An Early Start

WASHINGTON, 15 August 2010 — Gail Massari gets an early start on the last day of the Backpack Journalism Workshop With Bill Gentile by coming in before other participants at the four-day event. She is silhouetted against the early morning light coming from the yard behind the Gentile residence. Members of the current class are […]

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On the Third Day There Was Editing

WASHINGTON, 14 August 2010 — On the third day of our Backpack Journalism Workshop, Jeff Mead (l) edits a piece that he and Bob Shea shot and produce. The mini doc is about “Street Sense,” a nationwide newspaper produced by and about the homeless. Mead and Shea drove from Rochester to attend the four-day workshop. […]

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Backpack Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, 12 August 2010 — Gail Massari (r) reviews tape she generated for her project at the Backpack Journalism Workshop With Bill Gentile on Thursday, the first of the four-day event. Massari came from Raleigh, North Carolina, to attend the workshop. On the left is certified Final Cut Pro instructor Kelly Donnellan.

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CEI Unveils Backpack Journalism System

WASHINGTON, 3 June 2010 — Communications Engineering, Inc., (CEI) has announced plans to unveil the Bill Gentile Backpack Journalism System at InfoComm on 9-11 June in Las Vegas. See the announcement here. CEI and I designed the System with the needs of today’s backpack journalists, or “video journalists” as they are sometimes referred to, in […]

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SOC Student Maria Howell Begins AP Internship in Jerusalem

WASHINGTON, 3 June 2010 — SOC graduate student Maria Howell began her internship with the Associated Press (AP) by arriving in Jerusalem the very night of the Israeli assault on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza. It promises to be a very busy summer. Maria is this year’s recipient of the Associated […]

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American University Backpack Journalist Heads to Jerusalem for Internship With Associated Press (AP)

WASHINGTON, 25 May 2010 — American University graduate student Maria Howell, this year’s recipient of the Associated Press/American University Backpack Journalism Foreign Internship, on Tuesday accepts my $500 contribution for her trip overseas. Maria plans to use the $500, plus another $500 contributed by School of Communication Dean Larry Kirkman, during her internship with the […]

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