Media Party Africa is hosted by the continent’s largest data journalism and civic technology federation, Code for Africa, in partnership with Hacks/Hackers Africa. Together, we’re gathering some of the world’s most exciting civic technologists, digital journalists and other social justice watchdogs from across the world for three days of workshops and talks.
We have speakers confirmed from Vox, ProPublica, ESPN, Buzzfeed Labs, Quartz, Huffington Post, Zeit Investigativ, Google, Jigsaw, First Draft News, the Gates Foundation, the Mozilla OpenNews Fellowships, and many more, talking everything from drone and sensor journalism, to how they’re pioneering 360˚and VR journalism, investigative technologies, geojournalism, verification, chat apps and the rise of the bots.
THIS SCHEDULE WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW SPEAKERS SIGN ON: PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR CHANGES.
How mobile is changing everything
Mobile phones have taken over the world, in a way perhaps that no new technology every has. Coupled with the internet and wireless broadband, they have radically disrupted news and journalism.
This mobile device is increasingly defining our new digital world. How do we keep up with the SnapChats of the world? How do we evolve journalism from the age of the newspaper to the mobile age; where the consumer is social media-savvy and likely to create their own content. Citizen journalism is just being in the right place at the wrong time ... with a smartphone camera.