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Combining Media, Creatives and Tech to Drive Social Change

The Media Tech Hub platform brings together Media, Creatives and Tech to interact with safe innovative solutions, enhance knowledge with a vast range of resources and tools, to further promote civic engagement and good governance

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The Innovation Lab

Our Innovation Lab brings together social change software developers/innovators and journalists to develop innovative solutions leveraging on use of technology and data, to bring about transparency and accountability. Here, Journalists meet, brainstorm with innovators/software developers and jointly develop innovative solutions. These solutions seek to address the gaps in achieving effective report accountability on issues that affect people’s everyday lives.

The Innovative solutions and tools developed from the Media-Tech Hub Innovation Lab, can then used for data mining, analysis and dissemination of actionable insights to provide ready content for use by journalists, activists and social change actors. These solutions are geared towards promoting good governance, transparency and accountability in different sectors and at different levels of governance from within communities, nationally and regionally.

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Learning Hub

With a variety of curated online courses, resources and reading materials Media-Techs Learning Hub provides opportunities for trainings to enhance your skills in media development work. Our learning experience seeks to break down the pervasive academic silos of information technology and journalism. Our training includes both experienced and novice media practitioners. Attendants work in small teams engaging in peer-to-peer teaching.

Africa Check
June 7, 2024
Media Ethics and Governance
August 13, 2020
More Courses Coming Soon..
August 13, 2020

The Mentorship Hub

Media-Tech Hub Mentorship Hub integrates a network of renowned journalists to support upcoming journalists with skills and knowledge to undertake investigative journalism work. There’s certainly lots to do. Complicated global problems like mis-and disinformation, climate change, information warfare, and the erosion of privacy are creating new “jobs” that companies and consumers will pay to get done.

Our pool of mentor includes Media and Journalism practitioners from audio and radio, data/investigative journalism, audience engagement, general reporters and editors, sports, broadcast, news design, public relations, marketing, product and engineering. Mentors volunteer to offer free, half-hour one-on-one sessions for advice, guidance or general questions about navigating the media industry.

Mentorships have always been an invaluable way to help journalists of all experience levels develop their reporting skills, progress at their company and hit their long-term career goals. They are not reserved for young journalists though; editors and other senior journalists can too benefit from having an expert to turn to for advice and useful tips borne out of years of cracking the craft.

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What others are saying

The project was very helpful to me as an editor and investigative journalist. I sharpened my skills through the fact-checking training sessions we had. My data journalism skills improved and above all I now have a keen eye on unearthing corruption on accountability issues using big data. More so, I am now more confident to train more members at the Association of Freelance Journalists in Kenya on data journalism”

Mary Mwedwa

Editor, Talk Africa

The Media Tech Hub II project was one of the most incredible projects. It impacted skills that are higher than standard. The fact checking skills and data journalistic skills garnered, will help me go a long way in telling more compelling stories in an easily digestible formats to the audience.”

Kennedy Osoro

Reporter at Pamoja FM (Community Media)

Fact-checking is crucial in investigative journalism, particularly in an era where misinformation can easily spread. The training I received enables me to dissect complex data, cross-reference sources meticulously, and present factual, well-substantiated stories. This is not only essential for maintaining journalistic integrity but also for building trust with my audience.”

Mical Imbukwa

Editorial Manager, Success Afrika

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