Kizito joins international journalists to cover Trump’s first 100 days in office
The Ashanti Regional reporter of the Business and Financial Times newspaper, Kizito Cudjoe, joins 11 other journalists from around the world to cover the ‘First Hundred Days’ of the Donald Trump’s administration, in US.
Kizito’s visit forms part of a programme, being administered by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), headquartered in Washington D.C., with support from US Embassy posts around the globe dubbed “First Hundred Days Reporting Program.”
The programme will take Kizito to two states; Washington and Pennsylvania, to cover the Trump presidency’s first days in office and plans to deliver on his campaign promises.
He will also get the chance, to interact with government officials and politicians as well as some US media counterparts on post elections issues in parts of US while forging lasting working relationships.
Among the other topics for deliberations will also be issues on the economy, trade and immigration, and have the chance to interact with some working-class Americans; exposing some of their challenges and plans by the current administration to address them.
“The journalists will be hosted by newsrooms based in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Ohio,” running from 17 to April 25, 2017.
“The program will build on ICFJ’s successful “General Election Embed program,” which has brought journalists from around the world to cover the past three General Elections alongside their American counterparts.”
Kizito will spend about two weeks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, working with Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, a prominent local print media, before returning to Washington D.C. for the concluding part of the programmme.
It is expected that lessons and experiences acquired by these journalists would be applied to work back home, while also encouraged to Kizito’s invitation to participate in the programme was through the US Embassy Accra working in close partnership with ICFJ.
ICFJ is at the forefront of the news revolution, and have been empowering and engaging citizens with new technologies and best practices, for over 30 years. It has worked with over 96,000 media professionals and citizen journalists in more than 180 countries.