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WASHINGTON, DC, 26 March 2017 — American University’s School of Communication and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting co-hosted an exciting, informative and much-needed presentation and panel discussion titled, “Women In Conflict.” From left to right, Cassandra Vinograd, Natalie Keyssar and Hannah Allam, held the attention of a full-house crowd — in awe of their knowledge, their poise and their presentations — for more than an hour and a half. They told students, colleagues, working professionals, and the general public how to stay safe while covering conflict abroad — and at home.
(Photos by Danielle Criss.)

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WASHINGTON, DC, 25 March 2017 — Join us tomorrow, Sunday 26 March, for this important event. This panel is free and open to the public. Please RSVP HERE.

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MEXICO CITY, 8 March 2017 — This is a screen grab from video shot in Mexico City on Wednesday 8 March 2017 by American University graduate teaching assistant Matt Cipollone for the pilot, “Freelancers” film. Gerardo Carrillo (L) is a long-time friend and colleague from my days working and living in Central America. We both were freelancers at the time. He later founded the Associated Press (AP) video unit in Mexico City. Journalists like Gerardo often are sources of critical information and support for people like me, when I travel to foreign countries and work, once again, as a freelancer. Gerardo is seen here covering a march on International Women’s Day on Avenida de la Reforma in the Mexican capital. #BillGentileFreelancersFilms

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WASHINGTON, DC, 20 March 2017 — Join us this Sunday 26 March for a presentation and panel featuring three journalists — all women — about their coverage of some of the toughest stories on earth.

This event is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-conflict-panel-at-american-university-tickets-32663429196?aff=es2

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

— Bill Gentile

 

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reduced-final-revised-3-march-2017WASHINGTON, DC, 3 March 2017 — I’m delighted to announce these details regarding this year’s AU-Pulitzer Center International Reporting Fellowships. These are extraordinary opportunities for students seeking to work overseas.

As the mainstream media pull back from foreign coverage, it is organizations like the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting which are filling the void.

For an application form, click here: http://www.american.edu/…/j…/Pulitzer-Center-Fellowships.cfm

Please contact me with questions.

Bill Gentile

billgentile@billgentile.com

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WASHINGTON, DC, 25 January 2016 — Dominic Bracco II, a freelance photojournalist and writer based in Mexico City, addresses a crowd at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in the nation’s capital.

From his web site: “Dominic Bracco II explores the effects of global economics on local communities. Although he works internationally, Dominic’s work often returns to document the effects of Mexican and North American policies on the Texas / Mexico border region where he was raised. He has degrees in journalism and Spanish literature from The University of Texas at Arlington. Past clients include Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and Smithsonian Magazine. Dominic is also a founding member of the collective Prime. He is based in Mexico City.”

Dominic is one of many young, multi-talented freelance journalists filling the void left by mainstream media organizations pulling back from coverage overseas.

A couple of students from my Foreign Correspondence class and I attended Dominic’s presentation. Well worth the effort.

(Photos by Bill Gentile)

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HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Cubans head for home after participating in a parade honoring the country’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces. Thousands of Cubans gathered in the Plaza de la Revolucion for the event.

Later in the day, while reviewing the images I made during the parade, I showed the pictures to a Cuban friend. This image is the last of the series that I’ve posted during the past several days. My friend looked at the people walking away from camera, and at the arrows painted on the street.

“Ah ha,” he said. “Moving forward and always to the left.”

(Photo by Bill Gentile)

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