Why Do So Many Good Journalists Leave Haiti? Knight Fellow Shares Her Insight

Feb 112012

When International Media Support, a nonprofit organization that works to improve conditions in developing nations, wanted to examine why Haiti struggles to find and keep journalists who can report on difficult conditions there, they turned to Knight International Journalism Fellow Kathie Klarreich.

Klarreich works with investigative reporting trainees in Haiti, particularly those interested in tracking the flow of aid funds following the January 2010 earthquake. She said lack of training and pay are two key areas that need to be addressed, but there have been notable signs of impact from the work her trainees have done.