African media innovation can address practical, financial and trust challenges

While threats to journalism in Africa can seem immovable and discouraging, there are diverse and multi-layered interventions that can be game changers

Elna Schutz
Mar 22, 2019 · 6 min read
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Journalists from different African countries brainstorm media innovation approaches at a recent workshop.

1. Start with what you have

2. Increase media income and sustainability with several diverse solutions

3. Use political and regulatory threats as opportunities

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Media practitioners from different African countries map out how they are connected using string.

4. Address distrust with transparency

5. Boost skills with stronger training and mentorship

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Strengthening innovation in African independent journalism and media.

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