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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Former USA Today Video Chief Reviews Field Manual

WASHINGTON, DC, 14 June 2013 — Sam Meddis, the former head of USA Today’s video department in Washington, DC, reviewed my Essential Video Journalism Field Manual on, saying, “it teaches the fundamentals of the craft.” Sam, who recently retired from the newspaper business, said, “the book comes alive with teachable moments.” To read the […]

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Video Journalism and “A Glow In the Darkness”

WASHINGTON, DC, 5 June 2013 — This is a film conceived, shot, written, narrated and edited by Eslly Melgarejo, one of the participants in my recent Video Journalism Workshop for the Thomson Reuters Foundation in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The story of a blind child’s refusal to accept defeat despite his handicap, the title means, “A […]

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“News Photographer” Magazine Reviews Essential Field Manual

WASHINGTON, DC, 5 June 2013 — “News Photographer” magazine, the “official publication of the National Press Photographers Association” (NPPA), has published a two-page review of my “Essential Video Journalism Field Manual” in its latest edition. Written by Bruce Young and titled, “Time To Get Fitted For a Backpack?” the review is spread across pages 50-51 […]

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Guatemala Fotokids Workshop Ends

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, 30 May 2013 — It’s over. My Video Journalism Workshop at Nancy McGirr’s Fotokids ended with a big ice cream cake and this group shot. Great way to end two weeks in Guatemala, the first conducting a workshop for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, and the second for Fotokids. (Photo by a camera […]

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