Code for Africa is kickstarting a three-year $4.7 million initiative to turbocharge data journalism across Africa.
The CfAfrica initiative, in partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), is designed to help the media reinvent itself for the digital age and most importantly because of it key role as civic watchdog in Africa.
The focus is on using #OpenData and #CivicTech tools to reinvent the way that newsrooms report the news … plus the ways that audiences engage with the media.
Code for Africa already has a 3yr track-record as the continent’s leader in digital innovation in both the media and civic spaces. This includes incubation of Africa’s largest community of news innovators (Hacks/Hackers, with 30,000+ members) and the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR). The new data journalism initiative will initially focus on three ‘hub’ countries: Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.
They are looking for civic technologists, data analysts, UI/UX designers, and other experts to help drive the initiative locally
To apply visit here