Justice Baidoo on assignment in Ghana for JoyNews

Justice Baidoo is an award-winning news videographer and producer who supervises an eight-member team for Joy News, one of Ghana’s most influential broadcasters.

Baidoo will work on the staff of the new television news operation at the Los Angeles Times.

At Joy News, Baidoo produces news content for radio, TV and online platforms. His multimedia stories focus on issues including health, climate change, environmental problems and food security.

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.