Backpack Journalism at Catholic University in Caracas

CARACAS, Venezuela, 3 May 2012 — Had a great two-hour session today with students at the Andres Bello Catholic University. About 90 students from all sectors of the university showed up for the presentation, which marked World Press Freedom Day. During the talk, “Technology and the New Age of Information,” I showed a bit of […]

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Backpack Journalism at Defense Information School

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 March 2012 — I was one of a handful of judges at the Defense Information School (DINFOS) during yesterday’s “2010-2011 DoD Visual Information Production Awards” competition. We spent the day reviewing and voting on dozens of videos submitted for the competition. I had the opportunity to meet and speak with professionals in […]

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Backpack Journalism Workshop Begins With “Chain Gang”

WASHINGTON, 10 March 2012 — The Backpack Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC, began on Thursday with a showing of “Chain Gang” as an example of what this methodology can achieve. We have a terrific group of students. Most have never shot video before, but bring an innate sense of the medium to the event. (Photo […]

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AU Abroad Semester in Cuba Ends

HAVANA, Cuba, 15 December 2011 — Our hosts at Casa de las Americas, Cuba’s premier cultural center, held a going-away party for American University students, professors and friends at the end of our fall semester in Cuba. This was the first time that AU Abroad held a semester at Casa. And it was the first […]

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Backpack Journalism and the Renovation of Old Havana

OLD HAVANA, Cuba, 2 November 2011 — A student at a workshop run by the Office of the City Historian recently helps restore a building weakened by the rotting and subsequent expansion of steel reinforcement rods embedded deep in its concrete frame. I was able to document part of the restoration in conjunction with freelance […]

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Backpack Journalism at Work in Old Havana

HAVANA, Cuba, 31 October 2011 — Young Cesar recently navigates the parallel bars with the assistance of a therapist at a center for disabled children in Old Havana. The center is operated by the Office of the City Historian. I had the opportunity to shoot this session as the result of a backpack journalism I’ve […]

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