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“Cauldron of Violence” in Salvador

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 April 2016 — I wrote this story, published this week by Harvard University’s ReVista Magazine, about the visual journalists covering violence in El Salvador today, and how their work differs from that of my generation covering the violence there in the 1980s. Many thanks to everyone who assisted in this effort. Click […]

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“Freelancers at Risk” at AU

WASHINGTON, DC, 29 March 2016 — Don’t miss this event on Sunday, April 10, at American University, between 4 pm and 5:30 pm. We are featuring Jason Motlagh, Kara Andrade and Trey Yingst, all of them seasoned journalists. They will discuss problems — and solutions — to freelance reporting in foreign countries as well as […]

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AU-Pulitzer Center Fellowship Applications Due March 31

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 March 2016 — Applications for the AU-Pulitzer Center International Reporting Fellowships are due no later than midnight this Thursday 31 March. I’m encouraging all AU students to take advantage of this opportunity. Not only are the fellowships worth US$2,500.00 each, but with them go mentoring and distribution assistance from the university as […]

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“Vanishing Groundwater” at AU

WASHINGTON, DC, 21 March 2016 — American University’s School of Communication and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting are co-sponsoring this event on Wednesday 23 March on the disappearing groundwater upon which so much of humanity depends. Join us for this special event, which is free, open to the public and includes a reception just […]

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Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in May

WASHINGTON, DC, 20 March 2016 — We will conduct a Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC, on May 12-15. Join us for this four-day immersion in the Visual Storytelling Language. Go to http://billgentile.com/live-workshops for details. Use the code word, VJWLIVE, for the $100 Spring Discount! Use the code word, VETERANVJW, for the $200 Veteran’s […]

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Backpack Journalism at Bogota Event

BOGOTA, Colombia, 12 March 2016 — I delivered a 40-minute address on using cell phones to make documentaries, in an auditorium full of journalists at the IX Encuentro of Investigative Journalism in Bogota, Colombia, See http://www.epicdr.org. Terrific event, and am honored to be here. I’m conducting a three-hour workshop this afternoon. (Photo by Janine Warner) […]

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