The Murrow Backpack
The Murrow Backpack Journalism project enlists smart, dedicated and curious student-journalists to travel into some of the world's most remote regions to report on stories that count. These student-journalists are eye-witnesses to world events. They are on-scene where and when the news is being made.
As a backpack journalist, students are outfitted with—and trained in the use of—the latest video, audio and web technology. They're sent into the field to create television, radio, web and print news reports which are disseminated to broadcast and print organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The journey begins here. This summer's Backpack Journalism trip to Cuba is May 12-23, 2014. Find out more here.
Student Reporting Highlights
Watch videos and slideshows of recent Backpack Journalism expeditions:
Read highlights from the Spring 2014 semester
Read highlights of the Spring 2013 semester:
- Mindy Rossner reporting from Sri Lanka
- Rachael Trost reporting from China
- Stevee Chapman reporting from the Galapagos Islands
- Megan Garrity reporting from Guatemala
Read student reporting from around the world:
- Cuba (Summer 2013) >>
- Sri Lanka (Spring 2013) >>
- Guatemala (Spring 2013) >>
- Nicaragua (Fall 2012) >>
- Guatemala (Spring 2012) >>
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