News

October 2011

Vision Group websites get applaud

A cross-section of readers in and out of the country has gratefully embraced the rebuilt New Vision and Bukedde websites which were launched early this month.  

The readers, including Vision staff had written recommendations praising the digital team’s work, for the great rebrand, which took over the nation in a wave.

“That (launch of new websites) was timely and truly resonates with current technology arena. This is to congratulate you on the new look and upgrade of the website,” Allan Asiimwe who is Acer Computer’s Country head says. This was in an email to Vision Group’s digital head Louis Jadwong. Musa Kimuli, a student of Industrial Engineering at Eastern Kentucky University said, “Thanks for the good work at NV (New Vision). The New web design is a world standard. I have made it now my home page. Thanks for the innovation.”

One of staff, Henry Mukasa wrote back saying, “Great stuff. Salutations!” while Kenneth Oluka, one of Vision Group’s former senior editors said, “The new website is visually appealing, polished and highly professional. It is a modern website.”
He added, “The site is attractive, rich in content and provides for lots of interactivity; which attributes are likely to generate a positive impression that will make visitors stay on it longer and keep coming back.”

“The best thing that you have done is to provide for the digital version of the newspaper. I could not wait to subscribe,” Oluka added. “Keep those photos flicking and high quality because they are the centre of visual attraction. I am sure there will be readers who will be visiting just to have a hearty laugh with Rastoon,” he advises.

But he notes that it takes longer to load than ever before and that it is hard to send feedback as a reader.
The Vision Group Editor in Chief Barbara Kaija says, “I applaud the New Vision Digital team and Management for making this new Interface redesign development a reality.”

“For long, the New Vision page was only allowing for a one-way communication model for the most part, which offered very little instant interaction and feedback from the public on the different stories they run.”

She adds that with the free and easy feedback channels, the Company will, “fully participate in the democratic process of this country, with an interactive media platform being an essential tool to enhancing the democratisation and an accountability process.”
“The electorate can now participate by sharing their views and opinions on how the elected leaders are conducting the political, social, cultural, economic and legal business of this country,” Kaija adds.

But a number of readers still raised concerns of the archiving of stories, saying they cannot easily be searched as it was before.
Barbra Natifu, a PhD student of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo says, “My concern is with the archived articles. Is there a possibility of synchronising them in this new interface, to aid the search function?”

One other reader George Okoch says, “Allow me appreciate the new redesign of the vision site.  The brand now looks better.”
Chris Kiwawulo an investigative writer says, “The new website looks nice! The only missing part I have noticed is bylines on the stories posted.” But his concern has now been sorted, since all stories now have bylines.

Visit the website here

More Stories

May 2012
THE New Vision facebook page crosses 30,000th fan mark.
[- Read more -]

April 2012
Widowed,blind and HIV+ Nyakato still needs help,all she needs is a house.
[- Read more -]

November 2011
Vision Group holds the 2011 Annual General Meeting
[- Read more -]

October 2011
MAMA KAZI trains army wives to shoot poverty
[- Read more -]

September 2011
Vision Group profits triple
[- Read more -]

September 2011
Vision moves to fill Uganda's digital space 
[- Read more -]

September 2011
New Vision wins 2011 tourism award
[- Read more -]

September 2011
Change comes to Vision group Oct 3rd. 
[- Read more -]

August 2011
Vision Group extends career guidance to society. 
[- Read more -]

August 2011
Vision Group launches XFM 94.8 English Radio Station. 
[- Read more -]

July 2011
Vision Group has appointed a new team of mainly young journalists to editorial management positions to further strengthen the newspaper as Uganda’s leading daily.
[- Read more -]

July 2011
Vision Group reaches out to Buziga HIV/AIDS orphans school.
[- Read more -]

JUNE 2011
ROBERT kabushenga, the Vision Group chief executive officer, is confident that Kenyan advertisers will gain much by doing business with the company.
[- Read more -]

June 2011
THE Government’s decision to cut expenditure on advertising will hurt the media industry, media managers have said.
[- Read more -]

JUNE 2011
A night of hope for children
[- Read more -]

Vision Group drives media industry
[- Read more -]

January 2011
THE New Vision newspaper website has been ranked fourth out of 50 top most popular newspaper websites in Africa by an Australia-based global ranking firm.
[- Read more -]