Wits Journalism is pleased to invite you to the launch of State of the Newsroom 2018: Structured/unstructured.
This latest report will feature insights on the following topics:
The crisis at the SABC – will retrenchments help?
What happens to journalists when they lose their jobs?
Journalist safety and trauma: how vulnerable are South African journalists?
Nuance vs sensationalism: what is the public interest duty of the media?
and commentary pieces:
Are newsrooms doing less investigative work?
What the Press Council says journalists are getting wrong
Industry indicators & trends
** a new media freedoms watchlist **
and a review of key developments in the newsroom in 2018.
The launch will include a panel debate: Journalism is dead. Long Live Journalism
Over the last year we have seen continuing staff reductions in major newsrooms and a decline in original reporting. We have also seen the launch of two digital only titles and a new 24 hour tv news channel. But new sustainable business models for journalism in digital media remain elusive. There are so many exciting possibilities but so little evidence of a bright future. So where should we be looking for the new paths that could lead to a healthy future for journalism and journalists? What could and what should a new media look like?
Where: Wits Club
When: Wednesday June 19th 2019
Click here to RSVP. For enquiries, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 011 717 4028.