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Timeline: SA Media Crisis

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A little something that I have been working on since last year. The Dipity timeline tracks the South African media crisis, with particular focus on causes and changes (mainly negative) in circulation, viewership and listenership of South African media .

Major events
* Annual circulation declines for most print newspapers in range of ten percent
* R1 billion loss at the SABC threatens the broadcaster and the TV production sector
* Independent News and Media South Africa threatened by debt of parent company
* Niche magazines close, others open
* Declining advertising revenue for traditional media
* Retrenchments and restructuring at most major newspapers (Dispatch, Business Day, Independent, Naspers)
* Traditional media profit even in tough times