impactAFRICA Calls for Proposals on Data Journalism, Innovative Reporting

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Africa’s largest fund for data-driven storytelling, impactAFRICA, has called for proposals on pioneering data journalism and innovative reporting that tackles development issues such as public healthcare, in six African countries of Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

Being an initiative of Code for Africa (CfAfrica) and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), impactAFRICA is offering $500,000 in support for original data journalism and ground-breaking reporting.

impactAFRICA also provides technology assistance from its civic labs in all six countries, as well as one-on-one editorial mentoring, digital skills training, and content syndication services. The initiative is intended to spur newsroom experimentation and innovative storytelling, while also encouraging more evidence-based public discourse.

Proposals are expected to be focused on in-depth reportage into hidden, neglected or under-reported health and development issues.

The deadline for submission of proposal is April 15, 2016. Further details can be found on http://impactafrica.fund/resources.