Fun, Talent and emotions were captured at the 3 days spent at the Inter University Media Challenge at the University of Kisubi.
This Annual programme organized by the Media Challenge Initiative with support from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, DW Akademie, US Mission to Uganda and the Office of the Prime Minister. It aims at equipping Journalism students with hands-on skills in usage of Smartphone to report and explains audio-visual stories that create change in society.
This disruptive technology known as mobile journalism reporting is widely adopted in the newsrooms around the world. Students were able to train in youth participatory radio on the second day.
This involved the students learning how to engage their audience in their radio presentation as well as coming up with mini features on a topic of individual choice.
The third day was dedicated to live auditions in news anchoring and news reporting in English and Luganda.
The students had a chance to present in the one minute of fame category and the radio features entirely produced with elements like Vox pops and interviews were played. Constructive feedback was shared by the judges of the day and we hope the students learnt from this mobile newsroom.
The Inter-University Media Challenge is the first phase of the NextGen Journalist Program that aims at building the next generation of journalists in Uganda and beyond Africa.
The Dean faculty of Social Sciences and Psychology was represented by the Dr. Kiyingi Pio the Head of Social Sciences.
In his remarks Dr. Pio applauded the media Challenge Initiative for giving University Students opportunity to new technologies and encouragement for self express, Emphasizing that it’s through such technologies and challenges that journalism will experience unique and reliable content for public consumption.
For that the University is committed to supporting the Journalism Department in every way possible.