Video Journalism Hits Colon At-Risk Youth Center

COLON, Panama, 9 May 2013 — These are images from the Samurai Youth Center in the Panamanian city of Colon. Again, these were incredibly nice kids who are looking for a safe outlet of their talent. Very responsive to any suggestion on how to better their lives.  

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Panamanian Media Owners Meet Video Journalism

PANAMA CITY, Panama, 8 May 2013 — During my visit, I had the opportunity to breakfast with some of the key owners of Panamanian media outlets. From left are Juan Luis Batista, Bolivar Aleman, Guido Rodriguez, myself, Julia McKay of the U.S. Embassy in Panama, Rafael Candaneda, Guillermo A. Adames and Hernan Posada. We had […]

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Video Journalism Presentation at University of Panama

PANAMA CITY, Panama, 7 May 2013 — Panamanian students and I discuss “backpack video journalism” and “citizen journalism” at the University of Panama. These students were eager to learn about how technology grants the power to communicate today like never before. I had the opportunity to share some of the black-and-white images I made for […]

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Save $100 on Video Journalism Workshop 6-9 June

WASHINGTON, DC, 4 May 2013 — Save $100 on my Video Journalism Workshop June 6-9 in Washington. Use my Promo Code, BGENTILE, at And check out “Chain Gang” at  

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Video Journalism Workshop 6-9 June 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, 27 April 2013 — I am now accepting registrations for the 6-9 June 2013 Video Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC. Please see to register. My Backpack Video Journalism Workshops are intensive, four-day immersions in the craft of “backpack video journalism” defined as character-driven television/web productions with hand-held digital cameras by a single […]

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Backpack Video Journalism Heads to Guatemala

WASHINGTON, DC, 25 April 2013 — Here’s the ad for the workshop I’m conducting in Guatemala on 20-24 May. The Backpack Video Journalism Workshop is sponsored by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, which is sponsoring a second workshop, to be held in London on 24-28 June. Both events are being offered to working professionals. To see […]

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