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Jaron Gilinsky


Jaron Gilinsky is a pioneer of “backpack web video journalism” and a co-founder of Storyhunter, a Webby-nominated platform which empowers video journalists to tell the world’s most important, untold stories.  With just a backpack, video camera, microphone, and laptop, Jaron produced, filmed, edited feature documentaries and short video journalism stories from every world continent. His videos and writing have been featured in the New York Times, Time, PBS, Documentary International Magazine, Haaretz, Current TV, and CNN.  For much of the last decade he lived and worked in Israel and the Palestinian territories, where he taught video journalism as an adjunct university professor.  In between classes, Jaron covered uprisings, wars, and the occasional peace rally.  Last year, Jaron was honored with an Overseas Press Club award for Best Online Commentary for his coverage of the Arab Spring.  Now based in Brooklyn, Jaron is a full time Storyhunter who also enjoys surfing, soccer, and travelling off the beaten track.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, September 11

2:00pm PDT