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Eugene Okumu

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Nairobi
Multimedia Coordinator, Online Reporter, Tech Writer and Editor — The Star (Kenya)
Covers:  Most topics for as long as there is adequate information on them.
Doesn't Cover: I do not have topics I do not at least make an attempt at covering.

An online journalist who also works as a multimedia coordinator. I dabbles in photography on occasion and enjoys a bit of rugby.

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Biography

A versatile journalist with interests in visualization of news.
I utilize motion graphics to enhance and compliment articles on a range of topics from politics, crime, general sports and technology news.
I am also a big data enthusiast.
When not not editing videos and compiling animations and wri...

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first job as a journalist was in college when I was the editor-in-chief of a publication for a society modeled around the United Nations.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

As a child I played with one, does that count?

How is social media changing news?

Mainstream news now is almost having to always play catch up with social media users who aren't necessarily journalists with breaking news.