Welcome to the English-language homepage of the FAMU-Shantou 2010 FIFA World Cup student journalism internship project. That’s quite a mouthful, but it does sum up what this page is all about and who we are. We’d like to invite you to enjoy the features and news you will be finding on this page. By the time the World Cup starts on June 11, you will start to see fresh material every day: Stories about the World Cup, and stories about everyday life in South Africa, in many different formats. For instance, one day there may be a link to a podcast about South African jazz, and another day there might be a photo essay about a women’s collective for victims of domestic abuse. Or a video on what South African schoolkids today learn about the apartheid years. There will be video, audio and photo galleries, as well as printed stories about World Cup personalities and other interesting things we encounter during our six-week stay in South Africa.
The English pages are being produced by five students and one recent graduate of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University, a historically black institution in Tallahassee, Florida, in the United States. These six “FAMU Rattlers” are working together with six students from Shantou University in Guangdong Province, China, who will provide similar content in Chinese for the project. The link to our Chinese partners’ website is under the links menu on this page.
It’s an exciting time and an exciting project, and we hope you enjoy our work, and follow the events of the 2010 FIFA World Cup right here with us!