Shout Out on Kobre Channel

WASHINGTON, 21 May 2010 — The June 24-27 Backpack Journalism Workshop in San Francisco got a nice shout out by Ken Kobre on his visual journalism blog. Ken is a well-known figure in the world of photojournalism and visual communication. His book, “Photojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach,” which I’ll be using this fall at American University, […]

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Epigmenio Ibarra: The First Backpack Journalist

MEXICO CITY, 4 MAY 2010 — It’s an honor to be in Mexico City, with Epigmenio Ibarra, helping to inaugurate the Mexican Foundation for Investigative Journalism. During and after the panel discussion that we led, I discussed the craft of backpack journalism, or what some refer to as video journalism, with some of the attendants. […]

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Former AU Grad Student Posts Story About Thai Sex Workers on VJMovement

WASHINGTON, 17 April 2010 — Former American University graduate student David Coffey posted this story about sex workers in Thailand on the video journalism site, VJMovement. A graduate of American University’s School of Communication (SOC), Coffey last year received the first Backpack Journalism Foreign Internship given by the SOC and the Associated Press (AP). He […]

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