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Masters degree in Digital Journalism launched for East Africa Journalists

(L to R) Prof. Kweku Bentil, Vice Provost, AKU, Dr. Sam Kamau, Faculty, GSMC, Churchill Otieno, Managing Editor Digital, NMG; Dr. Nancy Booker, Assistant Professor, GSMC; Joseph Odindo, Editorial Director, Standard Group, Prof. Rhonda Breit, Associate Dean, GSMC  and Stephen Buckley, Director, Professional Development Courses, GSMC share a light moment during the launch of the MA in […]

Trainee journalists graduate from Standard Media Academy Program

(R to L) Prof. Rhonda Breit, Associate Dean, AKU-GSMC gives Carolyne Bii, graduate of Standard Media Academy program a certificate of completion as Standard Group Ag. CEO Orlando Lyomu looks on. Twelve trainees graduated on Thursday after a nine-month journalism training program sponsored by the Standard Media Group. The young journalists will be absorbed in […]

Research on the impact of new technologies among journalists to be conducted

(R to L) Michael Meyer, Founding Dean, AKU-GSMC and David Omwoyo, CEO, Media Council of Kenya during the MoU signing held at GSMC campus in Nairobi. NAIROBI, OCTOBER 2017:  The Aga Khan University School of Media and Communications (GSMC) and the Media Council of Kenya signed a memorandum of understanding to undertake research that seeks […]

Spare us the jargon; make election petition stories spicy

Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications Assistant Professor in Multimedia Journalism, Dr. Nancy Booker This election cycle has seen reporters spend more or less equal time at campaign rallies and at the courts. Never has an election played out in the court corridors than this year’s election. The court battles surrounding the […]

GSMC faculty host panel discussion at the East African Communication Association Conference

East African Communication Association Conference Delegates pose for a group photo in Kigali, Rwanda Faculty from The Aga Khan University’s Graduate School of Media and Communications were among those who attended the 7th East African Communication Association Conference, hosted by the University of Rwanda in Kigali, Rwanda. This year’s conference theme “The economics of media […]

A Fourth Estate for Sale: The Watchdog and Kenya’s Caravan of Corruption

Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications Director of Social Accountability Media Initiative, Thomas Lansner T R Lansner/ From broadcast news to blogosphere, Kenya’s Fourth Estate is today too often only another bit of real estate up for grabs by the highest or best-connected bidders, from actual ownership to other often insidious influences. […]

Dean: Print media is not dead, all we need are better journalists

Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications Dean, Michael Meyer. Michael Meyer has been at the Aga Khan Graduate School of Media and Communications as the school’s founding dean for four years, after a five-year stint at the United Nations as the communications director and speech writer for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. An award-winning […]

Media Urged to Monitor and Counter Hate Speech Online

(L to R) Dr. Sam Kamau, Faculty, AKU-GSMC; Stephen Musyoka, Social Media Strategist, team TRINC; Noah Miller, Managing Director, Sochin Limited; Catherine Anite, Human rights lawyer, Article 19 and Nerima Wako, Director, Siasa Place share a light moment during the Incitement, Dangerous Speech, Advocacy: Rights & Response in Social Media & Beyond Roundtable discussions held […]

IN THE MEDIA: When truth and lies tell ‘same’ story

Fake news discredits and delegitimises the truth about an issue or an individual. PHOTO | COURTESY DAILY NATION   The letter purported to be from the assistant registrar of companies dated July 22, 2017, lists the names of the directors and shareholders of “Debates Kenya Limited”, the company that hosted the just concluded running mates […]

Aga Khan, Harvard Universities Partner to boost Leadership and Communication Skills for Africa’s Senior Executives

Martin Oduor-Otieno, CEO, Leadership Group Limited discusses Adaptive Leadership as Hugh O’Doherty, Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School, looks on during the Leadership for Change event held at GSMC campus in Nairobi.   NAIROBI, JULY 2017 Aga Khan and Harvard universities have partnered to transform the management of top organisations in Africa by equipping senior executives […]