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AU Abroad Students Tour Old Havana

HAVANA, Cuba, 31 August 2011 — AU Abroad students take a break from a tour of Old Havana for a group photo. They are standing in La Plaza Vieja, or “The Old Plaza,” which is being renovated in a bid to recapture its colonial-era splendor. This area of Havana is a favorite of foreign tourists […]

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Backpack Journalism Workshop Ends

WASHINGTON, DC, 7 August 2011 — The Backpack Journalism Workshop ended with some very impressive work by all participants. This has been one of the best workshops that we’ve ever conducted in terms of the dynamic among participants, the flow of the four-day event and the quality of the products. In addition to the in-class […]

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Backpack Journalism Workshop: The Final Hours

WASHINGTON, DC, 7 August 2011 — Ellen Tripler (left) consults with Backpack Journalism Workshop Assistant Maria Howell on final-hour changes to her documentary about organic farming. In the background is Nick Ray, another assistant to the event, which ends today. (Photo by Bill Gentile)

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Backpack Video Journalists Using Social Media

WASHINGTON, DC, 6 August 2011 — Participants in my Backpack Journalism Workshop discuss the use of social media with Internet marketing consultant Bruce Jones, whom we Skyped in from Boston. This is the third day of our four-day event. From right to left are Ellen Clegg, Jamillah Abdullah, Brendan Rohr, Ellen Tripler and Dan Sullivan. […]

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Backpack Journalists Move to Post-Production

WASHINGTON, DC, 5 August 2011 — Ellen Clegg, one of the participants in my Backpack Journalism Workshop, concentrates on editing her documentary on a horse stable in Rock Creek Park. The four-day event now is moving into its post-production phase. (Photo by Bill Gentile.)

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Backpack Journalists Hit the Streets

BETHESDA, Md, 5 August 2011 — Jamillah Abdullah, one of the participants in my Backpack Journalism Workshop, shoots her documentary in an accessories shop on Wisconsin Avenue. Jamillah and others are finishing up the “production” stage of the event. (Photo by Bill Gentile.)

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