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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

How are traditional media taking advantage of New Media2012-09-08T15:30:24+00:00

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 social networking

Google+ launches to compete with facebook, but which is better2012-07-09T19:16:38+00:00

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 copies

Congratulations to Google and Kenya over online Gazette2012-07-09T18:47:08+00:00

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

Will Google and Apple Subscription offers help African media?2012-07-09T18:54:47+00:00

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

What does that website ranking really mean, and why should you care?2012-07-09T18:58:12+00:00

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

What if the news and information was read to you on computer or phone?2012-07-09T19:15:22+00:00

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

The New Vision improves their photo journalism sharing online, but2012-07-09T19:25:24+00:00

What is this fuss about citizen Journalism and citizen journalists all about?

  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 so called citizen journalists. This

What is this fuss about citizen Journalism and citizen journalists all about?2012-07-09T19:34:18+00:00

Doing Live coverage of the Uganda ICT Expo 2010 and other events

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 can’t make it there can benefit

Doing Live coverage of the Uganda ICT Expo 2010 and other events2012-07-09T19:40:04+00:00

Mobile money transfer across the world as MTN and Western Union join hands- lessons for African news media

News that MTN and Western Union will be working together to offer mobile money transfer services across the world signal a new era in using mobile phone technologies to extend vital services to the people. While this is not necessary new media tools story, it still has a lot of significance for journalists, communicators and

Mobile money transfer across the world as MTN and Western Union join hands- lessons for African news media2010-11-12T21:18:16+00:00

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