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Climate Change at AU

WASHINGTON, DC, 16 October 2016 — Science writer Eli Kintisch conducts a presentation on how the thawing Arctic may be impacting global weather patterns and climate change. Sunday’s event on climate change was the first of two this academic year, co-sponsored by American University’s (AU) School of Communication (SOC) and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis […]

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Backpack and Colombia Coffee

NEAR PASTO, Colombia, 22 June 2016 — I’m on assignment for American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) to assist a student who won one of this year’s AU-Pulitzer Center International Reporting Fellowships. Camila DeChalus, seen on the left in one of these images, is working on a film about how Colombian […]

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Essential Manual 2nd Edition

PASTO, Colombia, 20 June 2013 — I’m delighted to announce that my Essential Video Journalism Field Manual, 2nd Edition, is now up on, and available at, Amazon.com. This edition includes information on how to use your cell phone to make powerful films, as well as an entirely new section by J. J Bruce Jones on […]

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Backpack Video at ICFJ

WASHINGTON, DC, 15 June 2016 — Journalists from the former Soviet Republic of Georgia watch one of my films during a two-hour presentation on Backpack Video Journalism at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). I think the participants were particularly intrigued by the configuration of my iPhone 6+, a mount and accessories I put together […]

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11 Days to Register for Backpack Video Workshop

WASHINGTON, DC, 20 April 2016 — Only 11 days left to register for our Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC. The four-day event takes place on May 12-15. Space is limited so register now and save up to $200. Go to http://billgentile.com/live-workshops for details. The deadline for registration is midnight on Saturday 30 April. […]

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Marketing Expert at Backpack Video Workshop

WASHINGTON, DC, 17 April 2016 —This is Bruce Jones. He is an Internet marketing expert, author of numerous books, long-time friend and colleague — and regular instructor at my Backpack Video Journalism Workshops. Whether in-person or via Skype, Bruce has advised hundreds of my workshop participants on how to market their work on the Internet. […]

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