Thursday, May 28, 2009

cook islands news | journalism professor to visit rarotonga

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Tuesday 26: A journalism professor and freelance writer will visit Rarotonga next month to learn about organic farming and aquaculture with Teava Iro and Tap Pryor of the Titikaveka Growers Association.
Susan Weill plans to write an extensive feature story about the award-winning efforts of the TGA, one of only 20 winners worldwide of a 2009 SEED Award for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development.
She also plans to do some voluntary work at Cook Islands News where one of her projects will be to help compile a 'style book' for journalism.
The prestigious SEED Award, a program funded by the United Nations, "recognises innovation in local, environmentally-responsible and sustainable entrepreneurship".
Weill has taught undergraduate and graduate courses since 2002 in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University where she is a tenured associate professor.
Prior to that, she taught at Jackson State University, Mississippi State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She holds a doctorate in communication from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Her research interests relate to race and gender in the media and environmental issues. She conducted research in Germany as an American Council on Germany Fellow and taught in Jamaica and Canada as a Fulbright Scholar.
Weill has worked as a print and broadcast journalist, an editor and a freelance writer for nearly 40 years. She is the author of a book, 'In a Madhouse's Din: Civil Rights Coverage by Mississippi's Daily Press, 1948-1968.' - MW
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