Nabakooza Shamim is a 2nd year student of at Nkumba University. She is passionate about anchoring, reporting, presenting, TV production and photography.
She looks at becoming an impactful journalist and Uganda’s inspiration in media. She also doubles as an educator and human rights activist. In Nabakooza Shamim’s free time she enjoys travelling, listening to music and making friends.
Nabbosa Jauharah is a 1st year Journalism and Mass communication student from St Lawrence University, Kampala Uganda. She is 20 years old, lives in Bulenga, and is passionate about Journalism and Mass Communication. Nabbosa’s greatest media inspiration is CBS FM’s Wammala Bbalunabba.
During the media challenge 2017 Competitions, she won the best Technology reporter Award. Her niche in journalism is News casting and presentation especially business news. In her free time, Nabbosa Jauharah likes reading novels, business articles, watching news and listening to music.
Kahumuza Sandrah is a 4th year journalism student at Makerere University. She is very passionate about communication and journalism and this can been seen in the work she presented during the inter University Media Challenge where she emerged as the best English News Anchor.
Kahumuza has also worked with organizations like National Medical Stores in the public relations department where she has grown her skill in organizational communication. Her recent work with Radio City and City television has seen her improve her radio presentation skills.
Her passion is in anchoring and communication and hopes to be ranked as the most successful public relations officer one day. During her free time, she loves reading and networking.
Kiwumulo Charity is a 1st year journalism student at the Rubaga based St Lawrence University.She is passionate about anchoring and public speaking that all started at a young age imitating anchors and presenters that she watched. Winning the award for best education reporter English is what has helped her push forward with her dream.
Kiwumulo Charity loves singing, and reading in her free time.
Rebecca Nabejja, is a 2nd year Mass Communication student at Uganda Christian University Mukono. She resides in Bugolobi, Kampala and is passionate about photography and storytelling. Her internship with Kyusa Uganda has given an opportunity to use her skills to empower and encourage people to start up businesses. Her passion to do journalism stems from her realization that most stories are not being told, and there is an information gap that needs to be filled. He niche is in investigative journalism because she wants to find answers to unanswered questions. Nabejja likes to create time to read a book, or engage in conversation on current issues online. She also loves to dance and meet new people in her free time.
Mitala Joshua is 3rd year journalism at Uganda Christian University. His passion for journalism is the reason he took up internship training at Maranatha FM 107.4 (Jinja), KO TV (Jinja) and Wizarts Media (Ntinda). He is also a Communication volunteer at the Africa Policy Centre-UCU Chapter.
His niche in journalism is in Politics, Law and Public Policy. Working and volunteering with organizations like Africa Policy Centre as well as serving as a student leader has intensified this.
In my free time, Mitala Joshua likes to listen to music, attend comedy shows, and interacting with friends.
“Great journalism will always attract readers. The words, pictures and graphics that are the stuff of journalism have to be brilliantly packaged; they must feed the mind and move the heart.”
Miiro Johnpaul is a 2nd year journalism student at UMCAT School of journalism and resides in Nansana. He was the producer of both English and Luganda news for the UMCAT media team. He is the award winner for the best women in media photography theme.
He is passionate about news editing, photo journalism and writing. Johnpaul has worked with Women at Work International (WAWI), Global events and films currently working with 100.2 Galaxy fm where he has been able to gain some media experience.
In his free time, Miiro Johnpaul loves doing photography, having adventure and enjoys reading.
“The future of journalism lies in the current breed of our generation that can change the past perception through thinking outside the roman box.”
Micheal Kissa is a 2nd year diploma student pursuing journalism at Makerere Business Institute in Kampala, Uganda. He was the best women in media radio feature story teller in the just concluded Media challenge competitions.
He is passionate about communication because of the positive change it causes in society and worldwide. He feels Africa has not been portrayed correctly and would like to change the narrative. He has written various stories on different topics including unemployment.
Kissa Michael mainly enjoys networking in his free time.
“Journalism has always been about reporting stories that happen but I believe that reporting positive stories of change can make the world a better place.”
Nakayemba Shillar is a 4th year journalism student at Makerere University. She is passionate about News Casting and reporting. She is the winner of the best English video feature award on women in media
She has gained more experience participating in the inter-institutional media challenge competitions and has also been able to improve her camera work and video editing skills.
Nakayemba Shillar likes watching TV and catching up with friends in her free time.
“Unfair treatment of people in my community is what inspires me to be their voice and create impact in their lives by covering their stories
Olivia Komugisha is a 2nd year journalism and communication student at Makerere University and award winner of the Best Technology Reporter in the Inter university Media Challenge Competition 2017.
Komugisha’s niche in journalism is News casting. Her passion for Journalism started in 2010 when she started featuring in the school magazine and anchoring News at Kyebambe Girls Sec School in Fort-Portal.
She has written poetic pieces and articles that advocate for social justice and transformation in our society.
In her free time, Komugisha Olivia writes poems and goes dancing
Julius Bukyana Kato is a 3rd year journalism student from Nkumba University, Uganda and resides in Entebbe. He is a passionate journalist who believes in equality.
His passion for journalism stems from the desire to change the face of media and tell stories that can bring social change.
His niche in journalism is political reporting and coverage and this can be seen in his devotion as a student leader of his university. He started the BRITE MEDIA GROUP that focuses on videography, photography and also advocates for better journalism in the country.
In his quiet time, Bukyana likes to read different literature from leading journalists and making new friends.
Mugagga Charles Mark is a Radio and TV production Diploma holder from Multitech Business School and resides in Nateete- Kampala. Mugagga Charles won best producer in the Inter University Media Challenge 2017.
His work with companies like Mugagga engineering consultants’ ltd has helped him improve his communication skills. False stories are what stir his passion for journalism and his need to change the narrative.
His niche in journalism is in sectors like Education, Entertainment and Gender based issues.
Mugagga Charles Mark likes to reading, singing and do some acting in his free time.
Yvonne Njuna, is a 4th year Journalism and communication student at Makerere University, Kampala and is from Isingiro district.
Her niche is solutions and social journalism, because it involves matters that affect the minority. Listening to other peoples and helping find solutions is what drives Njuna Yvonne’s journalism passion.
Away from school and work, Njuna Yvonne enjoys listening to music.
“Journalism is not about reporting bad news. Good news can also make good news and better journalism.”
Nantaba Ruth, is a 4th Year journalism student at Makerere University.
She is passionate about news reporting and TV presentation and has had the opportunity to train with UBC’s Star TV.
Her Niche is in health reporting but has over a period time developed passion for photography.
In her free time, Nantaba Ruth enjoys watching TV and making new friends.
“Women can get equal opportunities as men in the Journalism world”
Mercy Agenorwot Consolate, is a 3rd year student of Bachelors in Mass Communication at Uganda Christian University and is from the Northern District of Kitgum. She discovered her passion in primary one where she started to recite poems fluently and also started writing stories.
She is passionate about anchoring and presentation. She has done News casting and radio presentation for Mighty Fire FM in Kitgum district. She also participated in the East Africa Students Film Festival where she came second for a documentary on Nodding Syndrome in Northern Uganda.
Agenorwot is passionate about writing stories and does poetry. She loves to party, and connect on social media in her free time.
“The world is wide and not all stories are Reported or found. The world needs more journalists with curiosity and empathy”
Aita Vivian is a 2nd year student currently pursuing a diploma in journalism and mass communication at United Media Consultants and Trainers UMCAT, Bukesa, Kampala. Vivian was the Best Live Reporter in the 2017 Inter-University Media Challenge. Her special attachment to journalism started at a tender age with her desire to be an anchor. She loves covering stories that concern social events in her community because she aims at being a voice to the unprivileged and challenged.
Aita Vivian loves reading literature and making new friends in her free time.
“There is an appealing aspect about journalism that this generation has to discover.”
Baligeya Rogers is a 3rd Year journalism student at Kampala International University and is from Jinja district. Baligeya was the winner of the Best Feature Story Writing Award in 2017. His passion for journalism started when he started the Baligeya Hope Foundation that aims at promoting education of people in my area. With the foundation, he realized one way of communicating people was through writing and public speaking and that is why he decided to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Journalism. In Baligeya’s free time, he enjoys reading novels, newspapers, watching soccer and doing community outreach for charity.
“I believe journalism can be used to change the world”
Kababiito Tracy is a 3rd year Journalism student from Uganda Christian University. She emerged the winner of the Best TV Presenter Award in Media Challenge Awards category of One Minute of Fame. In 2018, Tracy participated in a search for TV Host for the Beat on NTV and she emerged the winner. She is currently the host of NTV The Beat. She is highly motivated to effectively contribute to the society. Her core values are work and patience. She plans to use her journalistic skills to tell the untold stories. Kababito Tracy is a couturier in the making and currently a blogger. She loves to write, dance and make new friends.
“We need to change the stories we tell so that we can change the world that we live in. The media has the power to create a world through the use of words.”
Kasumba Robert is a fresh graduate of Mass Communication from the Rubaga based St Lawrence University and was the winner of the best Luganda business report during the Media Challenge Competition.
In journalism he is passionate about news writing and worked with the New Vision during his media industrial training at Vision group.
During his time at St Lawrence University, Kasumba Robert was the managing Editor of the University News Paper; “The Slauian” since its birth in 2016.
Kasumba Robert loves to gym, watch soccer as well as read during his free time
“Journalism is a great career to take if you have the passion”
Kayaga Shifrah is a 4th year journalism student at Makerere University. She won the Best Luganda Radio Feature and Best Luganda TV awards in the 2017 Media Challenge Awards. Her passion is in TV and radio presenting because this is how she can freely and fully express herself. She believes she does not have to be a part of a media house to practice journalism. With the use of technology like her phone, she can record news and other programs that she can share with the world. Kayaga Shifrah also enjoys writing and has written for online sites like journalism@mak, Campus Eye, Red pepper online, Campus Bee, In Da Eye Of a Journalist, and capital radio limited. In her free time, she mostly enjoys watching movies, and counseling friends.
Ssenyonjo Umaru is a 4th year journalism and communication student at Makerere University. Born in Kayunga District, Ssenyonjo has passion in broadcast Journalism. He enjoys reporting and anchoring and believes the world can be changed through better news reports. He enjoys doing stories that impact people’s lives. Ssenyonjo Umar loves to spend his free time thinking about the next step to take in changing people’s lives through his Journalistic work, and networking
Patricia Taremwa is a graduate of Middlesex University in Mauritius but because of her passion for Journalism, she is enrolled at Multitech Business School to pursue a diploma in Mass Communication and Journalism. She has worked with Jaguza Technology Uganda Limited as a Communications Manager where she discovered her niche in brand journalism. With her work at Jaguza Technology Uganda Limited, she has been able to get a deeper understanding of organizational communication. Taremwa Patricia is a constructive extrovert Christian, with a peculiar love for mugs.
Steven Mayombwe is a 4th year student of Journalism and communication at Makerere University. He is a three time individual award winner of best reporter in various categories in the Inter institutional Media Challenge Competition. His passion for journalism stems from his need to be in places where history is being made and the urge to be an agenda setter. Mayombwe Steven’s niche in journalism is in political reporting because he believes the politics of a country greatly reflects the direction of all its sectors. Mayombwe Steven likes to network, read novels, catch up on the latest movies and do community service in his free time.
Usher Kulusum is a 3rd year journalism student from Uganda Christian University, Mukono. She represented UCU as a news producer and won the Media Challenge Award for Best News Producer. She resides in Seeta, Mukono and is passionate about TV production, TV presenting as well as TV concept building. Her internship with Wizarts Media and Urban television has helped her grow her skills. With a growth mindset, she would like to produce content and speak to audiences to create change. Away from school and journalism practice, Kulusum Usher enjoys going for adventure, watching movies and getting involved in developmental discussions with friends.
Kayonga Paul is a Mass Communication graduate from St. Lawrence University-Uganda. He is from Mawokota-Mpigi district. Kayonga is also the winner of the Best Luganda Political Reporter Award in the 2017 Media Challenge Competitions. He is passionate about solutions-based journalism with ardent interest in current affairs and hard news reporting. His niche in journalism is reporting human interest and controversial stories especially about public administration, governance and education.
He was part of the editorial body at the St. Lawrence University newspaper; “The Slauian” and has also written features in magazines like The Pearl and his opinion pieces have appeared in the Daily Monitor. He currently works with NBS Television as a reporter. Kayonga Paul loves reading history books, novels and watching football and detective movies in his free time.