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WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
Disruptive digital ideas to improve the way that news is collected and disseminated.

By digital ideas, we mean tools or strategies that use the Internet, mobile platforms, data-driven journalism, computer-assisted reporting, digitally augmented reality or virtual reality, camera drones or the Internet of Things and sensors, and other electronic means to improve the relevance and impact of news media.

Your ideas should be focused on providing pragmatic solutions to real-world challenges facing Africa’s media.

Your innovation should fall into any of four broad categories: news gathering; storytelling; audience engagement; or the business of news.

Within these categories, we are specifically interested in ideas that seek to achieve one or more of the following goals:

PLATFORMS
Strengthen existing media platforms, or harness new digital platforms to engage audiences and transmit news or other journalistic content.

DELIVERY
Improve the way news reaches audiences, from traditional circulation / airtime management to newer, disruptive cross-platform channels.

CONTEXT
Amplify the usefulness of news by harnessing geo-location, or by improving the immediacy, depth and accuracy of journalistic content.

REACH
Enhance the impact and shelf life of news by extending its influence and intrinsic value for both audiences and content services.

TARGETING
Deepen media’s understanding of its audiences and markets by improving user analytics, audience profiling and market segmentation.

SUSTAINABILITY
Boost the media’s resource base by diversifying business models, developing new revenue streams or improving operational efficiencies.


HOW TO CHECK IF YOUR IDEA IS GOOD ENOUGH:

First, check our T&C section on the website at: https://innovateafrica.fund/rules/

We also have a pan-African team of digital strategists and newsroom experts who are happy to help you brainstorm your idea via Skype or Slack calls.

Questions? Contact Ashlin Simpson at Ashlin@CodeforAfrica.org

Visit innovateAFRICA.fund to enter before December 01, 2016.
 

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