New deals for women’s sports, new awards honours, and more

New deals for women’s sports, new awards honours, and more

With new investment for women’s sports media, global awards recognition for local publishers, and a membership-based training to develop more diverse voices, here are some of the latest innovations from the SAMIP cohort. gsport unveils new commercial deals Women’s...
Big news: African podcasting firm Volume secures MDIF deal

Big news: African podcasting firm Volume secures MDIF deal

Big news in the SAMIP family: African podcasting firm Volume secures MDIF deal Audio start-up Volume has become the latest SAMIP cohort member to secure an investment deal with Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF). Founded in 2017, Volume was one of the first...
Viewfinder digs up the data on deadly rubber bullets

Viewfinder digs up the data on deadly rubber bullets

New investigative journalism, new hires, and coverage of topical news – here’s the latest from the South Africa Media Innovation Program. Counting the cost of rubber bullets Ten years after rubber bullets killed Andries Tatane, investigative start-up Viewfiender...
Food For Mzansi’s citizen journalism project bears fruit

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

New blood at M&G, SAMIP orgs 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...
Update | SAMIP orgs tapped for Global Media Awards

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...