John Baptist Imokola is an experienced journalist, with developing through the ranks of a News Reporter, News Anchor, and News Editor, to heading a Television newsroom.
He has worked with several local television stations, including Uganda Television (now Uganda Broadcasting Corporation), Record TV Network - Uganda, former WBS Television, NBS Television, and with occasional contribution to international networks. He has also been News Editor at Uganda Radio Network.
During his journalism career, he has served as training editor at both Record Television Network - Uganda, and WBS Television. In the 2011 general elections, he performed as lead anchor for the live coverage of the elections, until declaration of results, but also managed the planning process starting from coverage of campaigns.
While carrying out these tasks, he gained a lot of experience in Television Production including script writing and editing, camera work, video and audio editing, control room operations, online broadcasting, live broadcast, and media management in a Television setting.
He is also a journalism trainer, going through different institutions, including International Institute of Business and Media Studies, and currently Makerere University Department of Journalism and Communication. He has also offered speeches and motivational talks to aspiring journalists, and young ones just starting the profession. He has also written a couple of papers about the Ugandan media scenario.
John holds an MA in Journalism and Communication from Makerere University, and a Hons Bachelors Degree from Makerere University. But he has also attained several certificates in different fields to further his experience and training.
He has also had consultancy stints in broadcast journalism, communication and public relations with reputable organizations in the country.
John has cast his professional net wide, getting short basic trainings in famine and hunger, child rights, introduction to oil and petroleum industry, HIV/AIDS peer counseling, investigative journalism, and leadership training.
He currently coordinates Labs and Equipment at the Department. He is also involved in research work, with interests in journalism practice, media ,management, media and culture (especially television), audience studies, among others.
Telephone: +256759074148 or +256782280535