In a break from lamenting the state of our mainstream news media I want to examine two local media ventures that are exploring new paths.

Scrolla offers popular news on the cellphone for those who cannot afford data. “I thought there was a sweet spot between mobile phones and popular news,” says former Business Day writer Mungo Soggot, who recruited journalist colleagues Toby Shapshack and Phillip van Niekerk to the project about two years ago...

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