chapter  2
What It Means to Work Toward “Excellence” in African Journalism Education
ByGUY BERGER
Pages 15

This chapter sets out the history, process, and experience of an attempt to identify potential centers of excellence in journalism education in Africa. The methodology drew from journalism education systems in the United States, the United Kingdom and a number of French speaking countries, but also tried to identify the specifi cally African components in assessments of educational “excellence.” The project began in earnest in 2006, but, in truth, the ambition has a considerably longer history.