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Twenty-Fifth Issue 
  29 July 2019 


new information new conversation new ideas

After the ban, can WhatsApp still work for media?

As WhatsApp cracks down on automated bulk messaging from December, various media organisations and publishers will bear the brunt. Should media stop relying on third-party platforms to disseminate news?  Read more

Tool Review: Newsletter platforms for newsrooms
Three digital editors share best practices of editorial newsletter platforms they use in their newsrooms. Read more

Opportunities for African journalists in August
We’ve put together a list of fellowships, grants, awards and other opportunities with fast-approaching August deadlines. Read more

Proof before pivot: The case for playing with video
Video remains a compelling storytelling medium and experimenting with it has never been easier. Read more

Will our media landscape look the same in 10 years time?
The latest State of the Newsroom report chronicles the ups and downs of South Africa’s media industry over the past year. Read more

In the News: Reporters Without Borders launches digital help desk for journalists
Check out our regular news roundup of some of the top headlines in African journalism, innovation and digital mediaRead more

Getting the best from your tech development team as a digital media startup
To build a great product or service as a digital media startup, you will likely need the help of software developers, user experience designers and more, but communicating your vision and working well with them is key. Read more

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