Digital Media Africa 2019

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Digital Media Africa 2019


11-12 September 2019, Johannesburg

Africa’s media landscape has undergone substantial changes since publishers gathered for the first Digital Media Africa conference in 2016. Join us again in September 2019 when WAN-IFRA hosts the continent-wide gathering to explore new digital revenue models and how best to engage loyal readers.

Speakers from 2018

  • Africa Director of the Media Development Investment Fund
  • Consultant – media development, training, operations, marketing & sales, digital newsrooms
  • Executive Director World Editors Forum, WAN-IFRA
  • Consultant, Subscriptions & Membership Marketing, UK
  • Carl Jordan Digital Media Africa Kwese
    Head of Media - Digital, Sub-Saharan Africa, Kwesé, South Africa
  • Serena Chaudhry
    Editor, Africa Journal
  • Head of Plus, Aftonbladet, Sweden
  • Founder & Managing Director, frayintermedia, South Africa
  • Managing Editor Digital, Tiso Blackstar Group, South Africa
  • Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa, BET International




  • 1

    News revenue strategy

  • 2

    Crowdfunding and alternative reader-funded business models

  • 3

    Future of digital advertising


WAN-IFRA Vice-President and Head of Digital at Tiso Blackstar, Lisa MacLeod, said the conference is essential for any African media entity seeking to either shift revenues from print to digital or those wanting to start new digital products. “Africa has a vibrant media already tackling the challenges of monetising digital projects. This is a great opportunity to learn from people who have already started the process and are beginning to see some returns on their investments,” she said.


The conference will precede the awarding of the prestigious African Digital Media Awards.  



  • Join an exclusive group of senior publishing and digital media executives ranging from CEOs, to editors-in-chief, CMOs, digital revenue strategists, heads of sales, media buyers, and advertising agencies
  • Topics focussing on business value and revenue generation
  • Networking with high-level executives on a global scale
  • The African Digital Media Awards


The evening following the conference will feature WAN-IFRA's African Digital Media Awards. These awards recognise publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today.

To see pictures of previous years awards click here.

Digital Media Africa 2019

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