Theme:

Reporting About Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

About the
2019 Expo

The Media Challenge Expo is the 3rd stage of The Next Gen Journalist Project whose strategic vision is to build the next generation of journalists, storytellers and leaders equipped to create change in their communities through experiential peer-peer learning, transformational training and mentorship. This year we are putting focus on creating a platform for stakeholders to discuss reporting  climate change while equipping journalists with skills and tools to ethically and effectively report about climate change issues.

DAY1: CONFERENCE 1ST NOVEMBER

Participate in riveting panel discussions with journalists, journalism students and media leaders on reporting about climate change in Uganda and disaster risk reduction.

DAY 2: CAREER FAIR 2 NOVEMBER

A disruptive career fair approach where students walk in for interviews, live auditions and networking with our network of media house employers and learn innovative journalism skills in a series of interactive skills building workshops.

DAY 3:MOBILE NEWSROOM 3 NOVEMBER

In a race against time journalism students from each university compete against each other in a live newsroom experience to produce a news bulletin sourced from the expo events and receive feedback from judges in real time

Network Place

Every year, we assemble captains of industry and aspiring journalists as a way of creating career networks that nurture talent and build professional capacity

Mobile Newsroom Contest

Day Three, selected teams of journalism students from each of the different universities come together to compete against each other in a live newsroom experience to produce a news bulletin sourced from the expo events and receive comments from judges. A team of multimedia journalists – photographers, writers, social media experts and radio/video experts will also work on an online multimedia story that will be published live during the Expo. Media companies witness the students’ video stories presented live on stage before a panel of judges and audience. Judges will also critique the multimedia stories, and points from this exercise will be added onto the schools’ total scores.

Natascha Schwanke

DW Akademie Deputy Head

Ms. Ann Therese Ndong Jatta,

Director and Representative, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa

Miriam Ohlsen

Country Representative, DW Akademie Uganda