Thoughts you had during Backpack Journalism 2016

“I don’t know you, but I’m about to be with you everyday for the next five weeks. Let’s be friends.”

Creighton Backpack Journalism group 2016 on day one.
Creighton Backpack Journalism group 2016 on day one.

“I have no idea how to work this camera. Maybe if we take a selfie with it, it will look like we do.” 

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“We’re really doing this. Turn down for what?”

Carol: Known for her admirable skill behind the wheel and stellar dance moves.
Carol: Known for her admirable skill behind the wheel and stellar dance moves.

Arrived in Nogales: “Wow. We’re here. Now what?”

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“How many people does it take to set up an interview?”

Members of the CU backpack team set up cameras for an interview.
Members of the CU backpack team set up cameras for an interview.

“Shoot. My Spanish isn’t as good as I thought it was.”

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Maria Watson sheepishly smiles at the camera.

“That’s okay. Sometimes silence speaks louder than words.”

Lil John showing us the migrant trail.
John, a migrant activist, took us on a migrant path in the desert.

“Wait. We need to be up at 4 a.m.?”

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Cat looks confused.

“Worth it.”

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Sunrise in Nogales.

“Did you say burritos?”

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John O’Keefe peers over his glasses.

“What’s that? You’re full? No worries, I got you!”

Mathew points to the camera.
Mathew points to the camera.

*Walks away from shooting b-roll* “This footage is Pulitzer worthy. I should quit my day job.”

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*Looks at footage on big screen* “How am I going to explain to Nico why all of this b-roll is out of focus?”

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Cat ponders into the distance.

“I’m so happy.”  

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Cat, Maria, Aly, Natalie and Maria smile.

“Backpack Journalism 2016. We did it!”

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Maria holds tripod in the air motioning victory.

“This group of people is awesome. Hashtag blessed.”

Group picture of Backpack journalism crew and Daniela Vargas
The Backpack Journalism group with Daniela Vargas outside our home away from home.

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