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Twenty-Seventh Issue 
3 October 2019 


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Apply now for the 2020 jamlab accelerator programme

Dear jamlab reader

Following two successful jamlab accelerator programmes, we are happy to announce that we will be mentoring a third batch of media start-ups in South Africa for 2020. This six-month hothouse accelerator programme for journalism and media innovators will provide teams with the tools, facilities, contacts, and support necessary to realise their ideas and ambitions. Applications for the incubator are now open. Read more

Don’t forget to follow the jamlab on Twitter (@jamlabAfrica) and like the Facebook page to stay in touch with the latest news and updates.

Best regards,
jamlab Africa Team

Innovator Q&A with Daily Maverick’s Styli Charalambous
A combination of inspiration and desperation birthed a successful membership programme for digital-first newsroom, Daily Maverick. Read more

Opportunities for African journalists in October
Have a look at this list of fellowships, grants, awards and other opportunities with fast-approaching October deadlinesRead more

BBC News Minute shares 5 tips on how to reach a young audience
This punchy 60-second bulletin is a global news summary beamed on 33 radio stations across the worldRead more

Using audience trust to build a digital-only newsroom
The Daily Vox’s Sipho Hlongwane on how trust in news audiences is something that can be turned into a revenue stream. Read more

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