Looks like I won’t be spending any quality time with Nick Kristof anytime soon. Casey Parks, a j-school grad student at the University of Missouri, won the trip to Africa with the New York Times columnist to report/blog/videoblog for NYT and MTV.
And you won’t just be watching. I want you to report as well – probably in a Web log or video blog on the New York Times Web site, maybe in some other way. I’m open to other ideas as well, but I want you to convey reactions to what we encounter to the Times audience. You won’t be practicing tourism, but journalism.
We’ll be traveling with Naka Nathaniel, who is legendary at The Times for his multimedia presentations on the Web. He often travels with me to produce video specials from my trips, and he’ll work with you as well on your presentations and help you file them by satellite phone.