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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Backpack Journalists on Final Stretch

WASHINGTON, DC, 15 January 2012 — Participants in my Backpack Journalism Workshop head down the final stretch of the four-day event, finishing up the edits on their respective projects. These include a piece on “Occupy DC,” another on the NGO “Critical Exposures,” and another on a young man who has restructured his life through bodybuilding. […]

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