 16 Special Forces soldiers arrived on the scene in a Chinook […]

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