2023 Intake Open University of Kenya
2023 Intake Open University of Kenya

Media Review

New trends and dynamics in the media industry

The rise of drone journalism 

Drone journalism involves using drones to capture video and photos from a bird's eye view. Journalists use drones as a powerful tool to cover events and get to hard-to-reach places. The future of drone journalism is...

Protecting press freedom amid rising attacks and impunity

By Velmah Achieng Statistically, about 109 journalists have faced incidences of violence and attacks in Kenya between January and November 2023. International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists is commemorated every November 2. Low...

HEALTH: Busia journalists trained in First Aid and Safety

After the First Aid and Safety training, the Kenya Red Cross Society and the MCK fully engaged the journalists in distributing relief food to the needy. The training sensitized the journalists on their safety, considering...
With the disruption caused by the internet and technology in current era, Gen Z are becoming choosy and sensitive on the kind of content they consume. PHOTO/Freepik.

Media Dynamics: What Gen Z can and can’t consume

Over time, technology has caused unimaginable disruption for media. Just a small portion of Gen Z relies on texts and blogs. Simplicity of payment options key for ease of content buying and subscriptions. Technology has changed...
An e-poster with information about the webinar. E-POSTER/PAC University.

HEALTH: Journalists’ too need self-care and emotional well-being

In their quest to uncover the truth, journalists encounter despair, injustice, and trauma.  The weight of the responsibility that they carry is huge yet often unrecognized. The secret is to embrace the activities that make you...
Zubeida Kananu, newly-elected President of Kenya Editor's Guild, addressing scribes and stakeholders in the media industry at the Annual Media Summit in Nairobi during the World Press Freedom Day On May 3, 2023. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Women in media on frontline petitioning for press freedom

Hitherto, media practitioners in Kenya are usually threatened and embarrassed. Despite the challenges, media must seek truth and report it. The welfare of every journalist is paramount. Yesterday, the world joined in celebrating Press...
Journalists and media stakeholders gather at The Aga Khan University’s Graduate School of Media and Communications on March 23-25 for a conference on sustainable journalism. PHOTO/The Aga Khan University.

Will groping for sustainable journalism redeem newsrooms?

The conference was a time of reflection on challenges facing the media and what can be done to solve them. Climate reporting and its funding were termed essential. Online courses on journalism and reporting were also...
Scribe of the Year Award winner Eliud Kibii of The Star Newspaper, Most Promising Scribe winner Faith Sudi, Scribe President Roncliffe Odit of BBC Africa with their trophies during the Scribes Kenya end-of-the-year party held in Nairobi on December 3, 2022. PHOTO/Anne Macharia, The Scribes.

Journalists hang by a thread amid lay-offs, appeal for government intervention

As the country’s economy continues to sway back and forth, the waves threaten to sink the media industry ship. The harrowing repercussions have been the recent and ongoing lay-offs in several media outlets, some of...

Celebrating Khamis Themor, a veteran journalist

The Kenya Broadcasting Corporation veteran journalist and news presenter, Khamis Themor, has been a renowned top voice in the media industry for quite some time. Having started his career in the late years of the...

Spare the messenger, journalists tell Kenyans ahead of general election

Journalists in Kenya want their security to be assured as the country gears towards a general election next year. Speaking during the Scribes 254 end year party in Kajiado on December 11, 2021, the members...