I tried to write something which was not good enough. Natural disasters and conflicts create substantial strain on markets. Continue reading “Future of Food Aid and Policy Concerns”
The phone rings…. For a while. I wait patiently and anxiously… It has been weeks since the HR manager promised to reach out to me with a verdict. He said it would take a week. I had to get back to them. You understand, right? Continue reading “Worst Job Interview Responses of all time”
Mass media plays a critical role on in dissemination of information. The information received helps to form opinions and shape attitudes.The medium through which information is conveyed determines the depth of intended impact on the desired recipients.
The means through which information disseminated to the public may be controlled or uncontrolled. For example, most television news passes in the hands of an editor who then makes sure that relevant and important information goes through the medium. Same to print which is also edited and regulated.
Information through social media tends to be distorted and hence can not fully trusted.
Pathways to news
Pew Research Center report shows a clear shift from traditional print news to more lively and engaging Television and digital news for those younger than fifty years. Due to the advancement in technology, news consumers can actively engage on a news item real time as opposed to print which is more limited regarding engagement.
I agree that television remains the most popular among American news consumers because it offers more than what print would provide.
The major undoing for print is the inability to engage reader’s real time. For anyone to comment on a news article, they must wait for next publication when their opinion would be published at the mercy of editors.
Those reacting to printed news are not so sure that their comments reached the editor for publication unlike digital news and television news where the publish calls in to respond to a news item. This is the cause of the continued decline in print news consumption witnessed.
Trust and accuracy
It is common to see media houses siding with political regimes in the United States. Taking political sides erodes the level of confidence, and that is why it is not strange to see small trust and confidence levels among Americans. It becomes tough to distinguish between objective criticism of a politician or a regime and propaganda.
News has become part of the political process in the United States and to say that media is fully independent is a hard nut to crack. So it is correct to say news organizations are biased.
It is interesting though to see Democrats having more trust in information from the national news organization. The argument here may be because their preferred candidate is power. Would this statistic change if a Republican ascends to power? Probably yes.
Loyalty and Source Attention
Being loyal is a feeling, and the only way to measure loyalty is to gauge the frequency with which consumers return to the same source for news information. 51% of Americans feel they are loyal while 48 believe they are not loyal.
This is a 50-50 scenario although older adults and women tend to return to the same source for information which is an indication of loyalty.
The combination of motion picture and sound is more convincing than news narrated on a newspaper. It is interesting to listen and watch than just read.
News consumers tend to be loyal when they form an opinion about the source. They go back to the same source since having an experience with them. Further, a more established news firm tend to gunner more loyal consumers less popular ones.
Side hustle has become a common phrase among millennials this century. It is uncommon to find fully dedicated employees who work from 8-5 without something else that earns them that extra income. Continue reading “Don’t Consider this side hustles, they don’t work”
Television, radio, newspaper and most recently, the internet are the conveyors of information in the world today. These tools, often known as mass media, entertain and broadcast information which is critical in shaping societal behaviour.
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Those who torch high school dormitories did not go to a national school they wanted. In fact top Kenyan high schools do not experience bad behavior among students because these students wanted to be there they love their school and want to be associated with its success. Continue reading “Students who Fail in form four are happier in life”
Strike defined may mean different things. First, it is the act of hitting or simply hit forcibly or deliberately with one one hand or weapon. I’m not interested in that definition because it’s not related to my discussion. The second meaning is related to the first a sudden attack usual military related. Air strikes in Syria is a norm these days. And many other definitions that you may like. Continue reading “How to strike in high school dear students”
America is a country of about 40 million black people, among a while population of about 320M people, who are being reduced by senseless killings each day. There has been another shooting in as many days, this time in Minnesota, a state that I believed had a lot more Americans of black decent than any other state. My roommate Andy went to this state About 6years ago after winning green card lottery. We all knew that his life was changed forever because America is believed to be the land of opportunity. My other roommate, Peter who was closer to Andy than any of us, said he would prefer Africa than any other place in the world.
Protests are growing in number and already three police officers are reported dead which is equally a sad thing to hear. There is a number of police officers said to be injured. International media seems to think its the fault of white people in America, rather the fault is on white cops in the American police force. Is it possible that black people have a provoking attitude that results in these events, or its white cops whose fabric is woven by deep sites racism and lack of respect for human life? You can imagine a @realsonaldtrump presidency.
I want such movement in Africa. I yearn to see a responsible African leadership which includes an accountable police force. What we see in media about how furious blacks in America become when one of them is gunned down is somewhat a good thing. I reserve my judgement on this because I wasn’t there. Recently a lawyer, Willie Kimani, was murdered in cold blood by what everyone believes to be rogue police officers. The lawyers body alongside his client and a taxi driver we recovered from a river. What I am afraid of is Kenyans will let this go. There may be lack of evidence which may force the courts to acquit the police officers of murder charges.
We struggle with almost everything. Financial times in London says by 2035 half of all job seekers in the world will be African. They further suggest that our high libidos and never falling fertility rates is our greatest undoing. The median age in Africa is 20 compared to 43 In Europe. Maternal deaths have significantly reduced. The average children per woman in Africa is six compared to two in Singapore. As much as this may be seen as an advantage to us, it may be doom. The population is growing exponentially.
In Uganda, Museveni’s rulling party wants to change to constitution to remove age limit of 75 for a presidential candidate. Previously the constitution was changed to allow Museveni to have another term in office. Who said that there is only one leader that a country can have. In South Africa president Jacob Zuma uses public funds for personal development at the expense of national development. And he expects no one to question. Moving from capital to capital of each African country you find unique challenges as well as common challenges across board. They become stories of Africa. Even those who have never been here never want to come.