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   25 February  2021
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In this week's newsletter, we learn about how the Journalism Students Network of Zimbabwe is bridging the gap that established journalism schools have failed to close.

We discover how African news media report on the continent. Come join us as 7 southern African startups take to the virtual Jamlab Demo Day stage and learn about the progress of two of our Jamlab Accelerator Programme teams Impact Chronicles and Cardinal Magazine

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Created by journalists Tafadzwa Tseisi and Ashton Bumhira, the organisation aims to fill a gap that established journalism schools have failed to close. Read more 

How African news media report on the continent
This Africa No Filter report sheds light on the reasons African news outlets need to elevate their coverage of other African countries. Read more 
The future of Impact Chronicles: Back to the drawing board
Never before have we worked so rigorously on our business model, says founder Jocelyn Nyaguse. Read more 
7 southern African startups taking the virtual Jamlab Demo Day stage
Come join us and hear from a bunch of amazing founders on the fourth Jamlab Accelerator Programme for media startups. Read more 
Cardinal Magazine: Owning our sustainable growth
The prospect for 2021 is growth, sustainability and ownership in all aspects beyond our borders, writes founder Bongani Shongwe. Read more

Opportunities & Awards

Membership Puzzle Project issues final call for research proposal // 28 Feb // The organisation is looking for research proposals that can expand the journalism industry’s knowledge of what works — and what doesn’t — among membership models in news.
African Podcast Workshop // 7 March // Apply for a chance to attend the African Podcast Workshop, hosted by the Radio Workshop, which takes place online between April and June 2021 and will be offered at no cost. Selected participants will be mentored by experienced editors and producers on the art of podcasting.

Wits Media Management short course // 15 March // KAS Media Africa and Wits Journalism invite African journalists and editors with management ambitions to apply for the Media Management short course scholarship at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. 

Interested in any of these? Follow this link for information on these opportunities and more.  

Coming up

Media freedom and its threats in Africa // 2 March // The US-based Society of Professional Journalists is hosting a webinar on the African media landscape and the threats it is facing. The webinar will feature a discussion on the threats to unfettered access to news and information in some African countries. 

Reuters Institute’s global journalism seminar series // 3 & 10 March // Reuters Institute is hosting a weekly seminar series from January through early March. Remaining seminars include Covering the cartels: Zeta’s mission on 3 March; and News Media in the Far East on 10 March.  

For your calendar. Find more details on the above listed events and check out the international journalism event calendar
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