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An Open Letter to HBO

An Open Letter to HBO

Dear HBO, Please stay out of my backyard. Or better yet, just stick to fiction. I watched the Westgate Attack video last night. It was not the best decision for me given the time of day, and the fact that I was all alone. Several times I shut it off and tried to sleep but … Continue reading

Black Lies

Black Lies

UPDATE: This has been the most viewed post, with at least 2 hits a day, every day, from all over the world. This is a lot of traffic in my humble blog’s world. Today I want to add award-winning film maker Ng’endo Mukii’s short, Yellow Fever. The little girl’s voice is particularly unforgettable in this … Continue reading

Crash Course: Technological Convergence and News Mass Media (plus, why I LOVE Prezi.com)

Crash Course: Technological Convergence and News Mass Media (plus, why I LOVE Prezi.com)

Speaks for itself… References: Choi, S.-K. (2010). Convergence in the media sector: Drivers, impacts and regulatory challenges. Communications & Convergence Review, 53-64. Erdal, I. J. (2011). Coming to Terms with Convergence Journalism: Cross-Media as a Theoretical and Analytical Concept. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 213-223. Jenkins, H. (2001). The cultural … Continue reading

Ethical Reasoning of Kenya’s Electoral Coverage

Ethical Reasoning of Kenya’s Electoral Coverage

…another cheat post from a recent school essay. Introduction This paper is an analysis or the ethical reasoning of a week’s worth of electoral coverage in the Nation Newspaper towards the March 4th Kenya General Elections. As was the case for all media during the three months running to this election, electoral progress made headlines … Continue reading

Candid Talk – 1: Politics – 0

Candid Talk – 1: Politics – 0

For the first time in history, Kenya’s presidential candidates were set together on the same stage to discuss and defend their bids to be elected fourth president of our country. 44 million people watched the $1 million inaugural debate from around the world. Even my evening class managed to convince our lecturer to let us watch the live stream … Continue reading

Two Faces of Africa

Two Faces of Africa

I came across this picture yesterday and I couldn’t look away. My reactions:- A part of me understands that the photographer was doing his job, and like any other job it’s not always butterflies and rainbows. I have always sympathized with anyone who’s work takes them right to the heart of conflict, and photographers are no exception. … Continue reading

More About Film Art

More About Film Art

So I’ve been reading up a little on media aesthetics and trying to apply it to my favourite films of all time as I go along, and here’s the warm-up. BREAKING BAD (2008) – Cinematographer: Michael Slovis I’d heard a lot about this series, now on the verge of its final season, but only started … Continue reading

A Blind Date With Film Art

A Blind Date With Film Art

aes·thet·ics [:] the branch of philosophy dealing with such notions as the beautiful, the ugly, the sublime, the comic, etc., as applicable to the fine arts, with a view to establishing the meaning and validity of critical judgments concerning works of art, and the principles underlying or justifying such judgments. (Dictionary.com) Cinematography happens to be one … Continue reading