What We’re Looking For

This innovation challenge focuses on journalism and the news media.

We are looking for disruptive digital ideas for improving 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 other electronic means to improve the relevance and impact of news media.

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

Your innovation should fall into any of four broad categories: news gathering; story telling; 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:

Our Mission

To support digital innovation and experimentation that seeks to improve the quality and impact of African journalism by using new digital tools and techniques for ‘making’ news, new ways for audiences to engage with news, and new models for media organisations to sustain themselves.