Dave Mayers is a multimedia journalist and teacher based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He regularly contributes to The New York Times and CBS’s SmartPlanet. He has reported from the U.S., South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Kenya.
Dave has taught journalism and visual storytelling at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, the honors journalism program at the University of the Witwatersrand and most recently in a donor-funded program across seven township and government high schools in Johannesburg.
Dave is also the co-owner of One Way Up Productions, a Johannesburg-based multimedia production and training company that has worked regularly with a number of local and international corporate and nonprofit clients.
He holds a Master’s of Science in Journalism from Columbia University and Bachelor’s Degrees in History and English from St. John’s University.
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