As I grew up, I saw my dad practice journalism, and that is how my dream to become a journalist started. I have always wanted to be a journalist and a very good one at that. For me and my family, it was therefore not a surprise when, as a 6-year-old growing up, I was in charge of keeping all the family’s newspapers in the house.
As a high school student, my articles flooded national newspapers especially the column for students, while I won one writing competition or another. I was also a part of a television talk show for students in high school.
At the Ghana Institute of Journalism I earned a diploma, comparable to an associate’s degree in the U.S., and completed a bachelor’s degree in December. I have been involved in the school’s newspaper, the Communicator as a columnist, and the school’s television, called GIJ TV. It is always a nice experience.
I was an intern at the state broadcaster Ghana Television in Accra, where I met a lot of Ghana’s most celebrated and experienced broadcast journalists. I could not have had a better launch pad into a career I am so crazy about than an international internship such as the Semester in Washington Program.
This will certainly be an experience of a lifetime. For me, it will be how I tell and write stories from Capitol Hill, the White House and the Supreme Court and relate events there from the African perspective to Africa and the world at large. Let’s see how it goes.
WASHINGTON - Sixty years after the end of the Korea War, Father Emil J. Kapaun, a chaplain with the U.S. Army’s 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry was honored with a posthumous Medal of Honor at the White House on Thursday.