WHO WE ARE

Jamlab, short for the Journalism and Media Lab, is a project of Wits Journalism.

Our work aims to support more and better innovation in journalism and media in Africa.

HOW WE WORK

Jamlab supports innovation by providing innovators with information, inspiration, and networks to support more, and more successful, innovation. Our work is focused through three programmes:

Knowledge Hub

Through our magazine, we showcase innovations and innovators, share experiences of using new technologies and tools and provide access to research.

Community of Practice

We provide an opportunity to share experiences, knowledge, and learning.

Accelerator Programme

We provide coaching, mentoring, working space, technical support and the opportunity to meet leaders in journalism and media as well as potential investors and partners.

OUR VISION

To grow into an African centre of
innovation – one step at a time, learning as
we grow.

OUR MISSION

Strengthening innovation in African independent journalism and media, to grow the diversity of the continent’s voices in the public space.

OUR TEAM

Our team’s expertise lies at the intersection of journalism, media and entrepreneurship, which includes other ad-hoc members at Wits Journalism and Tshimologong as well as a string of contributors across Africa.

LWAZI MASEKO

JOURNALIST

TSHEPO TSHABALALA

PROJECT COORDINATOR

PHILLIP MOGODI

ACCELERATOR MANAGER

FUNDERS AND PARTNERS

Jamlab is grateful for the generous support of Open Society Foundation’s Program on Independent Journalism and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency through the Consortium to Promote Human Rights, Civic Freedoms and Media Development in Sub-Saharan Africa project.

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