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Wan-Ifra Digital Media Awards Africa finalists

The World Association of News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) Digital Media Awards Africa finalists have been announced.
Source: © 123rf  The Wan-Ifra Digital Media Awards Africa finalists have been announced
Source: © 123rf 123rf The Wan-Ifra Digital Media Awards Africa finalists have been announced

South Africa boasts 21 finalists overall, with Daily Maverick leading the way with seven entires followed by the Food For Mzansi Group with five entries and Netwerk24 with three and News24 with one, plus the two sharing an entry.

The Wan-Ifra says, “The finalists exemplify excellence in creative products, digital revenue initiatives, data visualisation, and use of AI.”

Winners will be announced on 16 April.

All the finalists

Best data visualistion

Project: Between the Dam and the Sea
Company: InfoNile – Water Journalists Africa
Country: Uganda

Project: Perfect Storm
Company: Media Hack Collective
Country: South Africa

Project: Demensie – Die Groot Vergeet (Dementia: The Fading Echoes of the Mind)
Company: Netwerk24
Country: South Africa

Best in audience engagement

Project: Daily Maverick Sports Supporters Club
Company: Daily Maverick
Country: South Africa

Project: Netwerk24 Smaakmaker-toekennings | Netwerk24 Influencer Awards
Company: Media24, Netwerk24
Country: South Africa

Project: Inflation basket – Survey and Special project
Company: Netwerk24
Country: South Africa

Best news website

Project: Daily Maverick website
Company: Daily Maverick
Country: South Africa

Project: Mangeons bien
Company: Mangeons bien
Country: Tunisia

Project: A pan-African sports news environment to overcome poor web connection
Company: Sports Brief
Country: Nigeria

Best use of video

Project: Tribe One Dinokeng – Sony’s disastrous ‘Fyre Festival’
Company: Daily Maverick
Country: South Africa

Project: Faces of Summer
Company: Food For Mzansi Group
Country: South Africa

Project: Urban Oasis
Company: Media24 – News24
Country: South Africa

Best digital subscription initiative

Project: Maverick Insider Marketing
Company: Daily Maverick
Country: South Africa

Project: Farmer’s Inside Track
Company: Food For Mzansi Group
Country: South Africa

Best newsletter

Project: Money Cents
Company: Daily Maverick
Country: South Africa

Project: MarkLives
Company: Mark Lives Pty Ltd
Country: South Africa

Project: The Outlier
Company: Media Hack Collective
Country: South Africa

Best podcast

Project: Farmer’s Inside Track
Company: Food For Mzansi Group
Country: South Africa

Project: Health For Mzansi podcast
Company: Food For Mzansi Group
Country: South Africa

Project: Mayhem: A True Crime Podcast
Company: Media General
Country: Ghana

Best use of AI in a newsroom

Project: Implementation of Internal AI Policies in the Newsroom
Company: Briefly News
Country: South Africa

Project: Alice the AI presenter
Company: CITE
Country: Zimbabwe

Project: Daily Maverick Article Summaries
Company: Daily Maverick
Country: South Africa

Best fact-checking project

Project: Fighting disinformation in Nigeria’s 2023 election
Company: AFP Africa
Country: Nigeria

Project: Daily Maverick Fact-Check
Company: Daily Maverick
Country: South Africa

Project: Legit.ng Fact-Checking Project
Company: Legit.ng
Country: Nigeria

Best innovative digital product

Project: Mzansi Master Builders
Company: Food For Mzansi Group
Country: South Africa

Project: NileWell
Company: InfoNile – Water Journalists Africa
Country: Uganda

Project: Camino: From vlog series to bespoke walking tours
Company: Netwerk24
Country: South Africa

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