14 episodes

What happens when our journalists, the people we expect to be out in the world for us, are forced to stay at home? At a time when we vitally need reliable reporting, how are editors managing the COVID-19 crisis?

For each episode we are going to step into a different organisation and explore how they are adapting their content production processes to what has become known as the “New Normal” that Covid-19 has forced us to adjust to.

Produced and hosted by Amina Deka Asma. Brought to you by Volume and the South Africa Media Innovation Program.

Media Diaries: The New Normal Edition Volume

    • News

What happens when our journalists, the people we expect to be out in the world for us, are forced to stay at home? At a time when we vitally need reliable reporting, how are editors managing the COVID-19 crisis?

For each episode we are going to step into a different organisation and explore how they are adapting their content production processes to what has become known as the “New Normal” that Covid-19 has forced us to adjust to.

Produced and hosted by Amina Deka Asma. Brought to you by Volume and the South Africa Media Innovation Program.

    S2 E5: Stokvel Talk and Innovation

    S2 E5: Stokvel Talk and Innovation

    In this episode we are with media organisation Stokvel Talk. They produce a monthly free community newspaper for the South African stokvel market and at the same time, run a series of stokvel roadshows in urban, peri-urban and rural areas in the country. Produced and hosted by Amina Deka Asma from Volume.

    • 19 min
    S2 E4: Scrolla & Community Reporting

    S2 E4: Scrolla & Community Reporting

    In this episode we are with news organisation, Scrolla also commonly known as Scrolla Africa. This news organisation produces and reports on important community news designed to be consumed via mobile phones for both English and isiZulu audiences. Produced and hosted by Amina Deka Asma from Volume.

    • 19 min
    S2 E3: Zonotho and Financial Literacy

    S2 E3: Zonotho and Financial Literacy

    In this episode we are with online platform, Zonotho. The sole purpose of this platform is to help people make better financial decisions by releasing content that touches on financial concepts in a way that is understandable to people with little to no financial knowledge. Produced and hosted by Amina Deka Asma from Volume.

    • 14 min
    S2 E2: The Daily Vox and Youth Centred News

    S2 E2: The Daily Vox and Youth Centred News

    The Daily Vox is a media organisation based in Johannesburg. They aim to put young citizens at the centre of news by telling their stories and amplifying their voices. In this episode we hear how the team managed to overcome the challenges brought on by Covid-19. Produced and hosted by Amina Deka Asma from Volume.

    • 17 min
    S2 E1: Explain and Covid-19

    S2 E1: Explain and Covid-19

    Explain is Johannesburg based news organisation with the sole purpose of choosing the most important news topics that they think most affect your life as a South African and to break it down for you. In this episode we hear about the woes that come with not only running, but also starting an organisation during a global pandemic. Produced and hosted by Amina Deka Asma from Volume.

    • 19 min
    Special episode – Five newsrooms share their successes and challenges from 2020

    Special episode – Five newsrooms share their successes and challenges from 2020

    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 these truly bizarre times.

    Brought to you by the South Africa Media Innovation Program and produced by Volume.

    For the whole series visit www.volume.africa/media-diaries

    • 38 min

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