Kabarak University's School of Music and Media, known for its excellence in producing competent professionals, recently had the privilege of hosting distinguished guests from the Media Council of Kenya (MCK). Led by Mecha Joseph, the Media Council of Kenya Nakuru Region Coordinator, the delegation included Ms. Angel Wanjala a finalist student currently working with MCK, and Joan Kittony, their administrative assistant. The purpose of their visit was to enlighten and inspire the media students at Kabarak University on journalists' accreditation, the journalist's code of conduct, and the life of a journalist, and to answer questions on careers in journalism.
The existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Kabarak University and the Media Council of Kenya has proven to be a harmonious partnership, fostering a positive environment for the growth and development of aspiring journalists. The collaboration aims to equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and ethical values required to become exceptional journalists. The association between these esteemed institutions of higher learning underscores the commitment to nurturing talent and producing some of the best journalists in Kenya.
The visit of the MCK delegation to Kabarak University was marked by an engaging session with the students of the media department. Mecha Joseph, the Nakuru Region Coordinator of the Media Council of Kenya, delivered an insightful presentation on journalists' accreditation and emphasized the importance of adhering to the journalist's code of conduct. Through real-life examples and anecdotes, he vividly explained the challenges and responsibilities faced by journalists in today's media landscape.
They discussed the various roles and responsibilities undertaken by journalists and shed light on the exciting opportunities that await aspiring journalists in the field. Their presence provided a unique perspective, as they are currently working professionals with firsthand experience of the journalism industry.
The visit by the Media Council of Kenya delegation was an invaluable experience for the students of Kabarak University's School of Music and Media. The session provided them with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the media industry and the ethical standards upheld by professional journalists. The interactive nature of the discussion allowed students to pose questions and seek advice on building successful careers in journalism.
The collaboration between Kabarak University and the Media Council of Kenya offers numerous benefits for the students. It not only provides access to expert guidance and mentorship but also opens doors for internships and networking opportunities within the media industry. By actively engaging with professionals from the MCK, the students are exposed to practical knowledge and gain insights into the dynamics of the journalism field.
The School of Music and Media at Kabarak University takes immense pride in its commitment to producing competent and ethical journalists. The collaboration with the Media Council of Kenya serves as a catalyst in this endeavor. By ensuring that students receive proper guidance, access to relevant resources, and exposure to industry professionals, the institution is equipping its students to excel in the field of journalism.