Wanted: Outside-the-Box Thinkers to Kick-Start Media Innovations in Africa

May 142012

Tens of millions of dollars have been poured into African journalism development over the past decade, says Knight International Journalism Fellow Justin Arenstein. But with few exceptions, he points out, those big bucks haven't led to significant improvements in the African media landscape.

Arenstein aims to disrupt this trend by steering funds to those who come up with ideas that will change the way Africa gathers, delivers or profits from its news content. His African Media Innovation Challenge, a newly launched media contest, is highlighted in the Daily Maverick.