Prue Clarke is an award winning journalist and media development specialist. Her reporting has appeared in Newsweek, the Guardian, the Financial Times, The Times of London, and on public television and radio in the U.S., Canada, the UK and Australia.
Since 2004 Prue’s reporting has focused on Africa where she has covered war-torn eastern Congo and AIDS-ravaged communities of central and eastern Africa. In west Africa Prue has covered issues related to development and mining in Ghana and elections and reconstruction in post-war Liberia. She has won numerous reporting awards including a national Edward R. Murrow and a UN Gold Medal.
Until her 2012 move to London Prue was also a Visiting Associate Professor at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism where she taught International Reporting, the Craft of Journalism, and Radio. She has trained journalists in Ghana, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo and has consulted for Journalists for Human Rights and the Revenue Watch Institute on media training programs in Africa.
Prue was a reporter with the Financial Times New York bureau from 2001–2003 and a television news correspondent with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney and New York from 1997–2003. She covered the September 11th attacks from the World Trade Center.
Prue holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University where she was an “International Fellow” at the School of International and Public Affairs. She also holds a Master of International Relations from the University of Sydney where she studied economics as an undergraduate.