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DAVE MAYERS is a freelance multimedia journalist, producer and journalism professor currently based in New York. He’a interested in telling stories from the developing world using video, text audio and motion graphics.

He started his career as a "new media" teaching assistant at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. In 2009 he moved to Johannesburg to teach at the University of the Witwatersrand and began working with The New York Times. He spent the next four years covering the change that gripped southern Africa.

He has reported from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Mozambique, Mexico and Cuba.