SAVE THE DATE: Strategies for sustainable journalism workshop

This half-day workshop on strategies for sustainable journalism workshop is designed for independent outlets and investigative teams

JAMLAB Contributor
Aug 30 · 2 min read
Picture: Nattanan Kanchanaprat/Pixabay

The Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Journalism and Media Lab at Wits Journalism are hosting a workshop on strategies for sustainable journalism. Designed for independent outlets and investigative teams at all levels, the session will equip you with tools for growing income and audience for your journalism and media. In the first part of this three-hour session, four experts on sustainability strategies will give an overview of how to develop sources of commercial income; raise money from foundations and other donors; and create membership and digital outreach audience strategies. This will be followed by “reports from the field” from four African journalism organisations who are employing these very strategies — and who will discuss their successes and challenges. Participants will get the opportunity to engage with the experts and publishers to ask questions, share insights and, we hope, come away with ways to improve their own sustainability strategies.

This workshop will take place during the three day African Investigative Journalism Conference(#AIJC19) taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa.

This will be a practical and interactive workshop so bring your ideas, experiences, questions and problems.

Our Speakers for the workshop

Registration is required for all those journalists and editors who wish to attend this session. However, you do not need to have registered for the full conference to attend the Media Sustainability Workshop. Register and reserve your seat for this workshop on the AIJC registration portal.

The workshop is free for those who have registered for the conference

When: Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Where: Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, Braamfontein
Time: 09:00–13:00

Visit the African Investigative Journalism Conference website for more information about the 2019 edition.

JAMLAB Contributor

Written by



The JAMLAB Newsletter is produced by Wits Journalism. The Journalism and Media Lab, Tshimologong Digitial Innovation Precinct, Johannesburg supports innovators to bring new information, new ideas and new conversations to new audiences in Africa.

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade