MEDIA CHALLENGE EXPO NOVEMBER 1st-3rd 2019
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 reporting climate change while equipping journalists with skills and tools to ethically and effectively report about climate change issues.
REPORTING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
DAY1: CONFERENCE 1ST NOVEMBER
Participate in riveting panel discussions with journalists, journalism students and media leaders on reporting about climate change in Uganda and disaster risk reduction.
DAY 2: CAREER FAIR 2 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 3:MOBILE NEWSROOM 3 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 REALITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN UGANDA
Panel 2: REFRAMING MEDIA COVERAGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE
World Café style: Break-out sessions
Panel 1:The Economics of Climate Change
Panel 2:Protecting Uganda’s Natural Wealth: Climate Change and Natural Resources
Panel3:Climate Change and the Private Sector: Are companies saving or destroying the environment?
Panel4: Why all these storms, landslides and floods? Preventing Disasters in an Uncertain Climate
Panel 5:Unequal Impacts: How does climate change uniquely affect vulnerable groups?
Panel 6: Malaria, Air Pollution and More: The Effects of a Changing Climate on our Health
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.