Backpack Journalism Workshop Set for 8-11 March 2012

WASHINGTON, DC, 1 February 2012 — In response to queries, we’ve scheduled another Backpack Journalism Workshop With Bill Gentile in Washington, DC, for Thursday 8 March through Sunday 11 March 2012. Register today.

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Backpack Journalism Focuses on Cuban “Cigar Reader”

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 January 2012 — Here are a few preview shots of a story that we’ve been working on about a Cuban “Cigar Reader” at the La Corona cigar factory in Havana. The cigar readers are the men and women who read out loud to cigar rollers in factories across the island. “The Cigar […]

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Backpack Journalist Documents Work of “Critical Exposure”

WASHINGTON, DC, 21 January 2012 — Nick Dua produced this video of Critical Exposure during our recent Backpack Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC. Critical Exposure is a non-profit organization that teaches youth to use the power of photography and their own voices to become effective advocates for school reform and social change. You can see […]

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Backpack Journalism Workshop Video on YouTube

WASHINGTON, DC, 18 January 2012 — “Agent of Change,” a piece done by Peter Holley during our most recent Backpack Journalism Workshop, now is on YouTube. You can see it here:

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Backpack Journalism Workshop Draws to End

WASHINGTON, DC, 15 January 2012 — Our latest Backpack Journalism Workshop ended with this group photo (after workshop participant Larry Roberts already had headed home.) From left to right are Nick Dua, Peter Holley, Assistant Esther Gentile (seated), Assistant Nick Ray and me, Bill Gentile. Ours was a small group this time, allowing me to […]

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Backpack Journalists on Final Stretch

WASHINGTON, DC, 15 January 2012 — Participants in my Backpack Journalism Workshop head down the final stretch of the four-day event, finishing up the edits on their respective projects. These include a piece on “Occupy DC,” another on the NGO “Critical Exposures,” and another on a young man who has restructured his life through bodybuilding. […]

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