Category: General

new media alphabet


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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
July 6, 2011sinani Mutinyu
Amos Wako, Kenya Attonney General


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 ... Read More
April 20, 2011sinani Mutinyu
Weinformers inside interactive short


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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
January 26, 2011sinani Mutinyu
blogradio image


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 ... Read More
January 12, 2011sinani Mutinyu
New Vision Jan 26


“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 ... Read More
January 10, 2011sinani Mutinyu
new media tools-socialmedia


  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 ... Read More
December 29, 2010sinani Mutinyu
Live streaming


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 ... Read More
November 29, 2010sinani Mutinyu


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 ... Read More
November 12, 2010sinani Mutinyu