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Essential QuickTip #8: Keep It Clean!

LITCHFIELD BEACH, South Carolina, 26 November 2010 — Especially because we usually work alone, backpack journalists have to pay attention to every detail. There’s nobody around to run through a checklist with us. So every time you pull the camera out of the bag, clean the lens. I know it sounds silly, but we get […]

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Essential QuickTip #6: Stick These In Your Ears

WASHINGTON, 18 NOVEMBER 2010 — I can’t tell you how many of my backpack journalism students lose critical visual and audio information because they are not connected to their characters with headphones. Once your character is out of sight and you are not listening to him/her over the wireless microphone, you’ve cut yourself off not […]

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Former Bush Press Secretary Criticizes Media

WASHINGTON, DC, 5 November 2010 — Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino (right) spent much of last night’s discussion criticizing U.S. media for alleged misbehavior. I found this absolutely extraordinary, coming from a person who worked for George W. Bush, the president who misled the country into what many consider the greatest single catastrophe […]

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Backpack Journalism Workshop Winner #3

WASHINGTON, DC, 29 October 2010 — The video voted Number 3 most popular during our recent Backpack Journalism Workshop With Bill Gentile in Washington, DC, was “Coffee Cultures,” by American University Professor Simon Nicholson. You can watch it on my Vimeo channel, Backpack Journalist. Or you can watch it on my YouTube channel.

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Backpack Journalism Workshop 9-12 December at Maryland Public TV

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 October 2010 — Maryland Public Television (MPT) will host a Backpack Journalism Workshop With Bill Gentile on Thursday 9 December through Sunday 12 December. You can see the MPT ad on YouTube, or visit the MPT web site for more information.

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Backpack Journalism Workshop Winner #2

WASHINGTON, DC, 27 OCTOBER 2010 — The video voted Number 2 most popular of the recent Backpack Journalism Workshop is “Walls,” by Skye Wheeler. You can watch “Walls” here on my Vimeo channel, “Backpack Journalist.” You can also watch it here on my YouTube channel.

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