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Owners vs Editors Presentation by:Mbali MagagulaS’bongiseni MambaTamara Khama
Grocott’s New Structure Board of directors GM Editor Advertising Printing & Publish. HR RU Students Sub-Editors Reporters
Research aims: • Policy guideline to regulate the working relationship between editor and the owners • - power relations • - decision-making • Different interests – Commercial (profit) vs Journalism (ethics) • Common obligation – Community dev.
Research methods • Existing literature • Interviews - qualitative • Review of SABC policy/ Local Voices • Proposed structure
Findings • Transition • GM – macro-management (admin.) • Editor – micro-management (editorial) • Both report to board • Board of directors – oversees • Board members from Journ. Dept.
Analysisof findings • Independence • Acknowledgement of conflicting interests • Accountability
Policy Recommendation • Create harmony/balance between owners & editorial - commercial interests at the same time uphold journalistic principles: - Clearly defined roles - training - Editorial Independence - Constant consultation - Commitment to community – common responsibility