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Keynote Speaker Bernardo Ruiz Talks About the Importance of Journalism at #AKPressClub

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Bernardo Ruiz gave the keynote address at the 2013 Alaska Press Club Conference – he spoke of his film Reportero which was shown on Friday at the conference. “Reportero follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for the media.”
Bernardo said that while he would not call himself a journalist but – “Journalism is at the heart of what I do.”
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From http://reporteroproject.com/
Bernardo Ruiz is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Mexico. He is the director/producer of American Experience: Roberto Clemente (PBS, 2008), winner of the ALMA Award for Outstanding Made for Television Documentary. He is the co-producer of The Sixth Section (P.O.V.), winner of the top short documentary prize at the 2003 Morelia International Film Festival in Mexico. As a director/producer for hire he has directed programs for PBS, MTV, the Discovery Networks, Travel Channel, Planet Green and the National Geographic Channel. In 2007, he founded Quiet Pictures in order to produce aesthetically innovative and socially relevant documentary films for all platforms.

Trailer from Reportero:

Video from Press Club and photo by Alaska Commons’ Zach D Roberts