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Innovative Individuals: Lauren Clifford-Holmes

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With all of the flurry that came and went with the 2010 World Cup games, it made me wonder what technology South Africa offered in order to adequately document the games. Lauren Clifford-Holmes, multimedia editor of South Africa’s Mail & Guardian Online, pondered the same thing three years ago over at her old blog, The Soap Box. “What are the implications for those living on the poorer side of the ‘digital divide’?”, she questioned. Since then, she worked diligently with major digital news organizations throughout the country to prepare them for the games. In honor of her tireless efforts to introduce and promote multimedia storytelling in South Africa, we are happy to acknowledge her as this week’s “Innovative Individual.”


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