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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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FREELANCERS Fills the OPC

NEW YORK CITY, 15 November 2018 – We packed the house for the screening and panel discussion of the pilot episode of our FREELANCERS with Bill Gentile series at the Overseas Press Club (OPC) of America. My brother Lou Gentile, to whom the film is a tribute, and his wife, Carol, came in from Pittsburgh. […]

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Power of a Mother’s Love

WASHINGTON, DC, 26 June 2018 – Mrs. Diane Foley addresses guests at the James W. Foley Freedom Awards at the Newseum in the nation’s capital. The event was an extraordinary testament to the power of one mother’s love for her son, a freelance photojournalist. Mrs. Foley was kind enough to invite me, and a number […]

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