WATCH: Inside EWN Round Table with Adriaan Basson and Nwabisa Makunga
In the second hour of our inaugural live show on 702 and Cape Talk, we speak to the Sowetan's editor-in-chief, and News24's leader about the issues journalists are now facing.
Join editor-in-chief of The Sowetan, Nwabisa Makunga, and editor-in-chief of News24, Adriaan Basson as they discuss the issues our democracy and accountability faces without enough journalists employed by media companies.
South African media companies have faced a jobs bloodbath in the past few years, and it has turned worse since COVID-19, with many organisations including the SABC, Media24 and Primedia Broadcasting retrenching media workers. But there are many reasons why the industry is bleeding, and a lot of it, in Basson's view, is what we call the fourth industrial revolution.