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Food For Mzansi’s citizen journalism project bears fruit

From the latest news and podcasts, to job opportunities and award ceremonies, here are the latest updates from the SAMIP cohort Food for Mzansi names top citizen journos Last week agri-news publisher Food For Mzansi hosted an award ceremony for the top performers from its WhatsApp-based citizen journalism initiative, Sinelizwi (isiXhosa for ‘we have the […]

New blood at M&G, SAMIP members join global j-school cohort

Here are the latest updates from in and around the SAMIP family M&G names Ron Derby as new editor-in-chief The Mail & Guardian has appointed veteran business reporter Ron Derby as its next editor-in-chief, starting in May. Former broadcaster Redi Tlhabi was announced as a guest editor for the next, to support Derby’s transition in […]

Update | SAMIP orgs tapped for Global Media Awards

Another week, another set of exciting developments from in and around the South Africa Media Innovation Program, as SAMIP participants celebrated awards nominations, audience growth, new partnerships, job opportunities, and podcasts. SAMIP participants make awards shortlist The International News Media Association has named Daily Maverick and Food for Mzansi among the finalists for the Global […]

How women have led media innovation and resilience in Covid-19

Stories of struggle and success from women-led media organisations within the South Africa Media Innovation Program The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” Looking at how the pandemic has disrupted media industries across the world, there are worrying signs that the impact […]

 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 […]