The Story Challenge is a project by the African Media Initiative (AMI), the continent’s largest association of media owners and operators, in partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).
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About The African Story Challenge
The African Story Challenge is a new $1m programme of reporting grants to spur in-depth, multimedia storytelling that engages citizens and aims to improve the health and prosperity of Africans.
The two-year, pan-African project challenges journalists to embrace a bold form of journalism that seeks solutions using digital and data-driven techniques. The project will encourage journalists to experiment with new content ideas and ways to engage audiences through mobile technology, social media and other innovative tools.
The project also aims to hold leaders accountable and spur better policies on topics that matter to Africans, such as agricultural growth, good health, quality education and better jobs.
Over two years, the project will award approximately 100 reporting grants and provide mentoring to support the best ideas for stories on development issues. Journalists who produce the best stories published or broadcast in media that reach African audiences will win cash prizes or a major international reporting trip.