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American University and Sony Team Up for Backpack Journalism

Newswise — American University’s School of Communication is one of nine higher education institutions selected by Sony for an innovative new program that puts the newest media technology in the hands of students and faculty. Bill Gentile, director of American University’s Backpack Journalism Project, will introduce Sony DSLR technology to SOC Backpack courses on an […]

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Backpack Journalism at Defense Information School

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 March 2012 — I was one of a handful of judges at the Defense Information School (DINFOS) during yesterday’s “2010-2011 DoD Visual Information Production Awards” competition. We spent the day reviewing and voting on dozens of videos submitted for the competition. I had the opportunity to meet and speak with professionals in […]

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“Learned a Lot” At Backpack Journalism Workshop

WASHINGTON, DC, 24 March 2012 — Jenna Bonello recounts what she learned at the March 8-11, 2012 Backpack Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC. Monica Echeverria shot this brief clip while Jenna was shooting a piece about food trucks that now are so pervasive in the city. Watch the clip on YouTube HERE. My workshops are […]

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Latest Backpack Journalism Workshop Group Photo

WASHINGTON, DC, 18 March 2012 — Here’s a group shot of the latest participants, assistants and observers at the Backpack Journalism Workshop of 8-11 March. Standing from left are James Eppard, Jose Espinosa, Esther Gentile, Jenna Bonello, Caroline Behringer and Kari Barber. Kneeling from left to right are Lee Poston, Monica Echeverria, Bill Gentile and […]

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Backpack Journalist Covers Backpack Journalism Workshop

WASHINGTON, DC, 17 March 2012 — Monica Echeverria produced, shot, wrote, narrated and edited a video about our March 8-11 Backpack Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC. In the photo above, I work with Jenna Bonello in the field. Watch Monica’s story on YouTube. My workshops are intensive, four-day immersions in the craft of “backpack journalism” […]

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Backpack Journalist Explores Smithsonian Nature Reserve

WASHINGTON, DC, 16 March 2012 — Jose Espinosa produced this video during our Backpack Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC, on March 8-11, 2012. It’s about a gifted teacher using hands-on techniques to teach the wonders of science to children. Watch “Children’s Hands-on Nature” on YouTube. (Photo by Jose Espinosa) My workshops are are intensive, four-day […]

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