The South Africa Media Innovation Program is pleased to announce the third placement of the Children’s Radio Foundation(CRF) at the World Digital Media Awards, in Scotland last night.
So proud that our WhatsApp Radio Integration initiative was amongst the nominees for the @NewspaperWorld World Digital Media Award for Best Innovation to Engage Youth Audiences! 📻🌍🎉📱 Check out our toolkit here: https://t.co/lQ4q3jHaj6 pic.twitter.com/0QQApfwcwr
— Children’s Radio (@CRFprojects) June 3, 2019
CRF was named a runner-up in the category for Best Innovation to Engage Youth Audiencesfor their WhatsApp Radio Integrationproject after taking home first place in the same category at WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Africa Awards in 2018.
The overall winner of the category was the South American WhatsApp verification project Verificado 2018, with the finalists including an American childrens’ daily news app News-O-Maticand The Quint’s, an Indian publication, ‘Talking Stalking’.
WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Awards recognize groundbreaking digital products that engage readers whilst growing revenue and they featured the winners from the 2018 Digital Media Awards regional editions in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America and South Asia.
The awards ceremony took place at the end of the 71stWorld News Media Congress in Glasgow, Scotland.