Media Diaries: The New Normal Edition

VOLUME  |  Podcast , ±21 min episodes every 6 weeks, 4 days  | 
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.

Subscribe to this channel

You can subscribe to new audio episodes published on this channel. You can follow updates using the channel's RSS feed, or via other audio platforms you may already be using.

RSS Feed

You can use any RSS feed reader to follow updates, even your browser. We recommend using an application dedicated to listening podcasts for the best experience. iOS users can look at Overcast or Castro. Pocket Casts is also very popular and has both iOS and Android versions. Add the above link to the application to follow this podcast channel.

Apple Podcasts

This channel is available on iTunes. Follow the above link to subscribe to it in your iTunes application or the Apple Podcast application.

Spotify

This channel is available on Spotify. Follow the link above to view episodes on Spotify.

Signup to iono.fm

Sign up for a free iono.fm user account to start building your playlist of podcast channels. You'll be able to build a personalised RSS feed you can follow or listen with our web player.
24
NOV

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
17
NOV

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.
10
NOV

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.
03
NOV

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.
10
DEC
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
21
MAY
2020

S1 E8: Hashtag Our Stories and Building a New Kind of Journalism

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 people.

Produced by Volume with the South Africa Media Innovation Program.
14
MAY
2020

S1 E7: Viewfinder and Holding The Cops Accountable

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, Viewfinder's founder Daneel Knoetze was named as a finalist in the Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Reporting for Viewfinder's work on police accountability.

Produced by Volume with the South Africa Media Innovation Program.
05
MAY
2020

S1 E6: Quote This Woman+ and Making Women Heard

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 how to deal with the cold during lockdown in KwaZulu-Natal.

Produced by Volume for the South Africa Media Innovation Program.
22
APR
2020

S1 E5: SMWX and Running an Empire Over Zoom

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 Africa Media Innovation Program.
15
APR
2020

S1 E4: Scrolla and Reporting from Alexandra

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 alleged murders during the lockdown.

Produced by Volume with the South Africa Media Innovation Program.
01
APR
2020

S1 E2: Media Hack Collective and the Lockdown

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 partnership with the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism and it has become insanely popular...

Produced by Volume in partnership with the South Africa Media Innovation Program.

13 episodes

« Back 1—12 More »