Media Council Hails JKUAT for Video Production Excellence

Ms. Nguku delivers her verdict on the state of film production at JKUAT

The Media Council of Kenya (MCK) has commended Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology for top-shelf media productions.

MCK lavished praise on JKUAT while reviewing the University’s film productions on February 16, 2023, courtesy of the Department of Media Technology and Applied Communication (MTAC) in the School of Communication and Development Studies.

While delivering her verdict, Christine Nguku, Assistant Director, Training and Development, said she was impressed by University’s media productions adding that she is looking forward to watching more content.

While expressing her delight at the University’s progress, Ms. Nguku noted that there is still room for improvement.

“As creatives we need to think broadly on how we can capture our societal issues while also deliberating on ways of monetizing our talent,” said Ms. Nguku.

In efforts to sensitize students on ethical content, MCK handed students copies of

Code of Conduct for the Practice of Journalism in Kenya.

Ms. Nguku hands over copies of Code of Conduct for the Practice of Journalism in Kenya to Kasmil (center) on behalf of students

Ms. Nguku explained that it is “paramount to adhere to ethics and code of conduct while also remaining sensitive to stereotypes, communities and different interest groups”.

Nikki Kemunto, a Fourth Year Student pursuing Bachelor of Journalism, said the event was an opener for women intending to pursue careers in journalism.

“We got to talk to and interact with people from organization that could benefit us as final year students. We received tips about shooting film productions and we were given and the constructive criticism which will be immense in the pursuit of our careers,” said Ms. Kemunto

Mr. George Kasmil of MTAC expressed his gratitude to MTAC showing interest in supporting the University’s film production.

He said MCK’s review will serve as key points of reference in future productions and also important lessons in the learning curve.

The Executive Director of the Association of Media Women in Kenya, Ms. Patience Nyange who was present during the review process gave in-depth insights into journalism as a career path for women and a glimpse into their struggles and achievements through her own experiences.

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