The simple steps that helped a small team grow its newsletter Success doesn’t have to be a million new subscribers. Sometimes it’s just a few thousand. As a youth media outlet, The Daily Vox’s biggest audiences have always been on its social media channels, with an on-again-off-again newsletter reaching to an audience in the low […]
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Here are some of the latest updates from in and around the South Africa Media Innovation Program. Hashtag unveils new made-for-Snapchat show SA-born mobile storytelling agency Hashtag Our Stories has delivered a new show on Snapchat: ‘Our Health’ features stories of people who found their strength through health challenges. It is the latest entrant from […]
The new year has started strong for participants in the South Africa Media Innovation Program, with a host of new products and initiatives, a few early successes, and an opportunity for ten up-and-coming video producers. Here’s our first update of what’s been happening in the SAMIP community: Volume and M&G picked for global membership program […]
This is a final update from the South Africa Media Innovation Program before we close out the year. You’ve heard it from us before, but in a year of extraordinary challenges for media organisations (and humanity at large), we look back on 2020 with great pride at how the SAMIP cohort adapted, innovated, and excelled […]
It would be fair to say this year has been no picnic. So as another month passes, the latest highlights from in and around the South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) take on new resonance. With all the challenges that Covid-19 threw at media organisations big and small, merely surviving was accomplishment enough. But we […]
The month of September is Heritage Month in South Africa. This is a month in which all South Africans are encouraged to celebrate their unique backgrounds, cultures and religions. September also marks the last month of the third quarter and the beginning of the end of the year. 2020 has not been short of surprises, […]
With the official launch of a new print title for one of our participants, a shout-out in the New York Times for another, and new products and milestones besides, there’s been no shortage of excitement in the SAMIP family. Here are a few of the highlights. DM goes to the presses (and keeps winning at […]
As the news media struggles in its shift from print to digital, Daily Maverick’s bold move from digital to print followed the success of its membership program, writes Pontsho Pilane In a tumultuous time for the media industry globally, one of South Africa’s most popular digital-first-and-only news publications, Daily Maverick, has drawn international attention with […]
Throughout the month of June, which is Youth Month in South Africa, SAMIP’s participants have shown immense resilience and innovation in their journalism. One of the biggest stories to emerge has been the issue of police brutality that, thanks to Viewfinder, is now getting more public scrutiny. Our participants have also covered the precarious situation […]
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 African Media and Innovation Program (SAMIP) recently hosted a webinar […]