In Tbilisi Making Videos that Rock

  TBILISI, Georgia, 18 May 2014 – This is a beautiful city, capital of a fascinating country, and an interesting time to be here. Georgia is part of Southwestern Asia, bordering the Black Sea, between Turkey and Russia, with a sliver of land north of the Caucasus extending into Europe. Despite is location, Georgia views […]

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In Tbilisi, Georgia: “Raise Your Voice With Video”

  TBILISI, Georgia, 17 May 2014 – The view from the terrace of the hotel where I’m staying while in Tbilisi. I’m in the former Soviet Republic for two weeks to give a series of workshops and presentations on how digital technology and the Internet have granted a new generation with tremendous power of communication. […]

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Backpack Blog in Top 100 for Journalists

WASHINGTON, DC, 14 May 2014 — My Backpack Journalism Blog was just named one of the “100 Key Ethics & Media Law Resources for Journalists,” by See Our blog is #81. Check out the blog here:  

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Mother, Daughter and a Street in Suriname

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, 7 May 2014 – While my students worked on a photo essay of the city’s port area, I made some pictures of my own, including this one of mom and daughter. (Photo by Bill Gentile)

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Wanna Make Films? Start With Photojournalism!

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, 7 May 2014 – I went out with a group of students today to work on a photo essay of the city’s port area. These are some of the participants. Though only one of the students is practicing video journalism, I teach photojournalism as the foundation of the video and filmmaking craft. In […]

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“Chain Gang.” It’s About Character

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, 6 May 2014 – Participants in my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop watch “Chain Gang” as a tool for learning how to use characters to drive home my lesson on building visual stories. I’m here for a week of workshops, presentations and interviews with local journalists, students and others. The central theme of the […]

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