African at Noon – Feb 23, Brian Ekdale

Wednesday, 23 February, 2011

Creativity and Constraint in Advocacy Media Production in Nairobi’s Slums

Brian Ekdale
PhD Candidate
School of Journalism & Mass Communication
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Time and Location: 12:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI

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In Nairobi’s slums there are several organizations that train young residents in media production so that these youth can “tell their own stories.” This talk will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities these youth encounter when producing their films, documentaries, and news reports. In doing so, this talk will examine what it means to have a “story” and what factors restrict and enable the “telling” of that story.

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