Executive Masters in Media Leadership and Innovation

Key Details

Date: Begins August 2020

The 18-month MBA style programme will develop participants’ leadership skills to advance and convey vision and strategy, foster innovation and entrepreneurial skills to commence new businesses or transform firms in response to changing market needs.

Mobile Video Journalism Fellowship

Key Details

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

Fellowship Dates: March to August 2020 (Full-time)

Cost: Fellowship with stipend

Engaging the Media

Key Details

Dates:16-20 September (1st intake) & 23-27 September (2nd Intake) – Kenya
14-18 October (1st intake) & 21-25 October (2nd intake) – Uganda
4-8 November (1st Intake) & 11-15 November (2nd Intake) – Tanzania
27 – 29 November – Rwanda.

Innovation Center


To conduct research and training, carry out acceleration and outreach for all media and other stakeholders through partnerships


To support informed communities through viable media in East Africa.

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Master of Arts in Digital Journalism

Our MA in Digital Journalism combines real-life practice with academic rigor to position young and mid-career journalists as leaders in their field. You will develop the knowledge, skills and professional qualities for success at the highest levels of your craft. You will also work with world-renowned journalists and scholars as you blend practice, reflection and theory in your coursework.

The program is taught in state-of-the-art facilities and progressively builds expertise in multi-platform storytelling, specialist reporting and editorial leadership. The culmination of the program will be a specialist-reporting project and research thesis.

By focusing on regional issues and drawing on local and global trends, our graduates will possess the creativity, critical thinking and professional skills required to lead East Africa’s media in the 21st century.

Generous scholarships available.

Tuition: 20,000 USD

Young and mid-career journalists and
media professionals