Top editors to host inaugural convention
Editors from local media houses will converge in Nairobi on Friday and Saturday during the first ever Annual Editors’ Convention.
The two-day forum, organised by the Kenya Editors’ Guild (KEG), will focus on the future of journalism and media, media regulation and freedom, social media, disinformation and journalism training.
There will be keynote presentations, thematic and plenary sessions, panel discussions and training. “The Friday training, called the Kenya newsroom safety boot camp, will deal with the safety and security skills journalists need in their everyday work practices,” says a brief about the convention. “There will also be training on Saturday focusing on digital technologies, media and journalism.”
The convention will be held at the Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi and its climax will be an editors’ ball on Saturday night.
KEG chairman Churchill Otieno said the inaugural convention will be a foundation for more. “This is the start of important conversations and interrogation of critical media and journalism issues,” he said. “There is a lot of thinking and effort that has gone into the planning of this convention.”
Nation Media Group, the US State Department and the Communications Authority of Kenya are among KEG’S partners in organising the convention.