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Albert Gachiri
Award-winning Africa television journalist and multimedia practitioner.
Award-winning Africa television journalist and multimedia practitioner.
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OF ROYALTIES AND MISPLACED LOYALTIES
In Kenya, the combination of music and politics has proven to be vital in securing an election victory. Musicians have now wisened up and are demanding their pound of flesh from politicians. As politicians seek to shore up voter loyalties, the musicians are...

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PICTURES, WORDS, CAPTIONS AND CORRUPTION OF MEANING
Yet again, editorial non-sense has graced the pages of a Kenyan newspaper. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then it's better for words to be banished from pictures, if the caption ruins the meaning of the picture. Of what use it is to seek to add und...

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THE NOT SO OBVIOUS STATEMENT OF THE OBVIOUS
Repetition of facts for emphasis is acceptable in the media  But tautology is usually frowned upon since different words end up repeating the same meaning, where even one word would have sufficed. What remains unbearably irksome though, is the stating of ob...

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OF FORGED LAND AND NEWS FORGERIES
The media plays an important role of enlightening the public. Yet, when partaking from Kenyan news outlets, one at times is left feeling dumber. Confused wondering if one could be the only one not understanding the content. Or worse still, convinced that th...

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HEADLINES: ART, AESTHETICS AND ATROCIOUS TOPLINES
Headline writing is an art. The end product is so designed to attract attention to a story. Keywords to string together are cleverly selected, to grab the reader's interest at first glance, usually based on the condensed information being conveyed. Then the...

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SUSPECT IMAGE LINK COMBO AND MEDIA MISDIAGNOSIS
These are sensitive political times in Kenya. Movements and pronouncements by politicians are closely being watched. Information circulated by mainstream or social media is  also critical because details can be packaged to either augment or deflate the chan...

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OF TV NEWS PROTECTING AND CORRUPTING PUBLIC MORALS
Kenyan TV news has a remarkable penchant for drifting towards sensationalism, in the mistaken belief that what is shocking will always gel with the audience. It's a pity that a news story seeking to highlight the moral decadence in the society, can actively...

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DANCE WITH THE ANGELS JANET KANINI IKUA
It was another office party, those that get triggered by the slightest indication that management was in the mood to recognize team effort. I was tasked with ensuring everyone has plenty of enjoyment. But one colleague seemed to be getting the most fun. She...

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THE MEDIA, COMPREHENSION BURDEN AND EGGS ON THE MILITARY
Let's assume I don't know. And I don't try to do some research because the search for an answer may leave more questions unanswered. The media should lighten the comprehension burden, especially for the not so enlighten readers, trying to figure out the lin...

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Now this is really a load of editorial embarrassment, (please excuse any implied crassness).
http://agachiri.blogspot.co.ke/2017/03/swimming-in-journalism-ocean-and.html
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