Yahoo! news correspondent and backpack journalist Kevin Sites will be speaking at the J-School Thursday night, and I’ll be webcasting the event. Watch it here, 7pm pacific time.
Sites has spent the past five years covering global war and disaster for several national networks. Sites helped pioneer solo journalism, working completely alone, traveling, and reporting without a crew. As a solo journalist (“SoJo”), Sites carries a backpack of portable digital technology to shoot, write, edit, and transmit multimedia reports.
Check out his reflections on his first year in the “hot zone,” covering every major global conflict. The talk should be fascinating.
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