Backpack and “Forest Weeps”

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, 9 December 2015 — Participants in my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in Managua watch my most recent film, “When the Forest Weeps.” The film examines how Ecuador’s Kichwa Indians struggle as their deep spiritual relationship with the Amazonian rain forest diminishes in a clash with the forces of so-called modernity. The film resonated […]

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Bangkok Workshop N. 3 Ends

BANGKOK, Thailand, 17 May 2015 — Workshop No. 3 in Bangkok ends with a photo of a terrific group of young journalists. Thank you all.  

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AU Students Win Pulitzer Center Fellowships

WASHINGTON, DC, 20 April 2015 — American University communication Ph.D. student Kara Andrade and graduating journalism major Julia Boccagno have been named 2015 recipients of the Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium International Reporting Student Fellowships. From left are School of Communication (SOC) Dean Jeffrey Rutenbeck, Andrade, Boccagno, and Eric Hershberg, director of American University’s Center for […]

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Register Today for June 4-7 Video Workshop

WASHINGTON, DC, 5 April 2015 — Register now for June 4-7 Video Workshop With Bill Gentile in Washington, DC. Learn to: Articulate story ideas. Capture powerful images and clean sound. Recognize and cultivate dramatic story arcs. Conduct compelling, in-depth interviews. Write powerful treatments and scripts. Narrate stories. Edit for maximum impact. For more details, click […]

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March 31 Deadline AU-Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellowships

WASHINGTON, DC, 23 March 2015 — There are only eight days left before the deadline, at midnight on Tuesday 31 March, to apply for the AU-Pulitzer Center Overseas Reporting Fellowships. This is a tremendous opportunity for American University, for the School of Communication and for all of our students. The fellowships are worth $2,500.00 each. […]

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Return to Nicaragua: Photos to Video (in Spanish)

WASHINGTON, DC, 21 March 2015 — This is an interview with Carlos Fernando Chamorro on his weekly program, “Esta Semana.” It covers my transition from still photojournalist to video journalist. And it’s in Spanish. Click HERE to watch the interview. Bill Gentile    

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