Backpack Journalism and The Global Church
Wright, Wendy M.
What does Journalism have to do with Theology? In this program, program hosts John O’Keefe and Wendy Wright discuss a “Backpack Journalism” project at Creighton.|Backpack Journalism refers to the relatively recent phenomenon where high quality audio and video equipment can be easily transported in a small backpack, which dramatically decreases the cost and the complexity of creating multi-media journalism.|In 2010, O’Keefe and two colleagues from the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Carol Zuegner and Tim Guthrie, brought students to the Dominican Republic where they, the students, created the mini-doc Esperanza. This short film profiles the ministry of Roman Catholic deacon Pedro Almonte, who works in an extremely poor neighborhood built next to the city dump in Santiago.|In 2011, the course will travel to Uganda to chronicle the Church’s efforts to foster peace and reconciliation after 20 years of civil war.|For more information about the Backpack Journalism project at Creighton, please visit backpack.creighton.edu.
Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.
© 2011 John J. O’Keefe