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AU Features Arctic Science Writer

WASHINGTON, DC, 10 October 2016 — American University’s School of Communication and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting are proud to invite students, faculty and the general public to the presentation, “Cold Vengeance: The Epic Story of Humanity and Arctic,” by Eli Kintisch, this Sunday 16 October from 4 – 5:30 pm. A Washington, D.C.-based, award-winning […]

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Catholics, Coffee and Colombia

VILLA LOYOLA, Chachagui, Colombia, 1 July 2016 — On our last working day in Colombia, Camila DeChalus interviews Jesuit priest Father Joe at the coffee plantation known as Villa Loyola. Fr. Joe is renowned for his work with the poor in this coffee-producing region of Colombia. We came to call Villa Loyola “the laboratory” of […]

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Backpacking on the Day of Peace

EL TAMBO, Colombia, 23 June 2016 — I felt a sense of urgency to get these images up online. Perhaps because Hector Zamudio, a coffee grower whom I met today, is 84 years old and, though he most likely has no access to the internet, I needed to show them while he still is with […]

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Backpack Video, Religion, Climate

PASTO, Colombia, 19 June 2016 — This is the setup I put together for the current assignment in Colombia, on “religion and climate change.” It’s the same iPhone 6+ that I used last year in the Ecuadoran Amazon to shoot, “When the Forest Weeps.” But this time I purchased inexpensive mounts, and a very inexpensive […]

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Freelancers Save Lives at AU

WASHINGTON, DC, 10 April 2016 — A full house attended our “Freelancers at Risk” event in the Media Innovation Lab (MIL) at American University’s (AU) School of Communication (SOC). This was the second event co-sponsored this semester by AU and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Panelists included Jason Motlagh, Trey Yingst and Kara Andrade. […]

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Backpack “en Español” at AU

WASHINGTON, DC, 1 April 2016 — American University’s School of Communication is offering its first-ever Spanish-language course. Registration is now open for “Backpack Documentary en Español” in Fall 2016 to students with a “high proficiency” in Spanish. This is a unique opportunity for students and working professionals to learn and to hone the craft of […]

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