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 radio and television in the UK, US, Canada and Australia.
Since 2004 Prue’s reporting has focused on Africa where she has covered war in eastern Congo and reconstruction, development, and business issues Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. In west Africa Prue has covered issues related to resources extraction, poverty, gender violence, post-war reconstruction and elections. She has won numerous reporting awards including the national Edward R. Murrow in the United States and a United Nations World Gold Medal.
Prue co-founded New Narratives and served as Executive Director overseeing all day-to-day operations as well as project conception, implementation, local and international partnerships, fundraising and communications. She spoke at conferences in the US, Africa and Europe and her opinion pieces on media development appeared in The Guardian, Reuters and the Mail and Guardian. Prue is now a Project Manager with BBC Media Action based in London. She manages media development projects in Africa. She has trained journalists in Ghana, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo and has consulted for governments, universities and NGOs on media strategies and development.
From 2009-2012 Prue was 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.
Early in her career Prue was a reporter with the New York bureau of the Financial Times newspaper and and a television news correspondent with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney and New York. She was at New York’s World Trade Center for the terrorist attacks in 2001 and covered the aftermath for the ABC.
Prue holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York where she was an “International Fellow” at the School of International and Public Affairs. She also holds a Master of International Relations and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.