Dr. Brian Semujju is a Lecturer teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students at Makerere University. In addition, Brian is the Editor of the African Journal of Communication, a journal published by the East African Communication Association. Brian has reviewed articles for the Journal of African Media Studies, Journal of Community Informatics, and Indilinga: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems. His own publications have appeared in journals including: Feminist Media Studies, International Communication Gazette, Journal of African Media Studies, the International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development, Journal of Alternative and Community Media, Journal of Community, Citizen’s and Third Sector Media, on top of several book chapters in the areas of mobile telephony, media law, and newsroom cultures. He is the recipient of the 2015 Best Student Presentation medal of the World Conference on Media and Mass Communication. His academic focus is on Communication Theory and Development Communication.
Robert Madoi Nasaba holds a Masters of Arts degree in Media and Public Relations from Newcastle University as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Makerere University. Robert has engaged with professionals within the media sector and academia. He has worked for some of Uganda’s top media houses, starting out as a reporter before working his way to the position of editor. His experience in journalism practice has straddled the print, broadcast and online arenas. He also lectured public relations modules at Uganda Christian University (Mukono) from 2009 to 2012. His teaching interests are in the areas of journalism practice and theory, professional ethics, political economy of the media, media industries, conflict and crisis reporting, sociology of news production, impact of new media and public relations.
Gerald is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Journalism and Communication, Makerere University. Before joining Makerere University, he previously worked as a Parliament Reporter at Uganda’s Daily Monitor newspaper. He is currently a Ph.D candidate at the University of Oslo, Norway. The focus of his Ph.D research is on the press and elections in East Africa’s one-party dominant states of Tanzania and Uganda.Gerald’s main teaching and research interests include writing for the print media, Political Communication, Public Affairs, Media and Governance.
Dr. NASSANGA Goretti Linda is a Professor at the Journalism & Communication Department, Makerere University and was the first Head of the Department. She has had a long experience in the media, starting off as a journalist in 1980, moved into training in 1992 and is currently a lecturer and researcher. Her areas of expertise & research include: development communication; women & media; community media; environment/climate communication; media ethics, policy & regulation; global communication; population & health communication; new media and ICT; and peace journalism. She has carried out research in several areas relating to the media and has been a consultant to national, regional and international projects. She has published in international and local journals and has edited a book on media and globalization in the East Africa region.
Wilson Akiiki Kaija is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Communication, Makerere University. He has previously worked as a Senior Journalism Trainer and Mentor for the BBC Media Action; and directed programming at Kyoga Veritas Radio in Soroti. He is a hands-on journalist with specific interest in online journalism. He also has interest in media policy and regulation; public affairs; media audience perspectives; electronic media production and programming; and New Media. He holds a B. Mass Communication from Makerere University and an MA Communication Studies from the University of Leeds, UK.
Marjorie N. Kyomuhendo holds a Master of Philosophy in Media Studies (Media, Democracy and Development) from the University of Oslo, Norway and a Bachelors of Mass Communication from Makerere University, Uganda. She has certified training in Communication for Development from Mount Carmel International Training Center, Israel; Behavior Change Communication from Stellenbosch University and John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and AfriComNet /C-Change -Ohio University.
Marjorie is currently a PhD CARTA Fellow undertaking a collaborative doctoral training program in public and population health (specializing in Health Communication) at Makerere University in conjunction with CARTA member institutions http://www.cartafrica.org/ Her doctoral research involves investigating the effectiveness of communication interventions in increasing positive male engagement in maternal reproductive health so as to increase the uptake of family planning in Uganda
Prior to joining academia, Marjorie worked as a freelance reporter with the New Vision newspaper and later as a Research Assistant with the Department of Journalism and Communication, Makerere University. She has experience providing technical and professional advice in strategic communication to different government, private and development organizations including USAID/Regional Center for Quality of Health Care, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Government of Uganda, CDC/PEPFAR, USAID/ AIDS Integrated Model District Programme; RUFORUM, World Vision Uganda, International Aids Vaccine Initiative; International, AfriComNet and Sida.
She is a member of the African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet) and Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU).
Her research interests include strategic communication for behavior /social change in health, communication for development, public relations and organizational communications.
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.
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