Backpack Journalist Visits Photojournalism Class

WASHINGTON, DC, 7 October 2010 – I was pleased but not surprised. Not even when she dropped me e-mail messages or phoned from places like Kabul or Kashmir. I became accustomed to it. To her success, that is. I knew Rebecca Byerly would be successful the first time I met her. She came to my […]

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Backpack Journalism: What It Takes

WASHINGTON, 14 September 2010 — Now that we’ve defined backpack journalism, again, the next question might be, “So what does it take to be a backpack journalist?” Here are the requirements, not necessarily in order of importance. I’ve blogged about this before, and have somewhat altered what I believe is “the right stuff” of backpack […]

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Extreme Weather Bag Nearly Complete

NEWINGTON, VA, 9 September 2010 — I stopped by the offices of Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI) last week to check on the Bill Gentile Extreme Weather Bag that I’m designing in conjunction with CEI engineers and executives. In the picture above, CEI Executive Vice President John Wesley Nash (R) looks on as I test the […]

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When Photojournalists Become Backpack Journalists

WASHINGTON, DC, 8 September 2010 — I participated in a conversation with bloggers on Rosenblum TV recently, which you may find interesting. Below see a version of my post about the transition from photojournalism to backpack journalism: Photojournalists have difficulty making the transition to video partly because they’ve spent so much of their professional lives […]

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“I Can Smell Their Bodies”

WASHINGTON, 7 September 2010 – This is an exciting time to be a journalist, especially a backpack journalist. For the first time in the history of mankind, we have the power to “talk” with people everywhere, at any time, in a language that is universal. The visual language. We can share our own experience and […]

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Colin Mulvany Weighs in on Backpack Journalism at Newspapers

WASHINGTON, 18 June 2010 — The essay by Colin Mulvany, a member of the Board of Advisors of our Backpack Journalism Project, is a valuable contribution to our craft, to aspiring backpack journalists and to anyone working at a newspaper who manages, trains or supervises backpack journalists. See the essay here. Colin details his experience […]

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