Sipho Kings (33), is a news editor at the Mail & Guardian (M&G), and has worked at M&G for nearly a decade.
Kings began his journalism career as an intern, then spent a large part of his time as an investigative environment reporter. After spending a year doing a Nieman Fellowship, he became a news editor for M&G.
Following the announcement that Associated Media Publishing would cease operations from May 1, the repercussions of the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown are beginning to be evident and real for independent media in the country.
Kings speaks about how the outbreak has affected independent media, M&G’s efforts to counterbalance the adversity that they face and reminds us of the importance of good quality media. (more…)