By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus - Vincent Kawuma, a multi-media journalist at Rest TV has disclosed that he was largely helped to become the journalist he is today by his practice with KIU TV while still a student of journalism at the university.
Kawuma is a producer, host, scriptwriter and distinguished field reporter at the local TV station and he told this website that KIU TV has had a huge hand in moulding him for his current job.
"I think and believe that KIU TV shaped me as far as media work is concerned because, during my time in the KIU newsroom, I used to put in a lot. This made me get experience in media work like editing, reporting, handling workmates, and working under pressure," Kawuma said.
“Those same things are the ones I found in the mainstream media where I am now," he added.
Widely known for hosting "Ekyoto Kyamawulire," a weekly news magazine show that airs every Saturday at 7 pm, Kawuma is also the chief producer of Rest TV's most-watched show, "The Round Table" which runs on Monday and Tuesday morning every week.
He said he has been able to climb through the ranks because of commitment, research and believing in himself.
"I think being where I am takes time but due to believing in myself, making a lot of research on the topics that am to talk about and making enough preparation for the shows has made me this proficient that I am now a chief editor," Kawuma reflected.
He is committed to contributing towards total professionalism in the Ugandan media industry and is opposed to the current trend of the media creating pseudo-celebrities.
Like his idols Joseph Sabiiti, formerly at Next Media and CBS radio’s Meddie Nseroko, Kawuma wants to be one of the most popular journalists in Uganda.
He urged students especially those pursuing Mass Communication to be focused and know what they want in life.
Kawuma graduated from Kampala International University with a degree in Mass Communication in November 2019 before joining Rest TV as a reporter a month later.
While at KIU, he served as chief students news editor for KIU TV between 2018 and 2019.