$1 Million in Prizes An  annual  pan-African innovation competition to encourage  digital experimentation . Based on  prov...
Tangible Solutions Solutions to  real-world challenges  faced by African legacy media. Wide focus  that embraces everythin...
More Than Money Prizes range from $12,500 up to $100,000 in  seed funding . Additional one-on-one  business mentorship  to...
Timelines & Processes Industry will help shape themes / categories by Q1 2012. Deadline for Applications Q2 2012. Two-phas...
Development Phase Cash prizes transferred in  tranches , as delivery benchmarks achieved. Encouraged to  beta-test  in AMI...
Building Community Hacks/Hackers networks to  build communities  of journalism-focused programmers / developers. Quarterly...
Pilot Projects Assist AMI partner media to run larger  newsroom experiments . Connect  innovators / entrepreneurs with tec...
Share Knowledge Success good – but  failure also instructive , as long as fail fast.  Document  the successes / failures, ...
www.africannewschallenge.org www.africanmediainitiative.org
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African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC)

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Africa's largest umbrella association of media owners and c-level executives, AMI, is launching an annual $1m innovation fund to spur experimentation and digital adaption in newsrooms.

The initiative is supported by the Omidyar Network, Google, the Knight Foundation, the Gates Foundation, WAN-IFRA, the US State Dept., and the Konrad Adenhauer Stiftung (KAS).

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  1. 2. $1 Million in Prizes An annual pan-African innovation competition to encourage digital experimentation . Based on proven models , with industry leaders as funding & capacity partners. Designed to nurture an ‘innovation ecosystem ’ for low-cost, low-risk experimentation with rapid iteration / prototyping.
  2. 3. Tangible Solutions Solutions to real-world challenges faced by African legacy media. Wide focus that embraces everything from audience engagement & content distribution, to new revenue models, workflow systems, etc. Preference for scalable solutions that leverage mass media technologies .
  3. 4. More Than Money Prizes range from $12,500 up to $100,000 in seed funding . Additional one-on-one business mentorship to build sustainable revenue models. Additional engineering / incubation support. Additional marketing / rollout support .
  4. 5. Timelines & Processes Industry will help shape themes / categories by Q1 2012. Deadline for Applications Q2 2012. Two-phase judging process with finalists announced Q3 2012. Winners announced at AMLF 2012.
  5. 6. Development Phase Cash prizes transferred in tranches , as delivery benchmarks achieved. Encouraged to beta-test in AMI member newsrooms. International roadshow + African Symposium to showcase working prototypes in 2013.
  6. 7. Building Community Hacks/Hackers networks to build communities of journalism-focused programmers / developers. Quarterly mini-challenges for proof-of-concept experimentation + team-building . Tackle topic-based challenges via hackathons , experiment with data journalism , transfer technical skills , build newsroom tools .
  7. 8. Pilot Projects Assist AMI partner media to run larger newsroom experiments . Connect innovators / entrepreneurs with tech skills and/or solutions to newsrooms. Help newsrooms scale homegrown solutions. Help newsrooms localise global solutions.
  8. 9. Share Knowledge Success good – but failure also instructive , as long as fail fast. Document the successes / failures, in tech detail, so we can avoid repeatedly reinventing the wheel. Repository for experiments, code, case studies, tools, and expertise.
  9. 10. www.africannewschallenge.org www.africanmediainitiative.org
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