Digital Storytelling training cohort one: Trainees’ experience
When the deadline for the applications of the Digital storytelling training came there was a total of 87 applications and they were divided into three groups and the first group has since completed its training. Upon commencement of the training, the trainees showed much promise with some of them already running blogs or YouTube channels… Continue reading Digital Storytelling training cohort one: Trainees’ experience
Digital Storytelling training cohort one: Trainers’ take
The first cohort of the Digital Storytelling training by the Bloggers Association of Kenya in conjunction with the American Embassy came to a successful end. As aforementioned, the Covid Pandemic affected physical meetings and the trainings were held virtually via the Zoom platform. The selected trainees were drawn as far as Nakuru, Busia, and Bungoma… Continue reading Digital Storytelling training cohort one: Trainees’ experience
Influence of Social Media Impact on News Reporting
By Mercie Ngigi The First thing I’d do during high school holidays was head out to the store at home. Apart from checking out the ripe sweet bananas, I was going to get a stash of old newspapers. You see, newspapers in high school are designated to the principal, those polished teachers, and an occasional… Continue reading Digital Storytelling training cohort one: Trainees’ experience
How you can improve engagement on digital platforms
By Emily Mucheru I honestly believe that every content creator’s nightmare is producing content that does not initiate any likes, comments, or shares. On several occasions, I have heard of content creators who started a YouTube channel or a blog only to quickly abandon his/her creative streak. Are there any remedies for this sticky situation? … Continue reading Digital Storytelling training cohort one: Trainees’ experience
How can we improve engagements on digital platforms?
By Martin Karimi The aspect of improving engagements on digital platforms can be dissected from two angles. The first angle is how a content creator can improve engagements on their platform. Case in point; how a blogger can enhance and improve engagements on his/her site. The second angle is how users of digital platforms can… Continue reading Digital Storytelling training cohort one: Trainees’ experience
How can we identify and stop the spread of fake news in the digital space?
By Nekesa Omutecho Credible journalism is fed by fact-gathering. So, a lack of research likely means a lack of fact- based information and thus resulting in misinformation. Fake news reporting has become common these days with so many actual stories being shared all over especially on social media platforms. This is as a result of… Continue reading Digital Storytelling training cohort one: Trainees’ experience
How covid-19 has disrupted the digital space
By Aisha Wanjiku Years 2020/2021 were upon us and the digital space hasn’t been the same since the “parapanda” happened. It was unexpected and too loud to be ignored just like how I imagine it would sound when the world ends. Who? What? How? the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic was here with us. Clearly, all our… Continue reading Digital Storytelling training cohort one: Trainees’ experience
Community development, youth agenda and governance among concerns of budding bloggers
Passion for community development, youth agenda, and good governance is the reason why many young people want to start content development with digital platforms being the preferred channels of use. This emerged in the ongoing Digital Storytelling training by the Bloggers Association of Kenya in conjunction with the American Embassy. Given the situation occasioned by… Continue reading Digital Storytelling training cohort one: Trainees’ experience
How can we identify and stop the spread of fake news in the digital space?
By Kevin Odundo The world is at a point in time where fake news exists. As active consumers of information, we cannot expect to interact with the truth only. We must be keen on biases and falsehoods that exist in information, and this is more important in news sources that cover controversial or political stories.… Continue reading Digital Storytelling training cohort one: Trainees’ experience
Importance of digital skills for young people in Kenya
Digital skills are vaguely defined as qualifications needed to “use digital devices, communication applications, and networks to access and manage information,” in UNESCO’s terms. These are important assets that have completely changed the marketing game, providing an accuracy and efficiency never witnessed before. What role have these skills played in influencing the lives of the… Continue reading Digital Storytelling training cohort one: Trainees’ experience
What are the skills needed to be a blogger?
Practically, blogging has been in existence for over two decades now and as time goes by, it’s slowly becoming a to-go skill everyone is aspiring to have with social media penetration. The first blog ever dates around the 1997 Links.net created by Justin Hall to publish his writing. Today blogging is a whole industry on… Continue reading Digital Storytelling training cohort one: Trainees’ experience
10 Social media trends of 2021
Quite a number of people have admitted to blindly groping for their smartphones before opening their eyes in the wee hours of the morning signifying just how some of us are addicted to social media. The advent of social media may have not seen this coming but social media is such an integral part of… Continue reading Digital Storytelling training cohort one: Trainees’ experience
Call for applications for the 2021 digital skills workshop
The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) in partnership with the American Embassy, have opened applications for the 2021 digital skills workshop. The program’s aim is to equip the youth in the intermediary stage with digital skills to craft online personal narratives, employing multimedia components of narrative, text, images, and sound, that foster dialogue and empowers… Continue reading Digital Storytelling training cohort one: Trainees’ experience