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Reporting from Crisis Zones

Jay Melder

To launch our series of events on the concept of crisis, we are delighted to feature the work of Bill Gentile, journalist, filmmaker and professor at American University’s School of Communication on Wednesday, September 23 at 1:00 p.m. in the Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building 2nd floor. 

Bill Gentile is an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker teaching at American University in Washington, DC. His career spans three decades, five continents and nearly every facet of journalism and mass communication, most especially visual communication, or visual storytelling. He is the founder and director of American University’s Backpack Journalism Project. He is a pioneer of “backpack video journalism” and today he is one of the craft’s most noted practitioners. He is the author of the highly acclaimed “Essential Video Journalism Field Manual.” He engineered the School of Journalism’s 2015 partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and is the driving force behind that initiative.

To view some of Bill Gentile's work visit our Wordpress site.