Jerelyn Eddings

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Jerelyn Eddings In 2002 she "joined Howard University's WHUT-TV as coordinator of the Howard University Television Africa Initiative, starting Jan. 1, the station announces.

"She succeeds Noluthando Crockett-Ntonga, the former Phyllis Crockett, who has returned to her home in Cameroon after serving as inaugural Africa coordinator last summer.

"Eddings covered Africa for the Baltimore Sun and U.S. News & World Report starting in 1990. From 1997 to 2001, she was Africa director of the Freedom Forum, coordinating media training and programs on press freedom from Cairo to Cape Town.

"Last year, she co-founded and directed the Foundation for African Media Excellence, based in Johannesburg, after the Freedom Forum media foundation announced it could no longer afford its international division, including its Africa office in Johannesburg.

""I will remain a director of FAME and of course I will always be co-founder, but we are in the process of finding a program manager who will continue the work in Johannesburg and elsewhere in Africa," Eddings told Journal-isms. "I still hold the title of executive director, but at our next directors' meeting, I will formally give up that title and we will install the new program manager."

"For WHUT, Eddings is to coordinate acquisitions of movies and television programs from African producers and distributors. She will also supervise production of Africa-related programming for WHUT." [1]

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  1. Advisory Board, Nieman Foundation, accessed June 11, 2008.