Fact-checking the media, drone journalism and journalists' security were among the topics on the minds of more than 500 innovators vying for startup capital to disrupt African media.
The African News Innovation Challenge will provide US$12,500-US$100,000 to about 20 startups. In this video, Justin Arenstein, a Knight International Journalism Fellow and digital strategist for contest organizer the African Media Initiative, talks about trends among the 40 finalists for the contest. Winners will be announced November 10.
Click here for the list of finalists.
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Video by Joseph Warungu.