Entries by Khumo Sello

 SAMIP Update | Boosting women’s voices, in news reporting, sports media, podcasting and more

As we head into the final month of 2020, here are some of the latest updates in the South Africa Media Innovation Program. Global recognition for SA podcasting mavens Podcasting start-up Volume has been featured in international podcasting outlet PodNews, for their innovative approach to audio storytelling during the pandemic. Virtual storytelling to boost women’s […]

SAMIP participants’ blockbuster bi-weekly update

As we enter the final quarter of the year things are about to get busy and this can be seen in the amount of activity from our cohort of participants. Food for Mzansi launches a TV show Digital agri-news platform Food For Mzansi set out into a new frontier, with the launch of their TV […]

A week of wins for SAMIP participants

This week saw a range of awards, honours and achievements for participants of the South Africa Media Innovation Program, as well as a new hard-hitting investigation into police abuses, and an explainer on complex debates about South African cultural identities. Awards for Food for Mzansi, M&G and Daily Maverick Several SAMIP members were named as […]

New awards nod for SAMIP orgs

WAN-IFRA names finalists for African digital news awards SAMIP congratulates three of our participants, Daily Maverick, Food For Mzansi and Mail & Guardian, for being named as finalists in the WAN-IFRA African digital news awards. The awards celebrate publishers who deliver unique and original media projects in the last twelve months. The winners will be […]

Celebrating Women In Media

Next Monday SAMIP will host a panel discussion on women in media, looking at the opportunities and obstacles for women leadership in the sector. Our host Lynette Ntuli will speak with Kathy Magrobi from QuoteThisWoman+, Khadija Patel from The Daily Vox; Shandukani Mulaudzi from Children’s Radio Foundation, Dawn Noemdoe from Food For Mzansi, and communications […]

Volume releases podcast on Coronavirus’ impact on newsrooms

Another week and another set of wins for the South Africa Media Innovation Program’s (SAMIP) participants. Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic the program has looked at its cohort has conducted projects and reporting on the virus and its impact on society. KAS Media Africa, in collaboration with podcast production company Volume, released the […]

Combatting Africa’s infodemic with a WhatsApp-only publication

The off-label use of WhatsApp as a news distributor has created an opportunity for readers to redefine what it means to have a digital experience, but there’s no clear business model just yet, by Pontsho Pilane. Together with the widespread of misinformation and disinformation, plagiarised digital copies of some of South Africa’s leading weekly newspapers […]

Daily Maverick goes from digital to print

In a move that is sure to turn heads in global media circles, the Daily Maverick has announced the launch of a weekly print newspaper: Daily Maverick 168. The digital media house announced its plan to “go back into the future” with a R20 weekly paper to be distributed in Pick n Pay stores, asking […]