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 announced as a guest editor for the next, to support Derby’s transition in May.
Media Hack flying the flag at Newmark J-School
Laura Grant, co-founder of data journalism start-up Media Hack, is one of 25 journalists selected for the 2021 cohort of Newmark Graduate School of Journalism’s Product Immersion for Small Newsrooms programme. Ferial Hafajee, associate editor for Daily Maverick and a SAMIP community mentor, will also take part in the programme.
Ten African journalists are part of @newmarkjschool's 2021 cohort of its Product Immersion for Small Newsrooms programme. Congrats @DrYemisi of @RealAWiM, @mediahackza's @LauraJGrant, @dailymaverick's @ferialhaffajee, @tjalio, @catevacemuema, & @SirNige! https://t.co/RAZHmZ46E2 pic.twitter.com/duAs4DfDlS
— GIJN Africa (@gijnAfrica) March 25, 2021
Explain.co.za video takes on Big Pharma
Verashni Pillay’s Explain.co.za recently reintroduced video explainers alongside The Wrap, its weekly email and WhatsApp news digest. As concern mounts about vaccine shortages in the global south, their recent explainer video on vaccine inequality received over 11,000 views.
Unpacking the inequality behind student protests
Sticking with growth in video content, the latest release from youth politics hub SMWX is a dialogue with public intellectual and economist Lebohang Pheko, looking at persistent inequalities shaping students protests and policing in South Africa.
DM168 expands circulation
Daily Maverick has announced a new circulation channel for its weekly print title. Daily Maverick 168 will now be available at Exclusive Books, as well as Pick n Pay, raising their weekly circulation to 34,000.
Hashtag Our Story is hiring
Mobile story agency Hashtag Our Stories is hiring ten full-time journalists to work across their four shows on Snapchat. Video experience is preferred, but not mandatory, and candidates can work remotely from anywhere in the world. Apply at [email protected].