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   28 January  2021
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In this week's newsletter, you will read about the African Institute of Investigative Journalism, a first for the continent.

You will also find out how a media non-profit is building a culture of data journalism in Nigeria, read the latest Covid-19 report on the coronavirus's profound impact on journalism and learn about the progress of one of our Jamlab Accelerator Programme teams. Lastly, please take a moment to give us your feedback by completing a quick survey.


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Jamlab Africa Team
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The Uganda-based African Institute for Investigative Journalism aims to be the centre of excellence for investigative journalism in Africa. Read more 

Jamlab newsletter feedback survey
We are constantly striving to improve our content and offerings in our fortnightly newsletter and online magazine. Please give us your feedback by filling in this quick 16 question survey. Read more 
Media non-profit sends ripples through Nigeria’s data journalism
The Ripples Centre for Data and Investigative Journalism is building a culture of data journalism for journalists with reporting experience. Read more 
Covid report: How the virus has changed the face and future of journalism
The distributed newsroom is here to stay as the coronavirus pandemic forces journalists to embrace socially distanced reporting. Read more 
Greenspace Zambia’s plans for 2021 and beyond
The Jamlab Accelerator team shares its goal of improving content and producing several video series to complement its existing business. Read more 

Opportunities & Awards

1. WIN Leadership Accelerator 2021 // 31 Jan // Apply now for the flagship WIN (Women in News) Leadership Accelerator programme, a 9-month career and leadership programme for women journalists and editors working in Africa, the Arab region and Southeast Asia. 

2. Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism // 31 Jan // The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is accepting applications for the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism, which aims to enhance qualified journalists’ understanding of business, economics, finance and technology.

3. Sigma Awards 2021 // 1 Feb // Entries for the 2021 Sigma Awards are open. The awards celebrate the best data journalism from around the world.

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

Coming up

1. Where's the money in African podcasting?  // 30 Jan // International Podcast Day and Africa Podfest present an Africa podcaster showcase discussion asking: Where is the money in African podcasting? The event will be live streamed on YouTube and promises to give insights into the secrets of monetising a podcast. The event will be held at 12pm WAT/ 1pm CAT/ 2pm EAT

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