|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 2016: June 13 – July 31, 2015 *tentative
Application Deadline: February 15
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.
Weeks Two-Five: In country
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)