A fourth year student, Brenda Namata has won a scholarship with the International Training Programme (ITP) on media development in Democratic frameworks, by Swedish government agency— Sida. Namata is a communication major and was the best student in the communication policy and regulation course in their third year. In her own words, she is "the youngest, least educated and (least) experienced," amongst those selected and yet she still made the cut.
According to Dr. Aisha Sembatya Nakiwala, Government needs to prioritise the humanities when addressing societal needs because they enable us to look at the social aspects of almost everything. For example by communicating knowledge from other disciplines, people will partake, accept and use this knowledge to support and implement national policies and plans
On 29th July 2016, the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University was awash with news of the promotion of Assoc. Professor Goretti Nassanga to full Professor. This highly dedicated member of staff started off as a Lecturer and has since grown through the ranks to take up the most top coveted position in academia.
The Department of Journalism and communication (DJC) in conjunction with Uganda Christian University hosted this years’ East Africa Communications Association Conference, EACA, on 26th- 27th August with key discussions on media and communication in the regional bloc.
Vision Group has donated 18 computers to the Department of Journalism and Communication, Makerere University as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility. Speaking at the handover ceremony held at the Department premises on 22nd February, 2013, the Group Board Chairman, Mr David Ssebabi, said that the donation is one of the company’s interventions aimed at promoting skills and professionalism among journalism students.