Thank you all very much for your input into the South African leg of the Worlds of Journalism Study.
We have now completed the questionnaire part, which is in all probability the most extensive project of its kind ever undertaken.
Since the project started in earnest last month, hundreds of journalists have accessed the eQ. In fact, we were moving in the direction of a thousand responses at the close of the SA project by the end of week four. Unfortunately, not all respondents completed the eQuestionnaire, but we will have a very good base from which to work.
One of our first papers will be to compare the demographic profile of SA journalists in our sample, with those in other African and thereafter with some of the other 80-90 countries in the study.
Thereafter we will tackle different topics, such as how journalists perceive the watchdog function of the media.
The first papers will be read in Greece in March, and thereafter at other conferences, through 2015.
A number of colleagues inquired about the project, and we encourage you to write to us with questions and proposals.
We hope that with your participation we will be able to learn more about the question: Who is the South African news journalist? In addition, what do they think about their occupation and the challenges facing them?
PS: As soon as we have processed the last completed questionnaires, the three winners of the lucky draw will be contacted.