Application Due Date: Thursday 15 th November 2018

Are you dealing with something that you believe could improve media or journalism in South Africa? Do you have abilities you could use to developing excellent brand-new media? Do you have the energy and dedication to develop something excellent?

Jamlab is searching for dedicated and imaginative reporters and media makers who are enthusiastic about repairing what isn’t operating in South African media, who wish to develop brand-new media to serve brand-new audiences, or bring brand-new discussions or concepts to the general public.

JamLab is Africa’s very first journalism and media accelerator and development laboratory. The six-month hothouse accelerator program for journalism and media innovators uses a special chance to fast-track your effort. It will supply you with the tools, centers, contacts, and assistance required to understand your concepts and aspirations.

The 2019 program will perform at the brand-new Tshimologong Digital Development Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg from January till June.


Picked groups will get:

  • Complimentary work area and subscription at the Tshimologong Digital Development Precinct co-working area in Braamfontein
  • Mentorship and training from knowledgeable media, start-up and tech specialists and business owners
  • Extensive “Developing the Media” certificate course on media entrepreneurship at Wits
  • Access to software application advancement specialists
  • Opportunities to satisfy and pitch to prospective financiers and funders
  • A six-month fellowship at Wits Journalism (consisting of access to library and university services)

6 groups participated in our very first program and 3 of them prospered in protecting extra financial investment.

How to Use:

  • Total this brief application to record your information and verify your eligibility and capability to take part.
  • You will be asked to compose a brief pitch setting out your concept for a brand-new journalism start-up or explaining your existing endeavor and your concepts for growing and establishing it even more. Consist of in this pitch why and how your endeavor is innovating in the area.
  • You will likewise be asked to supply brief resumes of your essential group, consisting of a line on every one’s function in the endeavor.

For Additional Information:

Check Out the Authorities Web Page of the JamLab accelerator program 2019

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