Ninth  Issue 
5 December 2017 


new information new conversation new ideas

JAMLAB’S accelerator demo day showcases six promising media start-ups

New media business models, new ideas to fix broken parts of the media system and new media to meet the needs of new young audiences were all on show.The Journalism and Media Lab (JAMLAB) recently held its first demo day for the media start-up teams on the accelerator programme at the IBM Research offices in Tshimologong, Johannesburg. The event provided our first cohort of entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their business cases to potential investors, clients and business partners. Read more

#GIJC17 editorial
Innovation wrap from investigative journalism gathering

Wits Journalism brought over a thousand muckrakers to Africa for five days of learning, networking and sharing new ideas on journalism. Read more

GGMSA Bureau ready to open its doors to young women

As this round of the JAMLAB accelerator programme draws to a close, GlobalGirl Media South Africa is on the cusp of fully implementing their bureau dream. Read more

Technology shifts the investigative journalism goalposts

Journalists are now able to take investigative journalism to another level using drones, satellites and sensors. Read more

Innovation Challenge brings out the best in South Africa 

Winners of the SAMIP innovation challenge will be the first group of participants that the program will be working with, in its three-year run. Read more

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

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