Some Female Journalism Students To Benefit From Mentorship Programme
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Dr. Ndeti Ndati, Director, University of Nairobi’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, speaks at the launch of the mentorship programme.


United States of America Embassy in Kenya will sponsor some female students from University of Nairobi, School of Journalism and Mass Communication.  The girls will benefit from a four month mentorship programme.  The programme is aims at equipping the students with the much needed skills to practice journalism

The mentorship programme which was launched on June, 8, 2016,.

Students will be mentored by senior women journalists, preparing them for life in a newsroom, after graduating from campus. The mentorship programme seeks to bring up more women to positions of management in the media industry.

During the launch, the Director, SoJMC, Dr. Ndeti Ndati, spoke and thanked the Embassy for initiating the mentorship programme and for choosing to work with the University of Nairobi. He expressed optimism that the mentorship programme would be extended to other students from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  

Capital FM’s Ms. Olive Burrows, urged the students to embrace change and be prepared to work in an evolving news environment. She expressed the need for the young journalists to be versatile and be prepared to work across the spectrum, from television, to radio, to print to online platforms like websites and social media.

Ms. Rachael Nakitare, from the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, urged the students to embrace teamwork. She noted that it is very hard to succeed in TV production without the joint efforts of other players like script writers, cameramen, sound technicians, editors, make-up artists among others.

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Tue, 2019-12-31 15:16