The 2019 program will take place Sunday, May 26 – Saturday, July 6, 2019 and is open to mature intermediate to advanced undergraduates willing to undertake six weeks of rigorous reporting schedules. Journalistic Inquiry: The Written Word (JOUR-UA 50) is a prerequisite.
Undergraduate students take two courses during the summer program in Ghana, both of which count as electives for the journalism major. NYU Journalism graduate students may participate in an independent study program with the consent of their program chair.
For more information, including the application form, please log in to the Student Center on Albert or visit the NYU page.
Looking for study abroad funding resources? The Dean’s Opportunity Fund for Study Away is a scholarship for CAS matriculated students participating in a CAS Summer Abroad program, like Journalism in Ghana. Please visit this link or email Nicole Kozlowski for more information.
Journalism in Ghana Promo from Max Gorden on YouTube.
NYU Reporting in Africa Program from Phil Molnar on Vimeo.
Recent projects by prior participants:
- “The Artist Critiquing Voting Systems through Performance Art” by Mariana Fernandez
- “Meet the Passionate Artists Who Are Building An Animation Industry in Ghana” by Daniel Paez
- “Ghana’s First Microbrewery Is Changing the Way Beer Is Made in Africa” by Louise Matsakis
- “How Ghana’s Biggest Slum Copes With Climate Change-Fueled Floods” by Mariana Fernandez
- “In Ghana, Women and ‘Market Queens’ Dominate the Economy” by Maggie O’Neill
- “Taking Radio to the People in Ghana” by Libby Cathey
- “If You Have AIDS, All Others Around You Will Be Stigmatized” by Katelyn Israelski
- “Ghana: Raising Future Boxing Champions” by Mohamed Najid Bin Mohamed Sultan
- “The Business of Fashion: Out of Africa and Out of Ghana” by Madison Back
- “Global Culinary Dreams” by Grace West
- “Am Acquired Taste” by David Garfinkel
- “Women in film fight to be seen” by Tim Kennedy
- “As the Old Gold Coast Discovers the Black Gold” by Adrian Fussell
- “Where Abortion is Illegal, Trying to Ease the Pain,” by Elana Roth
- “Ghana pursues national identity card,” by Daarel Burnette II
- “Fighting A Curse in Ghana,” by Alex Cotton
- “How Middle East Funding Brings Conservative Islam to Ghana,” by Samantha Bryson
- Africa Dispatch – A project of Reporting Africa
- “In Ghana, Internet Savvy Intensifies Scams,” by Carlos Cagin
- “Ghana Boosts Dressmaking to Create Jobs,” by Amy Ascherman
- “The Rise of “Afropolitan” Fashion,” by Erica Fisher
More projects can be found on LiveWire.
Prof. Frankie Edozien
Director, Reporting Africa
NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 992-7955