New News Out of Africa : Uncovering Africa's Renaissance
Hunter-Gault attempts to answer the question, "What is Africa to Me?" as she explores the transformation of post-apartheid South Africa and the continent as a whole as it struggles towards democracy and towards a more stable position within global community. The book will emphasize Hunter-Gault's ideas about journalism, the challenges and responsibilities of reporting on Africa, the foreign media's role in representing Africa, and her reflection of what dangers her African collegaues face in their countries to report news from their homelands.
- Hardback | 192 pages
- 144.8 x 210.8 x 25.4mm | 340.2g
- 24 Aug 2006
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- frontispiece map
About Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Charlayne Hunter-Gault has been a journalist for more than 40 years and has worked in every journalistic medium. She has received numerous awards for her reporting in general, and specifically for her coverage of Africa. In 1985, she received broadcast journalism's highest award--a George Foster Peabody for her 1985 five-part MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour series, "Apartheid's People." Hunter-Gault earned another Peabody in 1998 for her overall coverage of Africa for National Public Radio. She also won awards for "Rights and Wrongs," a television newsmagazine reporting on human rights, which she anchored. Hunter-Gault has lived in Africa since 1997, working as Chief Africa Correspondent for National Public Radio, based in Johannesburg, and later as Johannesburg Bureau Chief for CNN, a position she held until 2005, when she left to pursue independent journalistic projects, including reporting on the continent for NPR as a special correspondent. She is also the author of In My Place, a personal memoir of the Civil Rights Movement and her own role in it as the first black woman to attend the University of Georgia.
a gripping read Karolin Schaps, New Statesman