Daily Maverick win two Global Digital Media Awards

After winning the regional awards, Daily Maverick has gone on to win in two categories at WAN-IFRA’s 2022 Digital Media Awards Worldwide, scooping Best Newsletter for First Thing by John Stupart and Best Reader Revenue Initiative for Maverick Insider. Commented one of the judges: “One of the most impressive things about Maverick Insider is the way the team is using data to better understand their audiences – and also incorporating best practice and ideas from across the globe. As a membership play, Maverick Insider is tapping the true definition of reader support: the members care for the product, understand the role they play in its future and are emotionally rather than transactionally involved in its ongoing success.”

New Outlier newsletters

This month Media Hack Collective have launched not one, but two new newsletters. The Outlier Local Government newsletter will unpack by-elections, court actions and the dissolution of municipalities across the country. Treevolution is focused on all things recycling and sustainability and filled with tips, guides and features on living a more eco-friendly life. If you sign up now you get a free download of the Treevolution Guide to Recycling which explains the types of materials we can recycle and includes an easy guide to what different plastics can be used for. Have a look at all the newsletters on offer – and see what else MHC has in store here


Quote This Woman+ in conversation with Thuli Madonsela

QW+ founder and director, Kathy Magrobi, was invited to an interview by Thuli Madonsela as part of her #WomenReadyToLead podcast. The aim of Prof. Madonsela’s interactive webcast is to get successful women leaders to share their leadership experiences, lessons and tools with other women. The show’s mantra is “ Indlela Ibuzwa Kwabaphambili (Ask for directions from those that have travelled before)”. You can watch the recording here


GIJN profiles new member Viewfinder

Accountability journalism non-profit, Viewfinder, were featured in a GIJN member profile article which outlines the philosophy and methodology behind their unique brand of investigative journalism that focuses on exposing systemic institutional failures that particularly affect marginalised or impoverished communities. The article also considers the impact of their police investigations and the challenges of creating an enabling environment for scaling the organisation. Read the article here

Gsport Momentum Awards campaign concludes

The 17th edition of the Momentum gsport awards took place this month and if you missed it, you can watch a recap on #gsportLIVE. In the final episode of the first season gsport founder, Kass Naidoo, talks about the fulfilment of unearthing new sports icons and the return of the Momentum gsport awards as a live event in 2022.  You can read the interview with the hosts of the Monday evening gsport4girls’ YouTube channel, Babsie Kutwana and Celine Abrahams, as they look back on the journey since their first show and share advice on what they learned along the way for those who are starting out in their presenting careers.


How to cover assassinations safely

Paul McNally of Volume and Alibi Investigations writes for Nieman Reports on how reporting on targeted killings has lagged in South Africa despite a significant escalation in the number of assassinations in recent years. In the article he considers the risks for reporters and whistleblowers and explores strategies to minimise harm and harassment like creating a ‘shadow network’ of journalists. He canvasses experts on strategies to minimise harm and harassment like creating a ‘shadow network’ of journalists and outlines his own experience in assassination reporting with his Too Many Enemies podcast series.