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Dec
07

African data journalism fund launches new contest for stories on gender equality and the challenges women face in accessing health care and services

Journalists in six African countries — South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria — can win a fully paid study tour to major United States newsrooms as part of a new impactAFRICA reporting contest. impactAFRICA is seeking stories that shed light on the challenges women and girls face in accessing health care and health […]

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Dec
07

How the media can better understand the fake news phenomenon

Traditional news organizations made a deal with the devil when they turned to social media and search engine optimization to gain digital audience and revenue. They recruited “community managers” to raise their profile on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like. They tagged their articles to raise them in search results. The devilish side of the […]

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Oct
04

Reporting Contest on Early Childhood Development

Journalists in Asia, Africa and Latin America have a chance to win a prestigious international study tour as part of a contest to recognize the best stories on early childhood development. ICFJ will recognize in-depth, investigative or innovative reporting that has helped raise awareness on issues such as early nutrition, early child care, early education […]

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Sep
02

Call for Entries: $1 Million innovateAFRICA Fund For Digital Media

The new innovateAFRICA Fund is offering media pioneers on the continent $1 million in support for leapfrog technologies or digital innovation. The support programme offers a combination of seed funding, technology support and expert mentorship. It is open to both mainstream media organisations and individual innovators. Project proposals that focus on strengthening audience engagement with […]

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Sep
01

The Secrets to Getting Journalists to Notice Your Pitch

Q: What is the best way to reach out to journalists at big pubs to pitch a story? A: You are already ahead of the game if you are asking this question, as many people simply fire off an email to an editor without first identifying if they are the right contact, or how and […]

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Aug
25

5 Examples of How Brands are Using Instagram Stories to Enhance their Messaging

It’s been three weeks since Instagram launched their bold new, Snapchat-cloning “Stories” option for all users, and the tool already seems to be resonating with Instagram’s audience. Stories provides a new way for people to share content on the platform, enabling them to showcase another side of their personality or add additional context to better […]

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Aug
17

Simply Measured’s 2016 State of Social Marketing Report

This report from Simply Measured is designed to serve as a resource for marketing teams that use social media to drive results, pulling together data from different Simply Measured studies and surveys, as well as other sources, to identify key trends in the social marketing industry. Looking to revive your social media strategy so you […]

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Aug
17

5 key takeaways about the State of the News Media in 2016

The State of the News Media in 2016 is uncertain, with daily newspapers looking shakier than ever, digital advertising and audiences continuing to grow, and TV news mostly seeing gains in revenue. Here are five key takeaways from our latest annual State of the News Media report: 1. Though the industry has been struggling for […]

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Aug
17

African Women Public Service Fellowship

OVERVIEW The African Women’s Public Service Fellowship, made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, expands the opportunity for African women to impact for public service in their home countries. The Fellowship provides full tuition, fees, housing or a housing stipend (if enrolling in the Global EMPA program), travel to and from the […]

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Jul
15

What’s next for Time Inc? Shared beats, more digital verticals and some paid content

Alan Murray was moderating a panel with the CEO of AOL earlier this year and wanted to know: What do legacy media companies have that digitally minded startups don’t? “And he said, ‘Oh my god. Your brands are Kryptonite to commodification,’” Murray said. “There’s tons of competition in the digital world. But who really competes […]

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Apr
27

Man vs Elephant: SGR construction to disrupt the Tsavo ecosystem

Watch NTV Kenya’s piece about how conservationists remain worried what effect the construction of the standard gauge railway slicing through Tsavo would have on the largest elephant herd in the country.

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Apr
19

NMG launches training for 11 graduates at Aga Khan

The Nation Media Group (NMG) has launched its seventh class of graduate trainees in partnership with the Aga Khan University.  Eleven trainees from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania will take part in the four-month course designed to produce all-round journalists who will be attached to the Group’s digital, print and broadcast platforms. “In order to have […]

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Apr
19

impactAFRICA launches data-driven storytelling contest

Journalists who report on water and sanitation issues in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania or Zambia can win a study trip to major newsrooms in the United States. The impactAFRICA initiative from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and Code for Africa will select three journalists to spend 10 days visiting and learning from some of the world’s top media outlets. Candidates […]

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Apr
19

CUNY offers business journalism fellowship

Journalists with at least five years of experience can apply for a fellowship. The McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism offers a fellowship program to support in-depth coverage of business and the global economy. The fellowship provides editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time […]

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Mar
21

Aga Khan commissions new ‘Nation’ press

The Aga Khan has officially opened the Nation Media Group’s new printing press on Mombasa Road. The press, which has a capacity to print 86,000 newspapers per hour, is a state-of-the-art facility intended to offer a range of options for advertisers and a fresh new look for readers. The Aga Khan hailed the new press […]

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Jul
15

Aga Khan University and Deutsche Welle sign a Memorandum of Understanding to develop world-class professional development programmes in East Africa

A memorandum of understanding has been signed by the Director General, Deutsche Welle, Mr. Peter Limbourg and the President, Aga Khan University, Mr. Firoz Rasul, signaling the start of a partnership to develop world-class professional development programmes for media and communication professionals in East Africa.

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May
28

Fellowships Openings: Knight International Journalism Fellow, Kenya

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks outstanding applicant for a Knight International Journalism Fellowship to spearhead its Code for Africa (CfAfrica) data journalism initiative in Kenya. Applicants should be media industry veterans, ideally with experience in managing data journalism teams and building digital news projects that engage audiences. Working as part of a larger […]

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May
28

EAC Media Scholarship Fund Launched

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 14 May 2015: The German Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania, and also accredited to the EAC, H.E Egon Kochanke launched the EAC Media Scholarship that will be administered at the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications in Nairobi, Kenya. The launch of the Scholarship […]

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