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
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
- Caroline Jarboe (Speaker) Development Director, GIJN
- Lisa McLeod (Speaker) Head of Digital, TisoBlackstar
- Bilal Randeree (Speaker) Program Director for Africa & MENA, Media Development Investment Fund
- Styli Charalambous (Speaker) Publisher, Daily Maverick
- Joel Konopo (Speaker) Managing Partner, INK Centre for Investigative Journalism
- Anya Shiffrin (Speaker) Director of the Technology, Media, and Communications specialization, Columbia University
- Catherine Gicheru (Speaker) Code for Africa, ICFJ Knight Fellow
- Simon Kretschmer (Speaker) CEO, CORRECTIV
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
Visit the African Investigative Journalism Conference website for more information about the 2019 edition.