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SA media battle goes down to the wire – Sunday Times

SA media battle goes down to the wire – Sunday Times

The media industry is murder right now, with newspaper circulations and advertising under pressure and no new obvious business model to replace the tired old way of the past. SA’s media companies are hoping at least part of the antidote lies in the launch of three new “wire” services – essentially agencies that sell news articles to newspapers, radio, TV stations or anyone needing content. The catalyst for this sudden rush: the demise of the South African Press Association (Sapa), the nonprofit wire service that supplied the media houses until two weeks ago, when it shut its doors. Abdul Davids¬†comments.
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