Justin Arenstein

Justin Arenstein is an award-winning investigative journalist and digital strategist currently helping Google and the International Center for Journalists strengthen Africa’s watchdog media by working with newsrooms to implement better forensic research and evidence-based reportage. This includes helping media adopt digital tools and data journalism strategies. Justin manages the $1m African News Innovation Challenge, is rolling out HacksHackers chapters across Africa, and supports newsroom-based experiments with citizen reporting, mobile news, and augmented reality platforms. Justin is a former Press Councillor in South Africa, and continues to serve on several media industry bodies and think tanks. His investigative reportage has helped put a senator, two legislature speakers and a provincial cabinet minister behind bars, and contributed to the ouster of two provincial premiers and several other cabinet ministers and state officials on charges ranging from child rape to corruption.

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    Code For Africa

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  • Country:

    South Africa

Editors Lab - Cape Town

06 September 2013

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NAN Editors Lab

09 March 2017

Media Indaba Editors Lab

21 November 2017