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Sandinista Anniversary Pictures, Stories, Analysis

WASHINGTON, DC, 7 August 2019 — I’ve recently returned from a brief visit to Nicaragua, where the Sandinista government marked the 40th anniversary of the overthrow of the US-backed Somoza dictatorship. I was one of a handful of journalists who covered that historic event on July 19, 1979. To mark that event, I wrote a […]

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FREELANCERS pitch deck

WASHINGTON, DC, 5 May 2019 — For those of you who have asked about the FREELANCERS pitch deck, here it is.   Pitch Deck, Freelancers with Bill Gentile 30 April  

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The New Face of Foreign Correspondence

WASHINGTON, DC, 27 February 2019 — American University’s School of Communication hosted a lively, robust, thought-provoking panel discussion with winners of the AU-Pulitzer Center International Reporting Student Fellowships who discussed their life-changing experiences in the field with members of a vastly diverse audience. We all are so proud of these former students. They are the […]

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FREELANCERS: Between Headlines and Hope

Friends, Colleagues, Join us for an evening with winners of the AU-Pulitzer Center International Reporting Student Fellowships. Free and open to the public, this event shares with you some of the stunning work done by these journalists in countries like Thailand, Mexico, Borneo, Laos and others. A brief screening will be followed by a panel […]

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FREELANCERS in The Conversation

WASHINGTON, DC, 14 January 2019 — This story I wrote for The Conversation describes the transition from full-time, “traditional” foreign correspondents to freelancers filling the void left by mainstream media retreating from news coverage abroad. Click HERE.

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FREELANCERS in The Daily Beast

WASHINGTON, DC, 2 December 2018 — The Daily Beast Foreign Editor, Christopher Dickey, calls journalists, “the voice of humanity.” I agree. See this review of the FREELANCERS pilot episode, screened 14 November at the Overseas Press Club of America in New York City. See the review here: https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-freelance-reporters-risk-their-lives-on-the-front-line?fbclid=IwAR2sRBab_lzfNwPQZa04-z6GoUZtKO9XNGPtQpS-V1oLM4y0uCvSpLQu9DI&source=facebook&via=desktop  

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