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Media Diaries: COVID-19 EDITION

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In this special episode we gather WhatsApp voice notes from five newsrooms from across the country and ask them to reflect on what 2020 has done for their businesses. We investigate the successes and challenges of running a media company in t
For this episode we are with Hashtag Our Stories, a start-up that has gathered together a global network of storytellers, trained them to use their mobile phones to create videos and then posted them on social media platforms for millions of pe
In this episode we get to know the journalists at Viewfinder who are investigating the police during COVID-19. In particular, we look at one story from start to finish and the incredible impact it had. The day after we released this episode, V
In South Africa, less than 20% of sources quoted in the news are women. Quote This Woman + strives to change that. This week Media Diaries explores what it takes to change the media landscape, particularly with how it represents women, and ho
We spend this week with SMWX, an exciting digital platform focused on current affairs content from a youth perspective. We find out how they are evolving and acquiring new business in the time of COVID-19. Produced by Volume with the South Afr
Scrolla is an exciting, new mobile-first media start-up that reports on important community news and puts it out in manageable chunks. In this episode we receive voice notes from their reporters and editors as they document the brutality and al
Food for Mzansi is an initiative to introduce South Africans to stories about farming... including how the farms may or may not survive because of COVID-19. Produced by Volume in partnership with the South Africa Media Innovation Program.
We spend the week with Media Hack Collective, an amazing organisation that creates visualisations, multimedia stories and dashboards with the goal of spreading valuable journalism into the world. They have built a COVID-19 dashboard in partne
Health-e News is a formidable health unit based in Johannesburg that is reporting on the frontline of COVID-19 in South Africa. Follow their staff as they come to terms with it.
Volume — In this episode Hellen, while covering the march against the death of Samantha Radebe, was shot by the police with a rubber bullet. Local Focus is produced by Volume in partnership with Alex FM.
Volume — Local Focus goes to under-reported areas and delivers quality stories directly to your WhatsApp and podcast feed. Our on-the-ground reporter Cliff Shiko has years of experience exploring Alexandra in Johannesburg, holding the authoriti
Volume — This week our intrepid producer and presenter Cliff Shiko investigates Alexandra's women's hostel and discovers that kids as young as 7-years-old are about to be sent away, separated from their mothers.
Volume — Cliff Shiko presents the first episode of his new podcast and explains how he was shot by police while covering a story on looting and xenophobia in Alexandra.
Volume — The trailer for our upcoming on-the-ground news and current affairs show. From Cliff Shiko. Produced by Volume and Alex FM.
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