The pandemic disrupted the media landscape, forcing many journalism conferences to be held virtually, which has allowed many people around the world to tune in and attend these conferences. Though the world seems to be trying to get back to some normality by meeting in-person, virtual conferences seem to be continuing and we have provided a list of exciting journalism conferences.

We will regularly update the list throughout the year.

International Journalism Festival 

When: April 6 – 10

Where: Virtual

Fee: Free

Language: Italian and English

The International Journalism Festival is a journalism event annually held in Perugia, Italy

World Congress of News Media 

When: May 5-26

Where: Virtual


Before April 30 – US$695

After April 30 – US$795

Language: English

How to leverage growth from the emerging news media playbook that sustains journalism, locks in transformation gains, and builds on differentiating value propositions amid a changing consumer landscape? At the 92nd Annual INMA World Congress of News Media, the conference will explore each of the core value drivers – then look across those drivers at the opportunities that are emerging. What should the c-suite prioritise? How to allocate resources that scale? What does success look like? What to build vs. what to buy? When to lead and when to follow? How to bolster your mission? How to acquire and retain talent? When to gather as a team and when to stay home?

World Conference on Media and Mass Communication

When: May 5-7

Where: Virtual

Fee: $80-100

Language: English

MEDCOM 2022 hopes to unite diverse research and case studies from all over the world, parallel sessions while offering many networking and publishing opportunities. Discover the latest trends and challenges on the field at this leading conference and enjoy everything the virtual conference has no offer. For more information, click here.

The DW Global Media Forum 2022

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When: June 20-21

Where: Germany and online

Fee: Free

Language: English

The next DW Global Media Forum will explore opportunities to foster resilient journalism in times of crisis and capacitate civil societies for the future. For more information, click here.

Digital Media Africa

When: July 12-13

Where: Online

Fee: Free for members and payment for non-members

Language: English

Get ready for another round of fun debates, insightful cases, and immediate takeaways at WAN-IFRA’s 6th annual Digital Media Africa Conference. For more information, click here.

Africa Media Summit 3.0

When: July 28 – 29

Where: Virtual

Fee: TBC

Language: English

How African news publishers continue to grow audience, revenue, and brand as publishers make the difficult transition from print to digital will be the focus of the INMA Africa Media Summit. Over two days hear directly from peers throughout Africa on their best practices in the face of societal and business challenges. The event will focus on African participants on the business of news media: audience development, advertising, the smart use of data and insights, and emerging digital models that work for emerging markets. For more information click here.

SACOMM2022 University of the Witwatersrand

When: September 14 – 16

Where: In-person

Fee: Fee

Language: English

SACOMM is a professional body that represents academics from around southern Africa working in communications and related fields. The annual SACOMM2022 conference will be taking place at Wits University. This year’s theme is Unravelling Big Tech: Power and the Global South. For more information, click here.

Amplifying the voice of African women in media, tech and science

When: September 19 – 22

Where: Online

Fee: Free

Language: English

Learn how Code for Africa’s women’s network, WanaData, is empowering women in Africa by deepening their expertise in media, tech, and science-related careers. For more information, click here.

West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards

When: October 20 – 22

Where: Accra, Ghana

Fee: Paid

Language: English

The awards will focus on the theme: Misinformation, Digital Media Regulation and Journalism in Africa. For more information, click here.

Jamfest: a festival to rewire and reboot digital media in Africa

When: 19 – 20 October 2022 (virtual) 24 – 25 October 2022 (in-person)

Where: In-person and online

Fee: Free

Language: English

Jamfest is an African media and information festival directed at a diverse set of African media makers and media publics. This second annual festival will be held in hybrid in 2022 and will convene hundreds of media makers and innovators from across Africa. For more information, click here.

African Investigative Journalism Conference

When: October 31 – November 2

Where: In-person

Fee: Free

Language: English

Africa’s premier investigative journalism conference returns with a bang. An opportunity to see great African journalism, learn cutting-edge skills, make contacts from across the world, and share experiences. For more information, click here.

Have we missed any other forums, conferences, summits on the continent that should be on this list? Send us an email to and we will update this article.



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