We are hiring| Program Officer vacancy

We are hiring| Program Officer vacancy

The South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) is a multi-year initiative to accelerate digital innovation among independent media outlets in South Africa, through technical support, capacity building and grant funding. The organisation has recently announced a...
Giving youth a voice in the media

Giving youth a voice in the media

South Africa celebrates Youth Month in June, commemorating the 1976 Soweto student uprising. It serves as a time to reflect on the meaning of being a young person living in South Africa and overcoming various challenges such as unemployment.  Our participants have...
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...
How The Daily Vox tripled its email audience

How The Daily Vox tripled its email audience

The simple steps that helped a small team grow its newsletter Success doesn’t have to be a million new subscribers. Sometimes it’s just a few thousand. As a youth media outlet, The Daily Vox’s biggest audiences have always been on its social media channels, with an...