News discovery methods for Africa

R&D for new types of news discovery in Africa…

“At the start of February, the BBC World Service announced a hackathon in Kenya. The mission: to develop new ways to extend access to news and vital information services across the country, and eventually Africa as a whole. The event saw 13 teams from across Africa — and even as far afield as the US — come together for two days, their creations judged on a combination of factors such as distinctiveness, audience impact, accessibility, innovation, and feasibility. Ultimately, two Kenyan teams were deemed promising enough to have real impact on the BBC’s outreach to audiences.”