Shout Out on Kobre Channel

WASHINGTON, 21 May 2010 — The June 24-27 Backpack Journalism Workshop in San Francisco got a nice shout out by Ken Kobre on his visual journalism blog. Ken is a well-known figure in the world of photojournalism and visual communication. His book, “Photojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach,” which I’ll be using this fall at American University, […]

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2nd Backpack Journalism Workshop in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY, 5 May 2010 — My second Backpack Journalism Workshop at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico City ended with this group photo. The Tec de Monterrey, which has dozens of branch campuses around Mexico, is the first institution in Latin America (to my knowledge) that has embraced the model that we refer to as […]

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Epigmenio Ibarra: The First Backpack Journalist

MEXICO CITY, 4 MAY 2010 — It’s an honor to be in Mexico City, with Epigmenio Ibarra, helping to inaugurate the Mexican Foundation for Investigative Journalism. During and after the panel discussion that we led, I discussed the craft of backpack journalism, or what some refer to as video journalism, with some of the attendants. […]

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“Personal Hunger and Felt Need”

By Bill Gentile MEXICO CITY, 2 May 2010 — A friend of mine, a participant in one of my recent Backpack Journalism Workshops, wrote to thank me for the experience and to probe for ideas on how to keep up not only with the craft — but with something more. Here’s part of what he […]

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Backpack Journalism Workshops in Mexico City: Group 1

MEXICO CITY, 1 May 2010 — Here’s the first graduating class of our Backpack Journalism Workshops in Mexico City. This group included working journalists, mid-career professionals in other fields and students. What a great group of highly talented, motivated people. It was such a pleasure to work with them. This was the first of two, […]

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Day 3: Backpack Journalism Workshop in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY, 30 April 2010 — Participants in the first Backpack Journalism Workshop in Mexico City focus on completing their projects during the last day of the three-day event. It’s the first of two workshops I’m conducting in the Mexican capital. The workshops are sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the Fundacion Mexicana de […]

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