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Journalism and Media Innovation Reporting Grants 2020

Journalism and Media Innovation Reporting Grants 2020

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Applications call for Journalism and Media Innovation Reporting Grants 2020

Jamlab Africa is a project by the Journalism Department of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. The program supports innovation that grows and transforms journalism and media in Africa whilst developing media that meets the needs of more audiences through innovation, entrepreneurship and research. The vision is to see ‘new ideas, new information, new conversations reaching new audiences in Africa’.


The Journalism and Media Lab (jamlab) are inviting journalists to submit proposals for grants of up to ZAR20,000 for in-depth reporting on subjects surrounding journalism and media innovations and innovators in Africa. This grant will aid journalists during their discovery, development, and creation of written work on ideas where others are seen to be innovators. In order to apply for this particular grant, journalists are encouraged to submit proposals that focus on enabling innovators, journalists, and media professionals to find the information they need to help them innovate.

Focus Areas

The following are potential focus areas to guide application for Journalism and Media Innovation Reporting

  • Case studies based on real-world examples that inspire, warn, or make you think differently about innovations or innovators within journalism and media in Africa.
  • Profiles of innovators within the journalism and media arena in Africa.
  • The research report on media sustainability, business models, newsroom metrics, and analytics.


In order to apply, candidates must email with the heading APPLICATION: JAMLAB INNOVATION REPORTING GRANT and containing the following items (attachments in MS Word or PDF formats) to [email protected]

  • Applicant CV including list of the previous reporting

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Open toAll
OrganizerThe Journalism and Media Lab
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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