Moi University - Department of Publishing and Media Studies
The Department of Publishing and Media Studies is committed to the development of manpower for both local and regional book publishing industries as well as the wider world of print and non–print media. It trains skilled manpower capable of working in the traditional book publishing sector as well as other areas such as newspaper and magazine reporting and publishing, electronic media, public relations firms, producing company newsletters and reports and print-based sectors of the marketing and advertising industries etc.
The aim of the department is to provide an educational background that prepares students for a career in publishing and its related industries. The department recognises that modern society is sustained and progresses through the creation, organisation and dissemination of recorded knowledge and that the skills, techniques and tools of information provision are becoming common ground between information professionals. The department therefore works very closely with the other two departments of the school to ensure that students develop skills relevant to a wide range of related information professions
The courses offered in the department of Publishing and Media Studies cover the publishing process from authorship through editorial, production, marketing and distribution to retail selling. The history of mass media, printing and the technological changes over the years, are also taught.
Graduates of the school who have specialised in publishing and media studies are equipped with a wide range of highly marketable academic and practical skills. Not only do they gain valuable expertise in the gathering, organisation, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information, but they also learn the profession of information presentation and mass production, in the form of books, magazines, newspapers, and ephemeral printed material.
Contact Person: Head of Department, Dr. D. Chebutuk Rotich
Physical Address: Eldoret, Kenya
Postal Address: P.O. Box 3900 Eldoret
Phone: +254 (0)53-43231 / +254 (0)53-43620
Fax: +254 (0)53-43047