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.
Partner with African musicians to create weekly songs that convey news, message the mp3 to mobile phones, tour with musicians.
No one is doing anything like this that I am aware of.
Jackson Mvunganyi hosts Hip Hop Connection and UpFront Africa, an interactive Voice of America program that connects youth in Africa and the U.S. Originally from Rwanda, Jackson has a bachelors degree in multimedia development from American University and a master’s in Information Management from the University of Maryland. Ricci Shryock is a multimedia journalist who has produced radio for Voice of America’s various Africa programmes since 2008 and whose TV, print and photo clients include Reuters, New York Times, Global Post and more. Ricci was based in Senegal from 2008-2011 and now travels between West Africa and D.C.
Both Jackson and Ricci have extensive contacts with musicians in West and East Africa, as well as a network of journalists to create content.