Jamlab Africa Journalism & Media Innovation Reporting Grants 2022/2023 – Opportunity Desk

Deadline: September 30, 2022
Applications are open for the Jamlab Africa Journalism & Media Innovation Reporting Grants 2022/2023. The Journalism and Media Lab (Jamlab Africa) is inviting journalists to submit proposals for grants of up to ZAR20,000 each for in-depth reporting on subjects surrounding journalism and media innovations and innovators in Africa.
Jamlab Africa is a project by the Wits Centre for Journalism of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. They support innovation that grows and transforms journalism and media in Africa whilst developing media that meets the needs of more audiences through innovation, entrepreneurship and research. Their vision is to see ‘new ideas, new information, new conversations reaching new audiences in Africa’.
This grant will aid journalists during their discovery, development and creation of written work on ideas where others are seen to be innovators. In order to apply for this particular grant, journalists are encouraged to submit proposals that focus on enabling innovators, journalists and media professionals to find the information they need to help them innovate.
Focus Areas
The following are potential focus areas to guide applicants:
These are suggested areas of focus but journalists can also pursue others, as long as the focus is within the broader journalism and media innovation framework and are based preferably outside of South Africa.
Address an email with the heading APPLICATION: JAMLAB INNOVATION REPORTING GRANT 2023 and containing the following items (attachments in MS Word or PDF formats) to [email protected]:
For more information, visit Jamlab Africa.
Jude Ogar is an educator and youth development practitioner with years of experience working in the education and youth development space. He is passionate about the development of youth in Africa.


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