Great journalism has been likened to modern cartography because it creates maps that enable citizens to navigate the world around them. And the world around us has become complex – whether one looks at the economy, politics, or technology.
One element of great journalism is explanatory journalism which can promote a better understanding of current affairs and complex subjects, and, hopefully, contribute to a more informed public discourse and conversation.
In this second instalment of the Global Journalism Innovation Lab’s Spring Speaker Series, Jabulani Sikhakhane draws on his experiences at The Conversation Africa, as well as many years as a columnist, writing on business and economy, including explaining these subjects in isiZulu, one of South Africa’s indigenous languages.
Hosted by Michelle Riedlinger from the Queensland University of Technology.