Backpack Documentary Expedition: Nicaragua

WASHINGTON, DC, 9 February 2011 — The “Backpack Documentary Expedition: Nicaragua,” is a 10-day immersion in the craft of character-driven documentary making. We follow American volunteers with a leading U.S. non-profit to the Nicaraguan town of Ticuantepe, just outside the capital of Managua. For me, it’s not just about teaching backpack video journalism, or documentary. […]

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Miami Herald Produces Haiti Documentary

WASHINGTON, DC, 4 February 2011 — I just ran across this story about the Miami Herald’s production of its first documentary, about the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti: (Click here.)  Just one more measure of how the media landscape is shifting beneath our feet. — Bill Gentile

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New Backpack Journalism Workshop Photos

WASHINGTON, DC, 18 January 2011 — I’m finally catching up to posting material generated during our December Backpack Journalism Workshop at Maryland Public Television. That’s Andrea Boston in the center, with Esther Gentile looking over her shoulder and Don Sladkin on the left. I’m on the right giving instruction. (Photos by Kelly Donnellan, Esther Gentile […]

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