The African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC) is offering up to one million dollars in grants to promote the development of digital media across the continent. Grants of between $12,500 and $100,000 will be awarded to the best projects.
According to the AMIC website, they are looking for ‘ideas that will transform the way that African media work. This means that your idea should offer significant and tangible improvements to existing tools or techniques, or should propose new ways for African journalists to gather news, tell stories, engage with audiences, or sustain media organisations.
Ideas that have the potential to be replicated or that could scale continentally will have an advantage.’ The judges are particularly looking for projects that involve data-based investigative journalism, audience engagement, mobile news distribution and data visualization.
Grantees will additionally receive technical advice, start-up support and mentoring from global media experts.
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