Released: Third of Three Films on Guatemala Gangs and Religion

WASHINGTON, DC, 17 August 2013 — This is the third of three short films I made on gangs and religion in Guatemala. Using the methodology that we refer to as “backpack video journalism,” I documented Robert Brenneman as he conducted follow-up research to his book, “Homies + Hermanos: God and Gangs in Central America.” This […]

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Video Journalism Visits Hermitage Museum (cont.)

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, 2 August 2013 — Here are more images of our visit to the Hermitage Museum. (Photos by Bill Gentile.)

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Video Journalism Visits Summer Palace

  ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, 1 August 2013 – Following the first and second sessions of the 4th meeting of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission (BPC) Sub-Group on Mass Media, our Russian hosts took us to the Peterhof Summer Palace State Museum. The U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission (BPC) is the premier forum between the U.S. and […]

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En Route to St. Petersburg Mass Media Summit

  JFK AIRPORT, New York, 30 July 2013 – Connecting here from Washington, DC, for a flight to Moscow and then St. Petersburg, Russia. Flight crews ready the Delta jet for our journey. The U.S. Department of State invited me to participate in the 4th meeting of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission (BPC) Sub-Group on […]

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Special Video Journalism Series on Guatemala Gangs to Air Soon

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 July 2013 — We’ve finished editing the three-part series on Guatemalan gangs. Above, a joint patrol of Guatemalan police and army scours the mean streets of Guatemala City in an effort to quell the gang violence that has plagued this Central American nation. The three pieces will air in the next few […]

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Backpack Video Journalism Workshop 15-18 August

This is to announce that we’re conducting a LIVE Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC, on 15-18 August. Registration for the LIVE workshop ends at midnight on Wednesday 31 July. For more information, please see I hope you can join us.  

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