Discovery Tour: Data Edition
Missed the webinar? Want the Report? Read on + New Job Board Opportunity
THIS WEEK: On Thursday 12th May Africa Podfest and Baraza Media Lab launched our 2022 African podcasting research report - the Discovery Tour: Data Edition in partnership with Baraza Media Lab. This collaborative project surfaced crucial information and insights to support investment in innovative business models within the podcasting industry, which is showing tremendous potential. Building on the 2021 Baseline Study “ Is This Mic On?”, we continued the work in 2022 with a mixed methods research study combining a qualitative and quantitative approach to podcasting in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
The aim in this second phase of research was to better understand the growth and sustainability of African podcasting in three leading African podcasting markets - Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The research question being addressed is "What does growth and sustainability for African podcasting mean?" During the project, we have been able to uncover podcast themes, needs and perceptions of podcasters, audience engagement and motivations driving podcast growth in three of Africa’s largest podcast markets - Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
The launch of this event was held virtually. We are delighted that you can catch the whole presentation via this Youtube link (Baraza Media Lab) and download the report here (Podcasting.Africa)
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We hope you will engage with the final report findings, and other published products from the collaborative research study.
We wish to thank our network which spans beyond Africa Podfest and Baraza Media Lab for the efforts that these organizations and individuals have undertaken to conceptualize, implement and locate the report in the current African podcast landscape.
Special thanks to Benjamin Mboya, Maryanne Emomeri, Allan Wasega, Peter Mwenda, Rosa Nassivila, Pauline Bokea, Sitati Kituyi and Marcus Olang' who worked with Africa Podfest research to bring this to you. We also thank Maurice Otieno - Executive Director, Baraza Media Lab, Vanessa Gathecha - Head of Research, Baraza Media Lab and the entire Baraza Media Lab team which supported this project.
Africa Podfest Job Board
SNAP JUDGMENT Seeks FREELANCE STORY SCOUT - AFRICA and CONTRACT PRODUCER - AFRICA
Snap Judgment, an Oakland, California-based award-winning radio show and podcast (heard on over 500 public radio stations across the US, aired on the CBC, and downloaded over two million times every month) is seeking two positions (a) Freelance Story Scout and (b) Contract Producer who will be working on an exciting new show hosted by Oscar winning-actress Lupita Nyong'o in partnership with Warner Music Group and Interval Presents.
Deadline: Sunday 15th May 2022 9:00pm PST
This show will feature first-person stories from the perspective of Africans, especially those who have lived abroad, navigating what it means to belong. We’re looking to go beyond the narrative of the model, hard-working, successful immigrant. We want to dive into the unexpected, messy, joyous, hilarious, moving humanity of real people finding their way in new worlds of every kind.
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