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It’s all system go for the Mojo Media Conference at Moi University

A poster of the event. Image: Mobile Journalism

All is set ahead of the Mojo Media Conference planned to start today, Friday 27th July, 2017 at 8:00 am in the School of Information Sciences (LR1) at Moi University Main Campus.

The conference is a candid effort towards realizing a successful media week on the campus. The much anticipated forum is organized by Mobile Journalism Africa dubbed mobilejournalism.co.ke in conjunction with Departments of Publishing and Media Studies and Communication Studies.

The occasion will be graced by Nation’s Tony Barasa, Njeri Kihang’a – Mentorme Project, Digital Humanitarian Philip Ogola, Stephen Rotich – POINT.

In attendance will also be Dean School of Information Sciences, Prof. Wamukoya, Dr. Dan Omanga and Dr. Mulwa, (Head of Department Publishing and Media Studies and Communication Studies respectively among others.

The event aims at educating journalism students on the new trends in journalism practice insofar as Digital Media and Media Convergence are concerned.

Also, students will be addressed on the expectations of employers as they prepare to dive into the uncertain world of job seeking.

Among the key topics to be addressed include but not limited to stepping out, digital safety, consistent relevance through corporate branding and opportunities in digital media.

The conference comes hot on the heels of Radio Day organized by the Department of Publishing and Media Studies that took place on Tuesday, 24th July, 2018 in the School of Information Sciences.

Journalism students across the university are commended to attend the event. Apart from amassing wisdom and knowledge from the key note speakers, gift hampers will be given to the attendees. Importantly, internship opportunities will be available for the 4th years.

In the words of the CEO, Marvin Gakunyi, Mobile Journalism is an online media company that believes in “our stories are best told by us through pocket studios (smartphones)”.

 

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