Prue Clarke

Senior Executive Officer, Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism & Ideas

Prue Clarke is an international journalist and media development specialist whose reporting and commentary have appeared in the Washington Post, the Guardian, the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, NPR and the BBC. She created and led BBC Media Action radio programming during the Ebola crisis in West Africa and co-founded New Narratives, an NGO supporting independent and investigative journalism in Africa. Prue was Director of International Reporting at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. She started her career at ABC television in Australia and later reported in the New York bureau of the Financial Times. Prue was at New York’s World Trade Center during the September 11th 2001 terror attacks and covered the aftermath for the ABC and the FT.

Prue is speaking at

Nonprofits & New Models
September 27, 2019
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Room 2.015, HafenCity Universität (HCU)


  • Miraj Chowdhury (Speaker) Bangla editor/Head of program and communications, GIJN/Management and Resources Development Initiative (MRDI)
  • Werner Eggert (Speaker) Founding director, Interlink Academy
  • Prue Clarke (Speaker) Senior Executive Officer, Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism & Ideas
  • Sheila Coronel (Moderator) Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism


Media development is usually defined as foreign assistance to develop independent media in developing and transitioning countries. The field took off after Communism collapsed in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, and billions of dollars have been spent to foster a free press around the world.

Only recently have donors prioritized investigative journalism as an area for funding. But how well are those funds being spent? Are the models being used appropriate? Here are three veteran nonprofit managers with years in the field in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and West Africa.

French translation for this session is provided by CFI, the French media development organization.

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