Information24 is at all times searching for new digital instruments to captivate and interact with its viewers. Over the previous three years, as South Africa’s podcast panorama exploded, Information24 bolstered its providing by publishing a variety of podcasts that pushed the envelope and sparked dialog.
In March 2019, Information24 launched its first narrative podcast sequence known as Justice Denied.
It was a four-part sequence that informed the tales of 4 individuals who had been wrongfully convicted.
The aim of the sequence was to point out the fallibility of the judicial system and the devastating ramifications judicial errors can have on individuals’s lives.
Over a interval of 4 months, two journalists interviewed greater than 20 individuals throughout 4 provinces, culminating in virtually two hours of audio storytelling.
The episodes resonated with each Information24’s viewers and friends and fairly often landed on our most-read lists. In March this yr, the sequence received a Silver Bookmark Award within the Podcast and Audio Streaming class.
In October, a weekly information podcast known as The Story, was premiered.
It is a present that takes listeners on a journey into the newsroom and to the guts of the week’s greatest story.
Each week, Information24’s senior desk reporter Riaan Grobler interviews completely different journalists from the newsroom who had been concerned in protecting a narrative that dominated headlines.
Every episode is roughly 20 minutes lengthy and goals to provide the viewers perception into the reporting course of.
Throughout these intimate and candid conversations, the listener is given tasty titbits in regards to the week’s greatest story. What did the journalist see, hear, and even scent whereas out within the area reporting?
Visitor spots aren’t solely restricted to journalists. We additionally interview newsmakers and specialists.
Now in its third season, the present has develop into a essential and much-loved part of Information24’s content material providing.
A present that takes listeners on a journey into the newsroom and to the guts of the week’s greatest story.
MY ONLY STORY
In November final yr, Information24 partnered with Johannesburg-based promoting copywriter Deon Wiggett to co-publish his serialised podcast, My Solely Story.
Within the podcast Wiggett exposes Willem Breytenbach, a former Media24 govt, trainer and digital entrepreneur, as an alleged sexual predator.
In April of this yr, Wiggett’s My Solely Story received bronze within the Finest Serialised Podcast class on the New York Festivals Radio Awards. The awards honours radio content material in all lengths and codecs and throughout all platforms from radio stations, networks and impartial producers from across the globe.
Breytenbach is at the moment going through costs of sexual assault and indecent assault.
Information24 partnered with Johannesburg-based promoting copywriter Deon Wiggett to co-publish this four-part sequence.
ONE MORE THING
At the start of this yr, Information24 continued to extend its podcast providing by launching One Extra Factor – a weekly podcast hosted by senior politics reporter Tshidi Madia.
Each week, Madia discusses the week’s greatest political tales and trending matters. Every episode includes a particular visitor who’s both a public official, a newsmaker or an skilled suited to the subject below dialogue.
As a result of the present debuted two weeks earlier than South Africa went right into a nationwide lockdown, its first season tackled matters that primarily pertained to the pandemic.
Madia mentioned the federal government’s Covid-19 motion plans, the surge in reported gender-based violence (GBV) instances throughout the lockdown and the way media protection of the pandemic. Friends included Jessie Duarte, Khaya Sithole, Adriaan Basson, Dr Adri Kokand Bandile Masuku.
The present’s sturdy banter and candid discussions have garnered it a loyal following and its second season is anticipated to premiere in August.
Information24’s senior politics reporter Tshidi Madia discusses the week’s greatest political tales and trending matters.
Shortly after President Ramaphosa introduced a nationwide lockdown as a response to the speedy unfold of the novel coronavirus, Information24 printed the primary episode of Covid-19 Chronicles.
The 10-part sequence examined the impression of the federal government’s response to the pandemic.
It checked out a variety of matters, such because the pandemic’s impression on native enterprise, the rise in reported instances of GBV, the testing backlog and among the stringent lockdown rules.
Information24 spoke to a variety of individuals, together with enterprise homeowners, scientists, psychologists and training specialists – who all weighed in on hot-button points.
The sequence not solely offered our viewers with breaking information but in addition gave them perception into the impression that the pandemic would have on South Africa in the long run.
This was accomplished by talking to a large and ranging scope of individuals, who shared a broad vary of insights.
This ten-part sequence examined the impression of the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.