University of Massachusetts
This report examines the effects and expectations of media in Rwanda today, specifically in reference to the New Times daily newspaper. I spent one month interning with the New Times as a news writer, spending approximately 45 to 50 hours a week with the institution. Within this month, I was able to use both primary research and secondary research to analyze the role of media in Rwanda’s society today. Interviews with head editors of the New Times and conversations with paid journalists from the New Times provided me with much of the information specific to the news outlet, while desk research provided me with more of a background on general media. This research exposed the aims of the New Times and general media within Rwanda to oppose propaganda that may be harmful to societal views. It discusses history of media in Rwanda and the negative effects various types of media have on a society; and the challenges and aims of today’s Rwandan media in addressing the context of a post-genocide society.
African History | African Studies | Civic and Community Engagement | Film and Media Studies | Information Literacy | Journalism Studies | Mass Communication | Nonfiction | Reading and Language | Social Influence and Political Communication | Technical and Professional Writing
Snide, Rhiannon, "Analysis of Media in Rwanda: Internship with the New Times" (2016). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. 2432.
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