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Lessons on podcasting for Sub-Saharan Africa

Lessons on podcasting for Sub-Saharan Africa

What does it take to build a sustainable podcast in the global South? Maybe it’s just that we’re all stuck at home, but it feels like there’s been an exciting uptick in podcasting among the cohort of media organisations in the South Africa Media Innovation Program...

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Publishing for WhatsApp? Here are three great ways to do it

Publishing for WhatsApp? Here are three great ways to do it

With 90% of internet users active on its app, WhatsApp is the biggest social networking app in South Africa. It’s bigger than Twitter, Instagram, and even Facebook. So it’s no wonder that publishers have turned to WhatsApp as a way to reach audiences. The South Africa...

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Pivoting to webinars – 5 lessons for small media orgs

Pivoting to webinars – 5 lessons for small media orgs

As media organisations race to adapt to life under lockdown, many are turning to online events – to reconnect with audiences, make up for lost revenue, or to establish themselves as agenda-setters on the key questions of the day. Last week, the South African Media...

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Update | New Year, new projects, positions and products

 Building the world's best newsletter Last year Daily Maverick’s First Thing with John Stupart won the award for best newsletter at the WAN-IFRA 2022 Digital Media Awards Worldwide. So, our cohort were fortunate to be learning from the best when John Stupart presented...

Update | Solving media and societal issues, one conference at a time

Considering the Future of Journalism Education across the region In mid-November regional SAMIP participants Namibia Media Trust and CITE partnered with MISA Malawi and DW Akademie to host a 3-day hybrid conference on Journalism Education in Southern Africa. Themed...

Update | We bring news of elections, media gatherings, journalism awards and more

M&G and Newsday collaborate for Lesotho election reporting Lesotho weekly newspaper Newsday raised its game to cover the country's national elections held on 7 October. Alongside live social media polling updates the Newsday editorial team collaborated with a Mail...

Update | We bring news of global awards, new newsletters, interviews and articles worth reading

Daily Maverick win two Global Digital Media Awards After winning the regional awards, Daily Maverick has gone on to win in two categories at WAN-IFRA's 2022 Digital Media Awards Worldwide, scooping Best Newsletter for First Thing by John Stupart and Best Reader...

Update | We bring news of events, fellowships, training and more…

Marikana documentary offer M&G Productions recently presented its first documentary: Markana: South Africa’s Dark Heart, exploring the massacre at the ‘koppie’ ten years ago and the questions remaining about that fateful day. To mark the occasion Mail &...

Update | We celebrate awards, nominations, new products and more…

Lots of prizes and new products - here is the latest on what SAMIP participants are up to: Recognition and awards Daily Maverick and Food for Mzansi were recently announced as winners in the prestigious WAN-IFRA African Digital Media Awards that recognises news...

Update | Viewfinder joins GIJN, SMWX collaborates with M&G, The Daily Vox and Namibia Media Trust engage with the youth on journalism and more…

 Viewfinder selected for global investigative journalism network Journalism start-up Viewfinder was recently welcomed into the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN). They were selected from 46 applicants by the GIJN Board of Directors, expanding the global...

Update | World Press Freedom Day: Journalism under Digital Siege

World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993. Every year, a specific theme is chosen for World Press Day, and this year’s theme is “Journalism under digital siege”. This year’s theme not only highlights the ways that endanger...

Update | Media Hack Collective to host in-person training and publishes report on Covid-19 in SA, Explain on power outages in SA and keeping the KZN relief funds corruption-free, and more.

We are bringing you the latest from the SAMIP cohort, here are some updates on what our participants have been getting up to.   Media Hack Collective to host in-person training and publishes report on Covid-19 in SA Data journalism start-up Media Hack Collective...

Update | gsport covers women’s cricket world cup, 263Chat introduces new podcast, Radio Workshop releases podcast on vaccine hesitancy, and more

SAMIP brings you some updates on what the cohort has been up to, here’s the latest from the South Africa Media Innovation Program. gsport covers women’s cricket world cup Women’s sports news outlet, gsport concluded International Women’s month on a high with a...