Is Daily Maverick in crisis?

Modified on Mon, 15 Apr 2024 at 12:02 AM

Not yet. We have never had to retrench any staff thanks to a lean working model. However, we currently cannot grow our newsroom to counter the effects of the losses of other newsrooms. 

There are entire regions in South Africa that have little to no editorial coverage - that means that there are municipalities throughout the country that have absolutely no independent accountability measures in place. The job that local newspapers should have been doing to report on local institutions has been destroyed. 

This shutdown is not about Daily Maverick; it’s about Daily Maverick and every other legitimate newsroom in the country in need of public and corporate support. 

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