Baidoo on assignment in Ghana for JoyNews

Justice Baidoo is an award-winning news videographer who works on documentaries for Joy News, one of Ghana’s most influential broadcasters.

Justice Baidoo

After training with the other Fellows at the Missouri School of Journalism, Baidoo began working on the staff of the new television news operation at the Los Angeles Times.

At Joy News, Baidoo’s multimedia stories focus on issues including health, climate change and food security. He is the recent winner of the Global Health Reporting contest from the International Center of Journalists.

His story on bad roads connecting farms in Ghana to markets won the Food Sustainability Media Award organized by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. He was selected to attend the Global Climate Reporting Program administered by the International Center for Journalists this year and was Ghana’s business journalist of the year in 2015 and 2016.

After a dilapidated school in rural Ghana collapsed and killed six children, “a series of stories I did moved the government and philanthropists to put up new structures for the entire community,” Baidoo said.

Baidoo is our second Food Security Fellow and will receive academic training along with hands-on training at MU and will spend a week at Danforth Plant Science Center. His fellowship is funded by friends and supporters of Alfred Friendly Press Partners.