Discussion Topic/Questions for Nicolas

1. How does social media effect journalism in today’s world?



2.  How can the public utilize social media to make people aware of issues they feel are important and should be known?




Discussion Questions for Ian

Hi Ian,

Please answer the following questions. I’m just curious to see your opinions on the topic of ethical journalism. Have a wonderful day!

What are some ethical issues do you think journalists have to deal with on a daily basis? Why do you think it’s important to for a journalist to stay ethical while he/she reports a story?



Professional Standards of Journalists-Abby Gaceru


Developing ethical standards is in many ways a personal exercise. How does the individual act of self governance affect the quality of a free press society?

Tip: Remember the “Golden Rule”

What are five good questions to ask yourself when faced with an ethical dilemma?


Discussion Questions for Juliana Shapai

Hey Juliana! here’s some discussion questions to get us started! You can answer as many as you want; I just wanted to give you some options.

– What do you believe is the duty of a journalist?
– Why do you want to be a journalist?
– What do you think will be the most challenging aspects of becoming a
journalist after you’re finished with your studies?
– What do you think is the most essential part of news coverage in Kenya?

Question for Phillip Githaiga

Hey Phillip, a discussion question for you: Why are you interested in journalism and what do you think is its role in society?

Discussion question for Eric Njuguna

Hi, Eric! We’re going to try this discussion post …. Take a look at the question I have posed below and respond. Let us know if you have difficulties:

Journalists need to be storytellers as well as accurate reporters. Why do you think this statement is true?

Mentorship Program Kickoff

The first group of mentors has initiated communication with their mentees in Nairobi, Kenya, at the East African Media Institute on June 3, 2013. Follow the mentor’s discussion forum or read the mentee’s blogs. Stay tuned for more information on their progress!

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