From my August 19 column on the need for critical and incisive content on the economy in the media:
With click-bait on the internet and addictive reality TV, content entrepreneurs in the economic and business sphere are stepchildren. The fiercest battles in broadcasting are over sports rights, blockbuster movies and reality TV.
Across all platforms, the production of quality but accessible economic journalism is struggling to make business sense. When it comes to the mass market, a business model based on peddling stories of tokoloshes is considered more bankable.
And a response from journalist Rob Rose: http://www.bdlive.co.za/businesstimes/2014/08/24/the-last-word-sorry-folks-but-we-did-warn-you-about-abil
And more on the subject by Professor Jane Duncan, who sparked the debate: http://www.sacsis.org.za/site/article/2125