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About janetkolodzy

Janet Kolodzy is a Professor of Journalism at Emerson College, Boston, MA. After a career as a print and broadcast journalist, she has been teaching about the practice of convergence journalism, which encourages the use of a mix of media storytelling tools to help journalists inform audiences.

From baboons to warthogs, animals are aplenty in South Africa

Sept. 6, 2014 My time in South Africa has allowed me to see and interact with animals I had only previously seen in books or at zoos. And of course,  I encountered a few species in grocery store meat counters … Continue reading

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A snow-covered Hogsback lures South African “snowbirds”

Sept. 1, 2014 In the U.S., people who flee New England snow in the winter for Florida are nicknamed snowbirds.   But in South Africa, where snow is rare, I witnessed a different type of snowbird: the ones who flock … Continue reading

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Makana government inspires “rainbow coalition” of protest

August 27-28, 2014 Municipal employees who face sporadic paydays, black and white residents who still don’t have running water and township folks who are fed up with the failure to deliver on a 20-year-old promise of housing converged on City Hall … Continue reading

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Getting water the old-fashioned way by bucket or jug

August 27, 2014 The Makana Municipality decided to provide Rhodes University and Grahamstown folk with a blast from the past with a running water outage starting last weekend. So let’s count this as Day 5 of the shutdown due to electronic pumping … Continue reading

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The elephants of Addo warrant the term “awesome”

August 14, 2014 My second trip to Addo Elephant National Park proved to live up to all my expectations. To find the elephants, you can’t go too early or too late, especially in winter.

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The early bird catches the rare lion

August 14, 2014 While seeing elephants was the No. 1 aim of my trip to Addo Elephant National Park, about a 100-minute drive from Grahamstown, I knew that the park also featured some of the other big five African game … Continue reading

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The gut-wrenching link to Marikana and Missouri

August 16, 2014 Today marks the two-year anniversary when a “police action” led to 34 miners being shot to death at a strike in Marikana, South Africa and the end of a week or more of “police action” that left a … Continue reading

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