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Generally, my interest [in journalism] stemmed from how much influence communication has on society. Someone once said,'all world problems are communication problems.' This is true. From pandemics to wars to conflicts to misunderstandings, there is a communication perspective to their solutions. Journalism for me, is about solving problems in communities and making humanity better.

Nathaniel Godwin
Journalism graduate student from Kaduna, Nigeria

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