VOA’s Creole Service has trained more than 100 Haitian journalists since 2008. Most recently, during the week of April 8-15, 2017, eight reporters from across Haiti traveled to VOA headquarters in Washington, DC for a series of workshops on cultural journalism, including VOA best practices.
VOA’s Creole Service, headed by Ronald Cesar, developed a curriculum that included “Techniques of Reporting on Cultural Issues,” “Writing Reports,” and “Preparing Stories for Broadcasting.”
The journalists visited several museums, galleries and cultural symbols, including the Newseum, National Museum of the American Indian, National Museum of African Art, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Library of Congress, National Gallery of Art, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Holocaust Memorial Museum, Folger Shakespeare Library, U.S. State Department, George Washington University, Smithsonian Institution, National Endowment for the Arts, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Shakespeare Theater Company.
Gaëlle Bien Aime
Radio Ibo, Port-au-Prince
Ticket Magazine/Visa FM, Port-au-Prince
Télévision Nationale d’Haiti, Port-au-Prince
Le National, Port-au-Prince
Inrico Dangelo Neard
Radio Tele Caraibes, Port-au-Prince
Radio Tele Express/Jacmel
Magik 9, Port-au-Prince
Dieulermesson Petit Frere
Le Nouvelliste, Port-au-Prince
The VOA workshop was supported by the U.S. Department of State through its embassy in Haiti.