MEDIA CHALLENGE EXPO NOVEMBER 16-18 2018
The Media Challenge Expo is the 3rd stage of The Next Gen Journalist Project whose strategic vision is to build the next generation of journalists, storytellers and leaders equipped to create change in their communities through experiential peer-peer learning, transformational training and mentorship. This year we are putting focus on creating a platform for stakeholders to discuss the complex relationship between refugees and media while equipping journalists with skills and tools to ethically and effectively report about refugee issues.
DAY1: CONFERENCE 16 NOVEMBER
Participate in riveting panel discussions with journalists, journalism students and media leaders to challenge the media coverage of refugee stories in Uganda and generate solutions to improving refugee reporting.
DAY 2: CAREER FAIR 17 NOVEMBER
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.
DAY 4:MOBILE NEWSROOM 18 NOVEMBER
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
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS
PANEL 1: THE ROLE OF MEDIA IN FRAMING REFUGEE NARRATIVE IN UGANDA
Panel 2: The Missing Voice: Integrating refugee voices into media stories
Panel 3: World Café style: Solutions/Way Forward Break-out sessions
SKILLS BUILDING SESSIONS
Mobile Newsroom Contest
Day Three, selected teams of journalism students from each of the different universities come together to compete against each other in a live newsroom experience to produce a news bulletin sourced from the expo events and receive comments from judges. A team of multimedia journalists – photographers, writers, social media experts and radio/video experts will also work on an online multimedia story that will be published live during the Expo. Media companies witness the students’ video stories presented live on stage before a panel of judges and audience. Judges will also critique the multimedia stories, and points from this exercise will be added onto the schools’ total scores.