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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 […]

Media Hack raises R30k in 30 hours

In a time of uncertainty for many media organizations, this week’s updates from participants of the South Africa Media Innovation Program is cause for optimism: a major crowdfunding success, the rollout of a new podcast, an innovative live audio event, and ongoing coverage of the key issues of the day. Crowdfunding success for Coronavirus data […]

SAMIP participants weekly update

It’s been another busy week, with stokvel savings discussions, internet fandoms, and an inside look at community health workers. This is what SAMIP participants have been up to this week. Readings on racism As global discussions about systemic racism continue, The Daily Vox recommends ten books by Black and POC authors on race, systemic racism, […]

GSport4Girls names nominees for women’s sporting awards

This week, GSport4Girls named the athletes competing for its annual sporting awards, while other participants of the South Africa Media Innovation Program continued their work delivering news and entertainment to audiences across South Africa. Gsport names awards nominees Sports may be on hold, but women athletes can still be celebrated. GSport4Girls, an online initiative to […]

SAMIP participants cover South Africa’s budget woes and GBV

This week, the economy loomed large for SAMIP participants as South Africa’s Minister of Finance delivered a grim COVID-19 budget revision. Quote This Woman+ compiled a list of women from its database of experts who can assist the media to diversify its voices in stories about the budget and economy. Health-e News, a digital health […]

The Daily Vox celebrates Youth Day and its birthday

#TDVTurns6 In marking six years since the launch of The Daily Vox, the youth media start-up ran a week long anniversary campaign: #TDVTurns6. Along with social media videos and retrospectives, The Daily Vox hosted a digital event tackling how COVID-19 was affecting students – one of the emerging struggles for equality and inclusion in higher […]