Makerere university Students of Journalism and Communication in a session on immersive storytelling in 2019.

Ultimate Media Consult (UMC) is inviting applications from Ugandan journalists to attend a four-day training in Multimedia Journalism and Digital Skills. Journalists can apply to be part of the training taking place in Gulu from 23rd to 26th November or in Mukono from 1st to 4th December 2020.

UMC is conducting a Multimedia & Digital Skills Training Project benefiting Journalists, Journalism students and Lecturers. The project is supported by the US Mission in Uganda. As you may be aware, audience needs are changing and many people expect modern storytelling in digital formats. Journalists must learn to tell stories in formats that work on computer monitors and on phones, not just inform, educate and entertain but also engage audience members, and develop the skills to interrogate online information and sources of data with integrity and in a secure manner.

From interactions and engagements with Journalism Training institutions and media houses in Uganda, we noted that many practicing journalists need adequate skills and knowledge of tools to best produce, package and share multimedia content and remain safe and secure online.

UMC has thus organized to support journalists from Uganda with training in Multimedia Journalism and Digital Skills to equip them with the best practices for telling stories to online audiences through different media formats, on the web and to a mobile audience, do data visualisation, immersive storytelling and show journalists how to ensure safety and security for themselves and sources.

Interested journalists are invited to apply (fill this form https://forms.gle/TTsTA3r9TyZoFqnU8) to participate in either of the two four-day intensive training workshops where they will be empowered in multimedia storytelling and usage of digital tools and platforms to produce, share and engage audience members.

Upon completion of this program, participating journalists will have the knowledge and skills necessary to apply their new skill set immediately to their professional work in a safe and secure manner, as they will be supported and mentored to produce and publish industry-standard multimedia content. Journalists with good story ideas will be supported with story grants to produce & publish multimedia stories.

UMC will provide accommodation, meals and transport refund. Participants are expected to report at the venue by 3pm on the reporting day and be available upto 3pm on the last day as stated below:

Training venues and dates:
1. The 1st workshop targeting journalists in Northern Uganda will be held in Gulu City from 23rd – 26th November 2020.
2. The 2nd workshop targeting journalists in the Central region will be held in Mukono District from 1st – 4th December 2020.
Note: We expect journalists from the Northern region to apply to the Gulu training workshop and those from the Central region to the one in Mukono district.

Who can apply?
• Journalists and editors working with a media house or publication or agency based in Uganda.
• Journalists and editors interested in ICTs and having a working computer/ smartphone.
• Journalists and editors who have published at least two stories online

Female journalists are especially encouraged to apply.

All participants are required to attend in full all the days of the training workshop.

DEADLINE for submission of applications is Monday, November 16, 2020.
Successful applicants will be contacted by 17th November 2020.

For any inquiries please call: 041459355/0774607886/0784823927/0772627676 OR
Email: training@ultimatemediaconsult.org