It starts today. The 2018 Uganda Backpack Journalism crew begins the process of learning vid
eo, theology, blogging, journalism, filmmaking and — most importantly — about themselves.
We meet in class for the next week and leave for Uganda on May 31. We’ll be in Uganda — mostly northern Uganda — until June 18. Then we meet again in the Hitchcock Building to produce a rough cut of the film.
The process is one of constant discovery as students learn about the cameras and group dynamics and the personalities of the three professors. In Uganda, we all will be stretched to work to tell the stories we find there. It’s a journey I’m privileged to be a part of and one I’ve looked forward to since 2016 Arizona.
Our last Backpack Journalism trip to Uganda was in 2012. As part of that trip, I planted a tree, thanks to our generous hosts there. I hope it has grown as much as I have since then.