The Networked News Lab is still in its infancy. It was founded in early 2013 as part of a PhD research project being carried out for the London School of Economics and Political Science by a former journalist, Nicholas Benequista. With funding from the UK Economic and Social Research Council and from the Twaweza initiative, the Networked News Lab initially began with a small cohort of journalists in Kenya, but it is now seeking to expand and to forge collaborative relationships with key media institutions in the region. So watch this space. Or scroll to the bottom of this page to see how you might get involved.
Media and protest: rules of engagement
Looking at Linda Nchi
Insight into action: the 2013 elections
Assessing the divide between new and old media
The Networked News Lab is always looking for interesting projects, and we invite individuals or groups with an interest in East African media to get in touch. There are several ways that our network might interest you.
- We carry out high-quality, independent research on media, and we do so in a way that will likely have an impact.
- We can support small but innovative media projects, in the mainstream or out; if you have a creative and original idea that requires some assistance, you should send us a short proposal.
- We can also share our thoughts and insights with others who seek to promote a robust public sphere in Kenya and Eastern Africa.
Otherwise, just subscribe to our social media accounts and we will keep you updated on the latest out of the Lab.