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Eighteenth  Issue 
19 October  2018 

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Apply now for the JamLab Accelerator Programme 2019

Dear JamLab subscriber

Following the successful inaugural JamLab Accelerator Programme, we are happy to announce that we will be mentoring a second batch of media start-ups in South Africa for 2019. 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 Team

How well is your newsroom checking its social media sources? 
Join Eoghan Sweeney, head of training at First Draft, the global journalists verification network to learn about the latest techniques for verifying social media sources. Read more

How to: Use satellite and drone footage as an investigative tool
The use of cutting-edge technology can often provide important details to aid investigative journalismRead more

South Africa’s podcasting boom is underway 
It’s the details that are a little less certain. We explore what exactly that bright future may look like. Read more

Tool Review: Analytics platforms for newsrooms
Which platforms do newsrooms use to measure online content performance? Read more

How to start your own media newsletter
The highly prescriptive and opinionated guide, from The Splice Newsroom, to setting up your own email newsletter. Read more

Making newsrooms sustainable workshop at AIJC18

Whether you are a running a journalism start-up, or you are working in an established team, or if you are looking for ideas and advice on how to pay the bills, this workshop is for you. Read more

What’s on!

Oct – Nov 2018
29 – 31        Johannesburg,                     South Africa11 – 11 Nov   Maputo,                               Mozambique5 – 8 Nov    Gaborone,                            Botswana

African Investigative Journalism Conference
This is the largest gathering of investigative journalists in Africa, organised by Wits Journalism. The conference gives African and international investigative journalists an opportunity to learn new skills, hear about the top investigative stories and share experiences.Maputo Fast Forward
This year’s theme centers around “The Future of the Future: Reinventing Narratives about Africa”.  MFF is a platform for connecting people working in and discussing creativity, design, culture, and innovation, based in Maputo, Mozambique.International Data Week
The International Data Week will bring together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers and data stewards to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve knowledge and benefit society through data-driven research and innovation

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

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