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The Graduate School of Media and Communications in Nairobi, Kenya fosters an independent, socially diverse …

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Photojournalism course at the Aga Khan University - Graduate School of Media and Communications (AKU-GSMC). 

Photojournalism course at the Aga Khan University - Graduate School of Media and Communications (AKU-GSMC). 


GSMC offers an MA in Digital Journalism and an Executive Masters in Media Leadership and Innovation. The MA prepares journalists to seize on the many opportunities of the digital era, provide sophisticated coverage of key beats and uphold the highest ethical standards. The Executive Master’s degree is designed to address the needs of developing-world media and communications companies in a time of digitally driven transformation, through a curriculum taught by leading East African and international executives and scholars.

GSMC has brought current and former journalists from the Financial Times, the Washington Post, the BBC, CNN, the Standard Media Group, the Business Daily of Kenya and other outlets to its state-of-the-art Nairobi headquarters to teach professional development short courses for practising reporters and editors. Courses range in duration from one day to two months and cover a wide range of subjects, including using smartphones to produce high-quality video, covering the energy and mining industries and social media marketing.