Africanist Press Flexes Influence and Readership

Africanist Press, an online news and opinion website co-founded and co-edited by graduate student Joshua McDermott, has been gaining influence and readership in recent months, with articles and journalistic revelations published on the site garnering headlines, political responses, and re-prints in newspapers in a number of West African countries including Gambia, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The site regularly receives over a thousand views per day, with readership concentrated around West Africa.

The Africanist Press focuses on defending press freedoms and exposing corruption.