Name African News Innovation Challenge
Source African Media Initiative (AMI)
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Description ANIC is the largest fund for digital journalism experimentation in Africa. It is designed to spur solutions to the business, distribution and workplace challenges facing the African news industry.
Long description The African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC) is the continent’s largest fund for supporting new media experimentation and digital news startups in everything from data driven journalism and investigative reporting, to newsroom management, audience engagement, digital convergence, and media business models. Launched in 2012 as an annual event, ANIC is part of the African Media Initiative’s wider digital innovation programme that includes support for a pan-African network of HacksHackers chapters, data journalism bootcamps, newsroom-based pilot projects, and a fellowship programme that embeds coders in newsrooms to help rethink and reinvent the way that media work.
Lead Institution African Media Initiative (AMI)
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Partners Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, ICFJ, Knight Foundation, OMIDYAR Network, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung,
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Type Competition
Potential for reuse High
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  • Social Development
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    Skills Development
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    Digital Activism
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    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2017-09-18
    Status Published