Backpack Journalism Workshop Off to Great Start

WASHINGTON, DC, 2 June 2011 — The latest Backpack Journalism Workshop got off to a terrific start today with participants digging into good stories with some compelling characters. Above, assistant instructor Maria Howell goes over Final Cut Pro with Sam Slosberg. Above, Kate Fenner listens to assistant instructor Kelly Donnellan. Above foreground, Daniel Sadicario works […]

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Backpack Video Journalism at National Association of Naval Photography

ARLINGTON, VA, 13 May 2011 — I gave a presentation on backpack video journalism at the inaugural Shoot Off Video Workshop at the Navy League Building in Arlington, Va. The 2011 DC Shoot Off Video Workshop is a National Association of Naval Photography annual three-day videography, broadcasting and multimedia workshop designed for military and civil […]

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Backpack Video Journalism Takes to the Streets

WASHINGTON, DC, 12 May 2011 — My Backpack Documentary class this past spring semester at American University (AU) produced some exceptional films that are worth sharing with a broader audience. Undergraduate student Sareen Hairabedian followed two young “guerrilla” street artists to shoot, produce and edit the film, “Let’s Get Out of Here.” The piece won […]

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Bridges to Community Announces Partnership With Backpack Doc

WASHINGTON, DC, 13 April 2011 — Bridges to Community, a leading U.S. non-profit working in Nicaragua, has announced its collaboration with my “Backpack Documentary Expedition: Nicaragua,” scheduled for 24 June – 3 July of this year. Based in Ossining, New York, Bridges to Community is a non-profit community development organization aiming “to create a world […]

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Backpack Video Journalism at NAB in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON, DC, 12 April 2011 — Am still a bit jet-lagged after the red-eye flight from Las Vegas to DC Sunday night but gratified by the opportunity to speak with so many practitioners and instructors at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention over the weekend. Above, some of the attendees watch “Afghanistan: The Forgotten […]

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Backpack Video Journalism in Harvard’s ReVista Magazine

WASHINGTON, DC, 7 April 2011 — I just received a copy of ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America that is edited by long-time friend and colleague June Carolyn Erlick. This Spring/Summer 2011 edition is titled, “Journalism in the Americas.” It’s a great review of the state of journalism in the hemisphere. And it’s not […]

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