Ten New Media Outlets Join NAMIP Innovative Cohort

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Deji Adekunle
Program Director of Nigeria Media Innovation Programme

The Nigeria Media Innovation Programme (NAMIP) has announced an expansion resulting in the addition of 10 new media organizations to participate in its business capacity-building coaching initiative.

A total of 10 media organizations were chosen from a pool of over 150 applications. The selection process involved a thorough evaluation conducted by an Advisory Committee comprising esteemed professionals from the fields of journalism, business, academia, and innovative enterprise. The chosen media organizations were carefully selected based on their potential to benefit from the programme and drive innovation in the Nigerian media landscape.

Joining the 14 media organizations that were selected in 2022, the new participating outlets are mission-driven independent media from across the country with goals to uncover new and sustainable revenue pathways by engaging wider audiences and creating new media products.

The selected outlets for this round are:

  • ASHE News – an independent online news platform dedicated to combating fake news, and mis/disinformation through their ASK FACK-CHECK HUB.
  • Digital Trust – is a subsidiary of Media Trust Limited, a leading Nigerian newspaper publishing company based in Abuja with arguably the largest circulation in northern Nigeria, running the English-language Daily Trust, Saturday Trust, Sunday Trust and the Hausa-language Aminiya newspapers, as well as the Trust TV.
  • MSME Africa – a digital one-stop hub for the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises offering timely daily news, details about opportunities, educative articles, spotlights on entrepreneurs and MSME brands, as well as other tools and resources.
  • Nigeria Health Watch – a not-for-profit health communication and advocacy organization that seeks to advocate for better health for Nigerians raising awareness and increasing knowledge on a wide range of health issues.
  • Omalicha Radio – a new, independent radio station set up to challenge stereotypes and be a voice for development, targeting in-depth analyses and dissemination of policies.
  • Premium Times –a leading online news, and investigative journalism platform, driven by its vision to help strengthen Nigeria’s democracy.
  • TechPoint Africa – a leading digital media company, dedicated to showcasing and amplifying the best innovations emerging from Africa through its diverse range of publications, data-driven insights, and engaging events.
  • The Republic – a magazine and platform that explores the world as Nigerian. Behind the magazine is the belief that writing can connect, empower, and humanize communities, and a society of people who consider urgent the need for a Nigeria more critical of itself.
  • WikkiTimes– an online newspaper that leverages on cutting-edge technologies to deliver timely, well-balanced, and up-to-date news to its audiences across Nigeria.
  • Women Radio – Nigeria’s only radio station dedicated to women, with fully female centric programming that amplifies voices of women to foster national development.

Joining the cohort, the new participating outlets will benefit from both a bespoke and broad range of resources, mentorship and capacity-building opportunities and technical support, all geared towards fostering an environment conducive to experimentation, growth, and the creation of sustainable revenue solutions that will embolden editorial independence in Nigeria’s media industry.