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Twenty Second Issue 
12 April  2019 


new information new conversation new ideas

Lessons for media startups on how to thrive in their niche

As online media models evolve, smaller startups can play an important role in adding to the landscape, says Ferial Haffajee, associate editor at Daily Maverick and Fin24 in South Africa. Startups need to carve out their niche and focus on a specific audience to succeed. Read more

Fighting for media credibility is crucial in pressured newsrooms
Despite increased misinformation and decreased resources, newsrooms cannot compromise on trustworthinessRead more

What we are reading
It’s time to share what we are reading in our newsroom, this week  press freedom, community radio, covering elections and digital storytellingRead more

Apply for these opportunities and advance your career
We have put together a list of some journalism fellowships that African journalists should apply for.  Read more

Digital and data skills for journalists and media makers
These workshops cover the essentials of digital data gathering and storytelling from advanced search to verifying social media sources to getting data out of government sources. Read more

JamLab Accelerator

Satire to keep you aware
Politically Aweh is a satirical show that delivers informative and entertaining videos about news and political issues in South Africa. It is produced by a team of seven young professionals working in journalism or politics. Read more

A new era for community newspapers 
The organisation aims to catch up with the digital world and capitalise on digital advertising. New Era is an amalgamation of eight print publications that have been suffering the same fate. Read more

What does Media Hack Collective hope to achieve on the accelerator programme?
Media Hack Collective is a media group that specialises in journalism and media projects ranging from digital storytelling, data journalism and narrative journalism 
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