|South Africa Summer|
Internship: none, but strong emphasis on field work and/or research
The summer program in South Africa offers students an opportunity to produce journalistic and documentary narrative, a body of photographic work or South African-focused research. This program has a journalistic focus with the prime purpose of producing ‘news content.’ This production will be multimedia inclusive of audio, photographs, text and video. The production/equipment format will focus on use of mobile media. The production option will allow students to experience what it would be like to work as a foreign correspondent in South Africa. The program can accommodate students who do not have a journalism/production background such, as students interested in pursuing term-paper-style research. However, that research must have a journalism-media focused topic that takes advantage of being in-country. The research option will provide students an opportunity to conduct research on a range of topics related to mass media, communication technologies, politics, culture and economics in post-apartheid South Africa. In addition to these production and research projects, students contribute to an award-winning collective social media site throughout the program.
South Africa Summer
Summer 2015: June 15 – July 31, 2015 *tentative
Application Deadline: March 1
Seven Week Program Layout
Week One: You will spend the first week on Temple’s campus attending orientation sessions which will include presentations on South African culture, history, and politics and instruction on multi-media production and reporting/research techniques and social media for reporters.
Week Two: During the second week students will engage in educational field trips to locations around Johannesburg where organizations and/or individuals will provide instructional, contextual or informational presentations. More information and details can be found on the South Africa student life page.
Week Three: Students will work on producing their own news content and will have the opportunity to hear from media experts during evening presentations.
Week Four: During the fourth week students will engage in educational field trips to locations around Cape Town where organizations and/or individuals will provide instructional, contextual or informational presentations. More information and details can be found on the student life page.
Week Five: The fifth week of the program and final week in South Africa students will work to finalize their production of assignments. This week will include a few presentations from experts in the evening along with program-end activities.
Weeks Six and Seven: Students will complete post-production and research projects at Temple University.
Journalism 3751: Foreign Studies in Journalism
SMC Faculty Director
None, but strong emphasis on field work and/or research
Housing in young, trendy neighborhoods (Melville in Johannesburg)
Tour of SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) and radio and television (news and drama) production studios
Pilanesburg game drive (safari)