How are traditional media taking advantage of New Media

May 07

How are traditional media taking advantage of New Media

This is the presentation i prepared to deliver at the Uganda Journalists Association organised Media Dialogue at Hotel Africana on May 3rd 2012.I was asked to present on the marriage between new media and legacy media, under the general theme of New Voices helping the media transform Society. The presentation can be downloaded here or How Legacy Media are utilising...

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Google+ launches to compete with facebook, but which is better

Jul 06

Google+ launches to compete with facebook, but which is better

The battle of the techies in online social interaction is getting seriously underway. While the world still awaits what pundits have been terming as a Facebook killer in diaspora, online Search giants Google have launched a new social networking service under their Google+ project which some industry specialists say is aimed at wrestling the inline audience from...

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Congratulations to Google and Kenya over online Gazette

Apr 20

Congratulations to Google and Kenya over online Gazette

Today I woke up to some really good news. I was delighted to read that Google and the government of Kenya have worked together to digitalise the Kenya Gazette. The Gazette is a weekly official government record/ publication, containing important notices such as government appointments, laws, regulations, and is kept by all governments including Uganda. Historical...

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Will Google and Apple Subscription offers help African media?

Mar 01

Will Google and Apple Subscription offers help African media?

As the debates over monetising online and mobile content continue, Google and Apple have entered the fray supporting subscription for online content. Apple was the first to offer an App for publishers of newspapers, magazines, video and music to charge subscriptions on their content at the Apple owned ITunes store. The company is giving content owners a chance to...

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What does that website ranking really mean, and why should you care?

Jan 26

What does that website ranking really mean, and why should you care?

The New Vision, Uganda’s leading daily newspaper recently ran a story about its ranking as the 4th most popular newspaper website in Africa by the 4 International Media & Newspapers based in Australia. There were a number of reactions to the ranking with some saying New Vision had got the recognition it deserves, while others said New Vision is even not the best...

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What if the news and information was read to you on computer or phone?

Jan 12

What if the news and information was read to you on computer or phone?

There is a lot of content online that we sometimes find interesting but reading all of it at office or in our busy schedules is sometimes difficult. Reading content online or offline requires undivided attention, unlike say listening to radio (audio), which you can listen to while driving, gardening or even playing. If the content you want is available in sound,...

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The New Vision improves their photo journalism sharing online, but

Jan 10

The New Vision improves their photo journalism sharing online, but

“A photo tells 1,000 words”, so goes a popular journalism saying. How many words, then do 10 or more photos tell? Photos present more reality of what you as a journalist are reporting or telling your audience members and every newspaper will tell you photos are more popular than their text content. But because of space limitations, many newspapers use only one or a...

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