Media Challenge EXPO 2017

The Media Challenge Expo will bridge the gap between the journalism students and the job market and help empower a generation of skilled, ethical and analytical journalists who will use their media platforms to transform their society.  The Expo will be the first-ever large-scale festival bringing together the Ugandan media fraternity with university journalism students. Students, employers and media industry leaders will engage in discussions on innovations in the Ugandan media, exhibitions and competitions of students’ work, interviews, networking and career guidance with recruiters, and a live news reporting competition with skills-based training as the prize.

DAY ONE: 24th November 2017

DAY TWO:25th November 2017

DAY THREE: 26th November

CONFERENCE: The Reality, the Talents and Players of Journalism in Uganda Participate in riveting panel discussions with journalists, journalism students and media leaders to challenge the status quo of how journalism is done in Uganda and generate solutions to challenges.
CAREER FAIR:

A disruptive career fair approach where students walk in for interviews, live auditions and networking with our network of media house employers and learn innovative journalism skills in a series of interactive skills building workshops. 

GRANDE FINALE MOBILE NEWSROOM:

In a race against time journalism students from each university compete against each other in a live newsroom experience to produce a news bulletin sourced from the expo events and receive feedback from judges in real time.  

MEDIA CHALLENGE EXPO SPEAKERS

Ssolomon Serwanja
MODERATOR-NBS TV News Anchor
Joseph Kigozi
Chief of Strategy NBS TV
Andrew Mwenda
CEO -Independent Magazine
Dr. Patricia Litho
Communications & PR Specialist-REA
Carol Beyang
Managing Editor, Daily Monitor

PANEL:

21st Market Ready Students: Innovations to improve journalism education in Uganda

Josephine Kalungi
MODERATOR- NTV News Anchor & HOST
Jane Kasumba
Head Of TV- Uganda Broadcasting Coorporation
Moses Watasa
Commissioner Min. Of Information & National Guidance
Leah Kahunde
Radio one News Anchor
Dr. William Tayeebwa
HOD Journalism & Communication Makerere University
Rosebell Kagumire
MODERATOR- Multimedia&Digital Expert
Martin Ninsiima
, Communications Specialist UN Women
Raymond Mujuni
News & Investigative Reporter - NBS TV
Racheal Mugarura
Africa Centre for Media Excellence
Margaret Sentamu
ED-Uganda Media Women’s Association