Prof. Frankie Edozien
Prof. Frankie Edozien joins the faculty as director of the Ghana ‘Reporting Africa’ program. He is a journalist who honed his skills writing about government, health and cultural issues for a variety of publications. His work has appeared in The Times (UK), Vibe magazine, Out Traveler, Blackaids.org, The Advocate, and more.
Edozien was an award-winning New York Post reporter for 15 years, and its City Hall Reporter from 1999-2008 where he was the lead writer on legislative affairs. He covered crime, courts, labor issues and human services public health and politics, reporting from around the country and abroad for the paper.
In 2001, he co-founded the AFRican Magazine and continues to serve as the editor-in-chief. He has traveled around the world reporting on the impact of HIV/AIDS particularly among Africans and is a 2008 Kaiser Foundation fellow for Global Health Reporting.
Edozien holds a BA from NYUís journalism school and a selection of his work is available on www.edozien.net.Stories contributed by Prof. Edozien’s students:
“The View from Ebbets Field, 60 Years After Jackie Robinson Broke the Color Barrier” Many talk of those who paved the way for Obama by Cannon Kinnard
“Fighting A Curse in Ghana” Before they can treat HIV, health authorities have to figure out who has it by Alex Cotton
“I Think I Know Now What it Feels Like When We Were Emancipated” Brooklyn African-Americans from all walks of life jubilate by Cannon Kinnard
“How Middle East Funding Brings Conservative Islam to Ghana” And creates rifts with local Muslims by Samantha Bryson