Quartz launches membership plan for Africa tech and innovation news
Financial news site Quartz has launched a new membership offering focusing on tech and innovation in Africa, reports Jacob Granger of Journalism.co.uk.
Granger reports, “Quartz Africa membership is an expansion from the Quartz Africa Weekly, one of its flagship newsletter products launched in 2015. It focuses on innovation, experimentation, and problem-solving happening on the continent that was not being covered elsewhere in global business media.
“Some stand-out stories include one on ‘robocops’ designed by a female entrepreneur in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to tackle traffic problems, and how Kenya is the world’s fastest country in terms of peer-to-peer cryptocurrency growth.
“‘We’ve managed to show the vibrancy that’s going on in the continent, especially where it relates to innovation,’ says Ciku Kimeria, editor of Quartz Africa.
“‘Since then, Quartz Africa has amassed around 90,000 weekly loyal readers. To convert more of them to paying subscribers, Quartz has introduced a more affordable membership that serves up more of what these readers love. Quartz’s main global membership tier stands at $100/year, whilst Quartz Africa is $60 annually (which works out as half the price of the $10 monthly subscription).”
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