Get creative (and get creating) with this three-day course on news microventures.

Whether you want to tackle an innovative project in your newsroom, or become an independent micro-entrepreneur, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to launch a media microventure. We’re talking about new podcasts, newsletters, social media news services, YouTube channels, mini-sites and more. In this course, we help creative thinkers explore new ways to share news and sharpen their journalism product ideas. Learn from journalists, innovators and media creators who have launched successful news products. Explore new formats like solutions journalism and modular reporting, and dive into the future of news to help spark new ideas. You can work on an existing idea or develop a new one, while learning what it takes to turn innovation into action. 

This course will equip you to: 

  • Understand the changing world of journalism 
  • Identify and fill gaps in the news market 
  • Test and “sell” your product ideas
  • Understand and grow your audience 
  • Identify funding opportunities and business models 
  • Sharpen your business skills

Course Details

Duration: Three days
Location: Johannesburg or online
Group size: 3-7 participants

How it works: This course can either be run as a block course over three consecutive days, or one day of training weekly over three weeks (recommended). 


Nala Academy prides itself on offering the best, by the best. We provide a range of online and in-person courses for journalists, editors and content producers. Our training is dynamic, contemporary and practical – with course content that evolves as quickly as the industry does. 

Our core training team includes some of the most recognised names in media in Africa who have built, led and worked for some of the biggest media brands on the continent. We also bring in prominent global journalists and communicators as guest trainers. 

To sign up for this course or enquire about our other offerings, get in touch.