Media Diaries: COVID-19 EDITION

VOLUME  |  Podcast , ±21 min episodes every 1 week  | 
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?

This podcast tracks our journalists and editors in their intimate moments - as they send us voice notes via WhatsApp - and we document how they are coping and innovating around COVID-19.

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

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Ep 8: 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.

Ep 7: 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.

Ep6: 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.

Ep5: 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.

Ep4: 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.

Ep2: 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.

Ep1: Health-e News and COVID-19

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.

8 episodes