The Aga Khan University (AKU) Media Innovation Center hosted interested media practitioners and individuals for a 3 day IP in Media and Journalism boot camp. Facilitated by Elizabeth Oyange — Ngando, AKU Copyright Specialist in South-Central Asia, East Africa and UK, the free three day classes covered:
Speaking on the reason why such a boot camp was held, Director, Innovation Centre, Ms. Njoki Chege, noted that the boot camps are there to pass knowledge to those who are looking for it.
“The boot camps are an easy way to pass knowledge to the community members we are targeting and a boost for the many media start-up founders that do not yet have the necessary fees to pay for such a class,” said Ms. Chege. “The classes are free of charge and we are looking at offering more boot camps in areas where our community members will see they need more practice and lessons,” added Ms Chege.
The classes took place from 5:30pm to 8:00pm on 10th to 12th September at the Innovation Centre offices.
That’s why I think today is such a great space for us to sit back and reflect on the questions that could help us shape the kind of journalism that we want to see in our local and global community.
The report specifically analysed eight major variables which include: newsroom structure and resources, media ownership and business models, organisational capacity, innovation culture, journalism culture, financial trends and results, content quality and COVID-19.
Three media startups have graduated from the Innovators-in-Residence program when they pitched their ideas in a ‘demo day’ at the Media Challenge Initiative Hub in Uganda
The partnership will also ensure that local content is curated and distributed to better optimize the product and meet the needs of Kenyan online users.
The three-day event, held simultaneously in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, was crucial in taking the teams through the necessary dos and don’ts as well as introduce coaches, trainers and mentors that will walk with them through the programme and curriculum.
Our new talk series, #ConversationsAtMiC, seeks to explore and tackle issues, challenges, and opportunities within the media startup industry. The series aims to invite guests who would empower media startups to grow and develop further.
The Media Innovation Centre analyzed the applications to demonstrate the need for Media Innovation support in the region and a call to organisations, governments, and philanthropists to fund media start-ups in East Africa through grants.
Other than the grant, we saw it best to provide a vast set of trainings that will equip the founders with the necessary knowledge and skills to run their business.
The Media Innovation Centre (MiC) has today begun sifting through the 250 applications submitted for the 2020/2021 Innovators-In-Residence (IiR) program advertised early September.
Held on September 26th, Professor Bitange Ndemo gave an insightful and eye opening talk on: “The nexus of technology, media and storytelling in the age of digital disruption and economic uncertainty”
The Aga Khan University (AKU) Media Innovation Center has announced a Ksh 6 million grant in support of three winning ideas across East Africa.
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