One of the things I did during university was get elected chairman of the student newspaper the Charlatan – some people play sports, I worked on student finances.With a world class journalism program, the charlatan enjoyed a diverse group of aspriring student journalists and I had the privilege of working with them. Today, many of them are in the ‘real’ field of journalism so I get some of the best dinner conversations going. And recently I was out with Katie Lewis and a friend. Her travels to Africa last year were cataloged in her personal blog.This year after wining Canada’s Goff Penny Memorial Prizes for Young Canadian Journalists for her previous stories on Africa. Shortly she’ll be off again to Africa to Uganda and cover both Africa good and bad sides. As she now works for the Ottawa Citizen her blog has moved there for the duration of her trip. Should be a good read. I encourage all to add it to their aggregator.