“Triggering” Distress Among Readers

The W&L journalism group sat in on a lecture today in an honors class at the University of the Witwatersrand for members of its student newspaper, the Vuvuzela. The lecturer, Professor Franz Kruger, gave a presentation to the class on ethics. He focused on the four pillars of ethical journalism identified by the Poynter Institute in Florida, as well as a test of public interest. … Continue reading “Triggering” Distress Among Readers

What’s In A Name?

Liliesleaf Farm tour guide Tracey Mmabjala Kutso Rapelego explains how opponents of Apartheid hid from police in the early 1960s. Photo by Mohini Tangri The walls are covered with the colored drawings of children. There are cards, notes and pictures, all written to honor Nelson Mandela, the first post-apartheid president of South Africa. During our tour yesterday, we visited Liliesleaf Farm where Mandela and other political leaders hid … Continue reading What’s In A Name?