SAMIP is bringing you some updates on what the cohort has been up to, here’s the latest from the South Africa Media Innovation Program.

Quote Me On That hosts a webinar on successfully engaging journalists & a media training session on dressing for interviews.


Quote Me On That (A division of the Quote This Woman+ NPO) is a membership-based community of like-minded women+ that aims to provide skills and support to women+ experts. Quote Me On That successfully hosted two webinars with women+ media industry experts as guests.


Media Training: What to wear for media interviews

The first webinar hosted is a free online media training session facilitated by QTW+ Founder Kathy Magrobi joined by the Founder of  Explain, Verashni Pillay, and Founder & Editor of Twyg, Jackie May. The panel was discussing “what to wear to media interviews” and sharing some tips on dressing the part.


Quote Me On That Launch: How To Effectively Engage With Journalists

The second webinar was hosted in celebration of the launch for Quote Me On That and delivered learnings on how to effectively engage journalists looking for your story, expertise, and experience. In this webinar, Journalists Sandisiwe Shoba and Karabo Mafolo from Daily Maverick shared tips and answered itching questions on journalist engagement.



The Daily Vox and Hashtag engage in a conversation about Mental Health Awareness

In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, The Daily Vox Writer, Ling Shepherd hosted an Instagram Live conversation joined by Hashtag Our Stories Producer Mohammed Arai. The conversation was aimed at educating people on what mental health is, and creating more awareness around issues of mental health.



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Youth reporters to be trained by CRF in collaboration with UNICEF

Children’s Radio Foundation has recently launched a new project with UNICEF SA in response to the unrest across South Africa in July 2021. The project trains youth reporters to lead peacebuilding dialogues in their communities. The discussions will be recorded and curated into a series of short podcast episodes that will be broadcast across radio stations in their communities and nationwide.


SAMIP participants at the African Investigative Journalism Conference

SAMIP participants, Volume and Media Hack Collective featured at the 17th annual African Investigative Journalism Conference hosted virtually from 11 – 15 October 2021. Media Hack Managing Partner and Chief Hacker, Alastair Otter led a session on effective data storytelling and, Project Manager, Tegan Bedser was part of the selected panel discussing building data-driven investigations. Paul McNally, Founder, and CEO of Volume was one of the panelists in a session discussing investigative podcasts and how to pioneer investigative podcasting.