International Video Journalism Workshop Ends

WASHINGTON, DC, 23 February 2014 — Check out the group photo at the end of our Video Journalism Workshop this past weekend. We had a diverse, international group. From left is Bruce Jones, Jerry Gardiner from Liberia, Will Hoffinger, Mariana Alvarez Joyal from Venezuela, me, Zar Sarmast from Afghanistan, my wife Esther from Cuba, David […]

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“See, Tell, Change” with Ikusi and Video Journalism

WASHINGTON, DC, 21 December 2013 — This is the essence, the very core, the embodiment of what can be achieved with visual communication. It is the confluence of passion and technology. It is everything that communication can be. It is what I teach my students and it is what I, myself, aspire to. It is […]

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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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Arrival for St. Petersburg Mass Media Summit

  ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, 31 August 2013 – We arrived at the airport in St. Petersburg on Wednesday 31 July for the 4th meeting of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission (BPC) Sub-Group on Mass Media. The draft agenda for the two-and-a-half day meeting included discussions on citizen journalism, journalism education and training, and media coverage/perceptions […]

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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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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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