Welcome to your first edition of the JAMLAB Africa e-newsletter for 2018.
We kick off the year with a focus on mobile journalism with an interview with journalist Yusuf Omar, a South African who is a global leader in mobile and who has worked for eNCA, Hindustan Times in India and CNN in London. Check out all the articles in this newsletter and on jamlab.africa. Lookout for more Mojo articles in subsequent editions. We share two reports: one on the Top 30 startups that will help accelerate your newsroom in 2018 and the other on the future of journalism and predictions for 2018.
Just in case you missed the news, three teams from the 2017 JAMLAB Accelerator programme were selected as winners of the South Africa Media Innovation Program’s (SAMIP) first Innovation Challenge. The nine teams will share a pool of grant money aimed at helping them achieve specific goals that will advance their projects.
We look forward to supporting more innovators and bring new information, new ideas and new conversations across Africa.
JAMLAB Africa Team