I leave today for two weeks in Kampala, a trip I've been looking forward to since I left Uganda 15 months ago. While there, I'll be doing research for a professor at Columbia University as part of my master's program in Economic and Political Development.
The research includes a survey of African journalists in Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda who have received training in business/economic reporting. The goal is to contribute to a better understanding of the effect that journalism training has had on the media climate in these countries and on the careers of the journalists who did the training. We will share our work with the NGO and donor community, particularly the Revenue Watch Institute
, to help them develop future journalism training programs and improve the ones they have.
I've contacted many of the blogren directly to ask if they know of anyone who has had substantial training in economics/business journalism (at least 4 weeks) from places like the Reuters Foundation, BBC Trust, Cardiff, IIJ or ICFJ who might be willing to be interviewed. I have a great list of names, but I wanted to throw out an open call:
If you or anyone you know is interested in participating, leave a comment below or e-mail me
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