Justin Arenstein is an ICFJ Knight Fellow and an award winning journalist and media strategist who works with partners across Africa to help strengthen investigative reporting, while also helping civic watchdogs adopt new technologies and build stronger business models. This includes managing the continent’s largest civic technology network, Code for Africa (CfA), along with a series of prototype funds for digital experiments in newsrooms or social justice organisations. Arenstein is a start-up junky. Beginning as an anti-corruption investigative journalist in South Africa, he launched the nation’s first rural social justice wire-service, African Eye News Service (AENS), before helping pioneer the region’s first rural lifestyle magazine publisher (HomeGrown Magazines) and Mpumalanga’s first commercial radio station (MPowerFM).
- Panama Papers, or How To Coordinate a Secret in the Digital Age — ONA16, September 17, 2016
- Pitch Showcase: Let’s Hear Your Wildest Product Idea for Journalism — ONA18, September 12, 2018