Tenth  Issue 
18 December 2017 


new information new conversation new ideas

Three JAMLAB teams win the SAMIP Innovation Challenge

Three teams from the JAMLAB Accelerator programme were selected as winners of the South Africa Media Innovation Program’s (SAMIP) first Innovation Challenge. The JAMLAB teams were Media Factory, Soul City and Volume News. The other six winners are Children’s Radio Foundation, Mosêlê, Digest, Hashtag Our Stories, The New Era and Pocket Reporter. The winners will share a pool of grant money aimed at helping them achieve specific goals that will advance their projects. In addition to the grant funding, the organisations will have access to mentoring and expertise for the next three years, to help them become financially sustainable. Read more

New thinking on tech hubs in Africa

Participants from Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa gathered to share learnings and ideas on ways tech hubs should support startups better in Africa?  Read more

Calling for all promising media startups!

Every year the Global Editors Network rewards the best startups that address various newsroom challenges through dynamic and innovative products and services. Read more

The JAMLAB newsletter and online magazine are supported by the  Open Society Foundations Program on Independent Journalism

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