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Tue January 19, 2010
KC Star Reporter Works In Africa
Kansas City, Mo. – It's easy to become accustomed to the American brand of journalism, with its steady diet of 24/7 news, and newspapers competing with the web for readers. Kansas City Star wire editor Greg Moore recently got a taste of another culture of journalism. He spent several weeks in Kenya and Uganda, working with local reporters there.
Moore's trip is part of a journalist exchange program, sponsored by the Kansas City Star. For the past three years, the Star has exchanged journalists with some African newspapers in partnership with the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships.
This year, the exchange began at the Star with a residency by Rodney Muhumuza, a senior political reporter at the Daily Monitor in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross spoke with Muhumuza in June.
Soon after Rodney Muhumuza returned to Uganda, the Kansas City Star's Greg Moore followed him to both Uganda and Kenya. He recently returned, and then came by KCUR to tell Susan B. Wilson about what it's like to be journalist in those countries.