STRATHMORE BUSINESS SCHOOL IN COLLABORATION WITH SAFARICOM LAUNCH JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

July 25th 2014... Strathmore Business School today launched the inaugural Safaricom Business Journalists Fellowship; a one-year, mid-career program that gives business journalists the opportunity to train alongside Kenya’s leading business lecturers and some of the top leading newsmakers in the region.

Speaking during the launch, Strathmore University Vice- Chancellor Dr. John Odhiambo said, “Business managers and owners are generally better educated about their world than are most of the journalists assigned to cover it. The imbalance puts reporters at a serious disadvantage.”

“A middle ground of understanding can be attained through programs such as the Safaricom Business Journalists Fellowship.”

The highly competitive program will admit only fifteen of the most promising candidates in the first year. They will be taken through 3 modules whereby each module will be four days of intense training.

Nine intensive half day workshops spread over nine months will feature as part of the program; the journalists will also be hosted to dinner events where they will get a chance to mingle with the leading newsmakers in Kenya.

Also at the launch was Safaricom’s CEO, Bob Collymore who explained Safaricom’s interest in financial Journalism and what he hopes will be achieved through the program. “As the largest, and most successful service provider in the region, Safaricom expectedly has keen interest in the quality of financial reporting in Kenya, and this is an interest we share with our collaborator; the renowned and prestigious Strathmore Business School. The intention of this program is to equip talented, promising journalists with the analytical skills needed for their chosen profession, this program aims to give these journalists an opportunity to sharpen their skills and perfect the complexity of their craft”, he said.

Mr Collymore also went on to emphasize the importance of quality journalism, especially in this age, and considering Kenya’s current position in the world. “Our Journalists are our windows to society, in addition to being the windows of others into our society, and as Kenya starts to take its place in the world, conscientious journalism is more imperative than ever. I hope this program will take as a step further to reaching our goal of quality journalism”, he said.

Some of the topics to be covered include; Economic Analysis and Financial Analysis. The half day workshops will cover topics ranging from world economics, technology to corporate governance and CSR.

Safaricom is sponsoring the participants to undertake the rigorous 30 hour credit course.

July 25th 2014... Strathmore Business School today launched the inaugural Safaricom Business Journalists Fellowship; a one-year, mid-career program that gives business journalists the opportunity to train alongside Kenya’s leading business lecturers and some of the top leading newsmakers in the region.

Speaking during the launch, Strathmore University Vice- Chancellor Dr. John Odhiambo said, “Business managers and owners are generally better educated about their world than are most of the journalists assigned to cover it. The imbalance puts reporters at a serious disadvantage.”

“A middle ground of understanding can be attained through programs such as the Safaricom Business Journalists Fellowship.”

The highly competitive program will admit only fifteen of the most promising candidates in the first year. They will be taken through 3 modules whereby each module will be four days of intense training.

Nine intensive half day workshops spread over nine months will feature as part of the program; the journalists will also be hosted to dinner events where they will get a chance to mingle with the leading newsmakers in Kenya.

Also at the launch was Safaricom’s CEO, Bob Collymore who explained Safaricom’s interest in financial Journalism and what he hopes will be achieved through the program. “As the largest, and most successful service provider in the region, Safaricom expectedly has keen interest in the quality of financial reporting in Kenya, and this is an interest we share with our collaborator; the renowned and prestigious Strathmore Business School. The intention of this program is to equip talented, promising journalists with the analytical skills needed for their chosen profession, this program aims to give these journalists an opportunity to sharpen their skills and perfect the complexity of their craft”, he said.

Mr Collymore also went on to emphasize the importance of quality journalism, especially in this age, and considering Kenya’s current position in the world. “Our Journalists are our windows to society, in addition to being the windows of others into our society, and as Kenya starts to take its place in the world, conscientious journalism is more imperative than ever. I hope this program will take as a step further to reaching our goal of quality journalism”, he said.

Some of the topics to be covered include; Economic Analysis and Financial Analysis. The half day workshops will cover topics ranging from world economics, technology to corporate governance and CSR.

Safaricom is sponsoring the participants to undertake the rigorous 30 hour credit course.

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