Betz is a journalist and media consultant now based in Accra,
Ghana who joins the Rwanda Initiative with additional support
Before starting her own consultancy, Betz taught
broadcast journalism for six years at the University of Central
Florida, where she also launched the award-winning student-run
radio station WNSC (now WGKN).
She was in Butare late last year to assist in
the training of student journalists and the launch of a new
community radio station, Radio Salus at the National University
Michelle's professional experience includes
segment producing for the CBC network television morning show.
She also assisted with the coverage of the 1994 Winter Olympics
in Norway and worked in the London bureau of CTV.
She continues to freelance for the Globe and
Mail, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Today and CBC Radio. Michelle
has also conducted training for National Public Radio's Next
Generation Radio Project, the Voice of America, the Center
for Development Communication (United Nations Population Fund)
and WORL Radio.
In 2003 she was awarded a Knight International
Press Fellowship and spent four months working in Rwanda.
Betz graduated from Carleton’s Master
of Journalism program in 1994.
Through the Rwanda Initiative, Michelle will
be working with Radio Salus in Butare during March and April.