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Twenty-Fourth Issue 
  18 June 2019


new information new conversation new ideas

Six legal questions every start-up needs to think about 

A digital media startup, like any new business, needs to cover its bases and be smart when it comes to the law. We look at why this is so important and what legal groundwork you need to put in place so that your business can focus on what it does best. Read more

Donate and Support these 16 organisations advocating press freedom in Africa
Poynter has put together a useful list of organisations that are directly advocating for press freedom and fighting for the safety of journalists around the world. Below is a shorter list of organisations which have been fighting to protect journalism in Africa. Read more

Grants and Opportunities for June! 
We’ve put together a list of fellowships, grants, awards and other opportunities with fast-approaching June deadlines for JOURNALISTSRead more

What We Are Reading: What are the latest trends in digital news?
It’s time to share what we are reading in our newsroom including the latest “Digital News Report” from the Reuters Institue and an analysis of South Africa’s media coverage of the 2019 elections. Read more

New Frame’s Richard Pithouse doesn’t want to be first. He wants to be credible.
A recent addition to the South African digital media landscape is aiming for credibility and depth, not clicks or commercial income. New Frame editor-in-chief, Richard Pithouse, shares how he is building a publication on strict principlesRead more

jamlab accelerator

Club Readership’s treasure lies in books
With their time on the accelerator programme about to wind up, Club Readership’s Sibusiso Gama reflects on the past four months at jamlab. Read more

A 100 days of jamlab and 2019 elections 
How Quote This Woman+’s idea of echoing more women’s voices in media is coming closer to realityRead more

Relationship management is Credipple’s key to growth 
This organisation’s growth strategy is to bring the creative and digital communities into one placeRead more

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