Backpack journalists

They wander form place to place, travelling to remote parts of the world, work alone, doing everything from writing, photography, video editing, to website construction themselves and then publish on the internet.

Meet the backpack journalists.

Often armed with lightweight laptops, satellite phones, inexpensive editing software and digital cameras, they are often up against the heavyweights of established organisations. But these people who can do it all — shoot video, write stories, and do radio on the side — are the journalists of the future, said John Schidlovsky, director of the Washington-based Pew Fellowship in International Journalism in an article in USA Today.

Read the account of a backpack journalist here.

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