Mobile phones are still not mentioned in talks on the future of professional journalism, despite the fact that practically all of the picture and video content we see today are taken with them. On Monday 19th September, 2022 , the MCI team pitched camp at the Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) to share approaches to mobile storytelling and explore the opportunities offered by these “pocket studios.”
Earlier today, our Head of Training @KisemboAntonio facilitated the mobile storytelling training at the Uganda Martyrs University.#MCIMobileNewsroom @dw_akademie @KasUganda @SegalFoundation pic.twitter.com/hExpsEuVQR
— Media Challenge Initiative (@IMChallengeug) September 19, 2022
This university is located along the Equator at Nkozi, Mpigi District approximately 85 km west of Kampala, the capital of Uganda. UMU is situated along the Equator with an environmentally friendly campus; ideal for study, learning and reflection and a beautiful view of Lake Victoria.
Our Head of Training Kisembo Antonio facilitated the mobile storytelling training at the Uganda Martyrs University. He emphasized that mobile phones are getting more important, not less, while legacy media is steadily losing relevance particularly in terms of content generation and distribution for content creators and curators.
MCI Radio’s Ali Kakembo shared key insights into youth participatory radio with the Uganda Martyrs University students on Tuesday 20th September. The students recorded vox pops and presented them before Ali and he shared constructive feedback on how to improve their radio programming.
A vox pop is a popular opinion as represented by informal comments from members of the public, especially when broadcast or published.
— Media Challenge Initiative (@IMChallengeug) September 21, 2022
Uganda Martyrs University acknowledges the late Archbishop Kiwanuka as the Father of Catholic higher education in Uganda. When he first conceived the idea in the 1940’s, circumstances did not allow establishing a University at that time. However this proposal was renewed during the 1980’s, and was endorsed by the Uganda Episcopal Conference in 1989. The University was officially launched in 1993 by His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of the Republic of Uganda. It received its civil Charter on 25th April, 2005.
On Wednesday 21st September, 2022 , we concluded auditioning students from different Journalism Institutions in Uganda, for the 12th edition of Inter-Institutional Media Challenge (IMC) .
IMC is an annual event which brings together students of journalism and those interested in the profession to compete, and showcase talent in news gathering, production and presentation. Winners from the competition are recognized in a glamorous awards event attended by the industry top brass in Uganda.