Journalism and Mass Media Research Papers/Topics

Ethical Journalism: The case of the adherence to the Code of Conduct in the Kenyan Media

Abstract: Journalists are deemed as custodians of press freedom and it is their onus to feel ethically obliged to give their audiences information that is of public interest. In this study, we examined the extent to which journalists reflect on the code of conduct to make decisions on how to gather information, package information ,publish and distribute stories in media. Investigations were made on which decisions were made when to select appropriate channels are used to break the story; if...

Using Participatory Video Materials for Learning and Disseminating Push-pull Technology among Smallholder Farmers in Selected Districts in Western Kenya

Abstract: Push-Pull Technology (PPT) has been promoted as innovative and effective agriculture technology of addressing yield losses in the maize fields of resource-poor famers due to Striga weeds and Stem borers’ infestation in western Kenya. Being a knowledge intensive technology, learning and uptake of push-pull technology among the smallholder farmers has been relatively slow. Farmers need to have considerable knowledge level for them to learn and adopt it. The purpose of the study was...