chapter  6
The Limits to Foreign Funded Journalism Training in Africa
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Journalism training is a growing concern in the developing world. A part of public diplomacy during the cold war (Wrenn, 2009; chapter 5), it has expanded as the media have grown, as organizations have sought to provide journalism training as part of their public relations and outreach efforts and in some cases in response to frustration with low-quality journalism. Figures for total spending on journalism training are not available but an estimated $1 billion is spent on media assistance each year by non-US organizations (Becker, 2005).