Backpack Video Journalism on Fast Track at USA TODAY

WASHINGTON, DC, 14 June 2011 — I am one of numerous American University faculty members presenting at USA TODAY on new technologies, techniques and social media. Leaders at the newspaper understand the importance of keeping apace with these ever-changing forces that impact our profession on a daily basis. My presentations focus on backpack video journalism […]

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Backpack Journalist Gets to the Roots of “Concrete Tomato”

WASHINGTON, DC, 12 June 2011 — Daniel Sadicario teaches English at the prestigious MICDS in St. Louis, Missouri. He, and the institution for which he works, understand the power and the promise of visual communication. A grant obtained through MICDS enabled Dan to attend my 2-5 June 2011 Backpack Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC, and […]

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Backpack Journalist Explores Iraq Aftermath

WASHINGTON, DC, 9 June 2011 — In this powerful, deeply personal film, Sam Slosberg examines the struggle of one man whose brother, a Marine Corps sergeant, returned from Iraq with multiple ailments that eventually claimed his life and forever changed the lives of his extended family. Sam was a participant in my 2-5 June 2011 […]

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Backpack Journalists at Work

WASHINGTON, DC, 3 June 2011 — Daniel Sadicario uses the versatility of a portable, hand-held digital camera to capture effective images of a Washingtonian man working his garden in the nation’s capital. Dan is one of five participants at the Backpack Journalism Workshop With Bill Gentile in Washington, DC. Above, workshop Kate Fenner interviews her […]

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Backpack Journalist Meets Rich and Famous at Ben’s Chili Bowl

WASHINGTON, DC, 3 June 2011 — Check out Lee Poston (right) a participant in my Backpack Journalism Workshop, who ran into Joe Montegna while shooting a documentary at the famous Ben’s Chili Bowl in the nation’s capital. Lee says Joe was “incredibly gracious, warm and friendly — and hungry.” (Photo courtesy of Joe Montegna Family.)

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Backpack Journalism Workshop at Ben’s Chili Bowl

WASHINGTON, DC, 3 June 2011 — Lee Poston (above center)  interviews visitors at Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, DC, while working on a documentary about the historic restaurant. It was Poston’s second day of shooting during the four-day Backpack Journalism Workshop With Bill Gentile in Washington, DC. WASHINGTON, DC, 3 June 2011 — Sam Slosberg […]

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