Entries by Khumo Sello

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 […]

Children’s Radio Foundation bags COVID-19 podcasting grant

New podcasts, new funding, awards nominations and a million hits: here are some highlights this week from the South African Media Innovation Program. Youth developing through Covid-19 podcasting Children’s Radio Foundation, an organisation using radio to create opportunities for dialogue, leadership, advocacy, and community building among youth, received a Population Services International grant towards podcasting […]

Shining a spotlight on police brutality – at home and abroad

This week, while protests against police brutality spread across the United States, SAMIP participants used their platforms to raise awareness of issues of police violence and accountability in South Africa, while others kept audiences informed on how the pandemic is playing out in education, sports, and agriculture. Police brutality receives attention around the world Highlighting […]

SAMIP adds five more projects to its cohort

With the start of the new year the South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) added a set of five new organizations to its cohort of participants. These entrants were selected during the last meeting of our Advisory Committee who deliberated over the shortlisted candidates in December 2019. The five organizations are mixture of start-ups and […]