The summer program in South Africa offers students an opportunity to produce journalistic and documentary narrative, a body of photographic work or to conduct research. The production option will allow students to experience what it would be like to work as a foreign correspondent in South Africa. 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.
Awards in 2012 for South Africa stories
EPPYs (Editor and Publisher)
Finalist for Best College/University Investigative or Documentary Report
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Society of Professional Journalists – Region 1
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)
- Study topics ranging from mass media, social media and the rapidly changing political, social, cultural and economic issues in post-Apartheid South Africa
- Produce weekly journalistic stories and a longer documentary project
- Take classes in communications or journalism with a focus on news and documentary production or a focus on media research
- Live in the trendy Melville neighborhood, of the northwestern suburbs of Johannesburg, where journalists, artists, students and musicians frequent the many sidewalk cafes ad restaurants
- Visit historical Apartheid museums, World Heritage sites and media organizations based in Johannesburg
Check out this interview with South Africa alum, Nick Peterson!
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