Though none of the writers of the stories published on weinformers.net came out as the outright winner of the 2nd Uganda National Journalism Award, we are pleased to report that two of our writers John Isingoma and Antonio Kisembo were 1st runners up in the categories in which they were shortlisted for the awards. Consequently they each received a cash prize of 1 Million Uganda Shillings.
John Isingoma was the runner up in the Business and Finance Category for his story Reeling with the success and challenges of the metal scrap industry in Uganda and Antonio Kisembo was the runner up in the Multimedia Category with his story The Quest for Land Amid Increasing Fake Titles.
However it is worth noting that the Winner of the Multimedia Category was Pascal Kwesiga for a story MDGs Debate: Whose Millennium Development Goals published on our sister website campustimesug.com
This clearly shows that Ultimate Multimedia Consult is not just the leading provider of Multimedia News, Information, Knowledge and Training on paper but also in reality.
No wonder that just before the awards the Ultimate Multimedia Managing Director Gerald Businge remarked
“I’m glad to inform you that five of the shortlisted finalists (potential winners) are students from our inaugural Online Journalism and Multimedia Production classes (last year) at Makerere University Department of Journalism and Communication,”
Businge said two of the articles are the real projects for students he supervised last academic year, and one of the articles was an in-class assignment for the online Journalism class.
“Of course we at the Ultimate Group are happy that we were able to add value to these articles and publish them on our platforms,” He boasted.
The other stories that made us shine were Jane Ndibalekera’s Is this the cabinet you want? published on the Campus Times which received an honorable mention in the Data Category and Shamim Nakalule’s Single Mothers by choice tickle the culturally sensitive with additional reporting from Jane Ndibalekera Bukenya published on weinfomers.net which also received an honorable mention in the Arts and Culture Category.
The other winners at the 2nd Uganda National Journalism Awards as per the categories were
Agriculture – Abubakar Tyaba Ssettumba, NBS Television
Arts and culture – Caroline Ariba, New Vision
Business – John Masaba & John Semakula, New Vision
Data journalism – John Semakula, New Vision
Editorial cartooning – Chrisogon Atukwasize, Daily Monitor
Energy, oil, gas and mining – Edward Ssekika, The Observer
Environment – Ronald Musoke, The Independent
Explanatory reporting – Andrew Masinde, New Vision
Features – Frank Walusimbi, NTV Uganda
Health – Bamuturaki Musinguzi, Daily Monitor
Investigative reporting – Edris Kiggundu, The Observer
Justice, law and order – Joan Akello, The Independent
Local reporting – Jimmy Kwo, Daily Monitor
Multimedia journalism – Pascal Kwesiga, Campus Times
National news (broadcast) – Solomon Serwanja, NTV Uganda
National news (print) – Pascal Kwesiga, New Vision
Photojournalism – Daniel Edyegu, New Vision
Political reporting – Charles Mwanguhya Mpagi, Daily Monitor
Sports – Bakhit Hafiz, Radio Pacis
Nile Breweries Award for Exceptional Journalism – Stephen Ssenkaaba, New Vision
We wish to congratulate all the winners upon achieving this in their journalism career