With the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, every aspect of life as we knew it changed. This included disruptions to the news and media landscape. But if so, much could change in just one year, what can the industry and industry leaders do to prepare themselves and their teams for the newsrooms of the future?
The Covid-19 pandemic has justifiably dominated news headlines for more than a year. While it remains an important local, national and global story, it’s not the only one to tell. The industry must take the lessons learned over the past year forward for maximum impact in a post-Covid news environment.
FP&M Seta’s PK Naiker shared his lessons for the future with Media Management graduate. Highlighting traditional leadership skills are not sufficient anymore to weather an uncertain and complex world. In order to survive, the media industry must adapt. This means considering new talent and identifying new capabilities that will enable success.
fraycollege is excited to partner with the IWMF on their Gender Justice Reporting Initiative. The initiative is aimed at enhancing the coverage of gender issues in South Africa and Uganda. In 2021, the IWMF will select 30+ journalists in South Africa and Uganda to participate in this program. Our fellows will complete a six-month, virtual training course.
fraycollege is thrilled to announce the launch of the first journalism certificate in South Africa accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and endorsed by industry experts. This innovative programme, developed in collaboration with the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) and the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing (FP&M) Seta, is aimed at addressing the challenges emerging from the rapid evolution of the industry..
In order to implement company strategy and grow your business, you need a supportive culture, one created through good communication. 2020 has been a year of disruption, with businesses all over the world having to adapt to remote working. As a result, norms around flexibility, change and innovation have been critical in 2020 and will only become more so.