Got this mail today and thought you’ll be interested.
Just a quick note to alert you to the looming deadline for submissions to www.AfricanNewsChallenge.org.
The deadline is July 10.
ANIC is 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.
We’re not looking for funding requests to revamp your website / blog, for training projects, or to reinvent things that already exist elsewhere (why rebuild it, when you can simply install a version of it & then devote your energy / money to creating unique local content?).
What we are looking for is better ways to engage with audiences, + ways to monitor things like elections or government performance or corporate responsibiity (there are too many Ushahidi & other maps, so if you insist on a mapping project, think out the box).
It would be fantastic to get strong entries from the Ghana blogging community — especially ideas that tap into new opportunities like open data, etc.