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William Gentile

Journalist in Residence
School of Communication

  • Additional Positions at AU

    DIrector, Foreign Correspondence Network
    Director, Backpack Journalism Project
  • Bill Gentile is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. He is an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker at American University, where he brings 30 years of field experience and professional contacts to the next generation of communicators. In 2008, Gentile traveled with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province. The film he produced and shot, Afghanistan: The Forgotten War, was broadcast by NOW on PBS. Later in the year he shot and produced a story on America’s nursing shortage, also broadcast on PBS. In December C-SPAN broadcast, The White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home, on which he worked as Documentary Consultant. Gentile teaches Photojournalism, Foreign Correspondence and Backpack Documentary.

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  • McKinley - 230

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Partnerships & Affiliations


  • Spring 2015

    • HNRS-040 University Honors Study/Travel: Nicaragua
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    • HNRS-300 Honors Collqm in Arts & Hum: Nicaragua: Unfinished Revol
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