Poynter president on why they’re hosting African journalists when USF St. Pete would not

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This week the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg decided to rescind its invitation to a group of African journalists because of student and faculty fears of Ebola; but the nearby Poynter Institute decided to host the journalists instead.

To find out what was behind those decisions and how the media is covering the Ebola outbreak, WMNF spoke with Tim Franklin, president of the Poynter Institute.

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