Journalism Conferences

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR 2014

Date & Time: From 2015-01-05
To 2015-01-05
Description of Conference

Research Activity

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication, in collaboration Deutsche Welle Academie (Switzerland), carried out a Radio Listenership Survey in Nakuru County between 1st and 10th September 2014. Eight masters students and three lecturers participated in this survey.

Conferences

A Regional Conference to discuss the Status of Applied Media Research in East Africa was held between at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge from 11th to 14th November 2014. The School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Nairobi and Zurich University of Applied Sciences jointly organized the conference. It brought together participants from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Switzerland.

Training Workshops

  1. SoJMC and Zurich University of Applied Sciences organized a training workshop on Content Analysis for Radio Managers and or editors and Data Coders at the Imperial Hotel in Kisumu between 21st and 25th October 2014. The aim of the training was to develop a quality criterion for analyzing the program contents for DW sponsored Radio Station in Western Kenya.

  2. A Training Workshop on SPSS Software was held at Maanzoni Lodge between 9th and 11th December 2014. Participants were drawn from Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Switzerland. The aim of the workshop was to build capacity amongst members of Communications Network.

  3. A follow up Training Workshop on Proposal Writing followed up. It was held at Maanzoni Lodge between 16th and 18th December 2014. Participants were drawn from Tumaini University in Tanzania, National University of Rwanda, Moi University, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Multimedia University of Kenya, Technical University of Kenya, Uganda Christian University, USIU-K, and the University of Nairobi, School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Some of the notable speakers during this workshop included Dr Wambui Kiai (Director, SoJMC), Mary Okello (Director, FORD Foundation), Prof Wanjiku Kabira (Director, AWSC).

  4. Dr. Ndeti Ndati represented the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in a CARTA Supervisors’ workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa from November 24th – 28th, 2014. The School of Public Health at the University of Witwatersrand in association with the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) hosted this workshop. The goal of the workshop was to develop doctoral supervisory skills amongst academics in CARTA participating universities. Among other things, it dealt with CARTA philosophy, difficult ethical dilemmas in research supervision, and supervisor’s role in project financing, new modes of knowledge production, and the contract between a supervisor and a fellow.

 

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3rd World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC-3)

Date & Time: From 2013-07-03
To 2013-07-05
Description of Conference

3rd World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC-3) to be held in Mechelen, Belgium

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Journalism Training

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The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SOJMC), University of Nairobi, will develop and implement on eight-week intensive training to be held at SOJMC. The content of the curriculum includes: pedagogical issue; essential of media professionals training; journalism fundamentals; new gathering; research and report writing; writing and editing; electronic and print media; citizen journalism; investigative journalism; writing for TV and Radio production; new media and journalism; and legal and ethical issues in journalism. Date and time will be communicated later.

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