Daniel Samson

Chief Learning Officer

Tanzania

Daniel Samson is an award winning best data journalist with emerging digital media in Tanzania, Nukta Africa. He specializes in business, environment, education and data reporting.

Mr Daniel, who is based in Dar es Salaam, is the current Chief Learning Officer leading the research and learning department which is responsible for coordinating training including data journalism conducted by the company or in partnership with other organizations.

He holds a B.A in Journalism from the University of Dar es Salaam.

He has won several local awards such as the recent Best Data Journalist in 2019 released by National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and Education in Excellence Journalism Awards (EJAT) 2020 by Media Council of Tanzania (MCT).

Despite having reporting and editorial roles, Daniel is a trainer and mentor on data journalism and social media management.

Daniel also had been working with InfoNile as Data Wrangler, JamiiForums as Data Journalist and reporter at Majira newspaper.

Portfolio
Medium
04/14/2021
A story of award-winning data journalism in 2020

By Daniel Samson Despite the devastating impact of the corona virus across the globe, in 2020 we continued to stick to our mission of transforming people's lives through data and digital tools and content.

climatetracker
07/15/2020
E-waste law is urgent priority in Tanzania - climatetracker

Solar energy has become an important renewable energy for development of people in various aspects of life, but may lead to serious environmental and health effects in the future if its end products are not managed well after use.

Medium
05/27/2021
Why gatekeeping is key in the era of digital media in Tanzania

By Daniel Samson Digital media including blogs, vlogs and podcasts has become the fastest growing media that spreads news beyond physical borders, as it connects its audience through the internet. Despite its importance especially in sharing news, it poses serious quality challenges on what is supposed to go to the public due to limited gatekeeping.

Nukta
Nukta | Biashara ya mtandaoni ni tishio kwa maduka makubwa Tanzania?

Watanzania wengi bado wamekumbatia mifumo ya asili ya manunuzi. Biashara ya mtandaoni inaokoa muda, gharama na inapatikana popote. Wachambuzi wanasema watanzania hawana jinsi zaidi ya kukubaliana na mabadiliko ya teknolojia ya manunuzi. Dar es Salaam. Miaka 38 iliyopita Michael Aldrich, mfanyakazi wa kampuni ya Tesco nchini Uingereza aligundua mfumo wa kompyuta wa kuwezesha miamala kati ya wafanyabiashara na wanunuzi wa bidhaa.

Nukta
Nukta | Kama unadhani mtandao unaweza kuua huduma za posta Tanzania, utasubiri sana

Watumiaji wa huduma hizo wanaongezeka huku vifurushi vinavyotumwa vinapungua kila mwaka. Wanaotumia zaidi huduma hiyo ni wanafunzi, wazazi, wafanyakazi na mashirika. Kwa wastani mtu mmoja duniani hutuma barua au vifurushi 43 kwa mwaka. Idadi ya mashirika yanayotumia huduma za posta nchini imeongezeka mara 10 ndani ya mwaka mmoja. Dar es Salaam.

Nukta
Nukta | Fursa zilizojificha uzalishaji wa michikichi Tanzania

Michikichi inafungua mlango kwa wakulima kupata kipato na uzalishaji wa mafuta ya mawese na kupunguza tatizo la uagizaji mafuta ya kula nje ya nchi. Wakulima watapata tija ya kutengeneza ajira na kuboresha maisha ya familia zao. Ni njia nyingine ya kuendeleza sekta ya viwanda vidogo vidogo na wajasiriamali. Dar es Salaam.

Nukta
Nukta | Namna wenye magari ya gesi asilia wanavyookoa maelfu ya fedha Tanzania

Mpaka sasa magari yasiyopungua 300 yanatumia gesi asilia nchini. Wadau wa nishati wamesema teknolojia hiyo ikiwekewa mikakati itasaidia kulinda mazingira na kupunguza gharama za maisha. Serikali imesema inakusudia kuongeza uzalishaji na vituo vya gesi asilia katika maeneo mbalimbali nchini. Dar es Salaam. Mapambano dhidi ya mabadiliko ya hali ya hewa yanaendelea kila mahali duniani.