Today's newsroom environment is not devoid of conflict. With many competing interests, especially the business demand for media survival while journalists do what they know best – tell compelling stories – there is bound to be conflict. The Aga Khan University's Graduate School of Media and Communications has partnered with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), to offer a five-day training aimed at newsroom managers from across Sub-Sahara Africa.
The programme dubbed, 'Managing conflict in today's newsroom', will equip newsroom managers with the ability to resolve workplace conflict and disagreement in order to lead effectively. Participants will cover key conflict resolution concepts relevant to the functions of emerging newsroom managers and leaders.
The programme will be led by Prof. Nancy Booker, a certified professional mediator, Christoph Plate, KAS Media Africa Director and veteran Kenyan journalist Joe Odindo. It will be delivered in English by a diverse set of renowned faculty and practitioners drawn from East Africa.
The programme will run from 14 – 19 November, 2022 at the Aga Khan University Centre. For successful applicants, all costs associated with the programme will be catered for, and they will receive a certificate upon successful completion.