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 ...
May 7, 2012sinani Mutinyu
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 ...
July 6, 2011sinani Mutinyu
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 ...
April 20, 2011sinani Mutinyu
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 ...
March 1, 2011sinani Mutinyu
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 ...
January 26, 2011sinani Mutinyu
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 ...
January 12, 2011sinani Mutinyu
“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 ...
January 10, 2011sinani Mutinyu
Objectivity is one of those cardinal principles of journalism which denotes that journalists and media houses should be impartial in their reporting and coverage. There has been a long standing debate on whether journalists and media houses are indeed or can be objective. Many media houses will insist and market themselves ...
December 31, 2010sinani Mutinyu
One of the key buzz words of today’s news and information cycle is “citizen journalism”. I have for years now been hearing people talk about citizen journalism. Some people are doing work calling themselves citizen journalists. I have even seen research efforts exploring citizen Journalism and the work of ...
December 29, 2010sinani Mutinyu
The 2010 ICT Expo and East Africa Digital Forum begun today at Serena Hotel and I couldn’t attend because…well I can’t make it. I hoped against hope that we would be able to get some live coverage or streaming of this event so that the many of us who ...
November 29, 2010sinani Mutinyu