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#HumanRightsDay: The human cost of journalism globally

The Committee to Protect Journalists releases 'The Last Column' book to highlight the human cost of journalism around the globe. The book features the final articles and photographs of fallen journalists...

2 days ago

Print advertising in the top 10 of consumer touchpoints

In the latest research commissioned by the Publisher Research Council (PRC), print advertising cracks the top 10 in the automotive category, placing second, clipped only by television, in the 'paid for' touchpoints...

5 Mar 2019

Revival of Afrikaans anti-apartheid paper is good news. But change is in order

For a generation of Afrikaans-speaking South Africans the relaunch of the alternative weekly Vrye Weekblad (1988-1994), brought a whiff of nostalgia. Its readers remember the publication (first a newspaper, then a magazine) under Max du Preez's editorship, fondly...

By Herman Wasserman 1 Mar 2019

How metrics are changing editorial decisions in African newsrooms

Newsrooms in Africa, like their counterparts around the world, are embracing new media tools like analytics or editorial metrics to aid in the editorial decision-making process...

By Dr Admire Mare and Dumisani Moyo 20 Feb 2019

Pippa Green appointed as the new Press Ombud

The South African Press Council has appointed Pippa Green, a renowned and seasoned journalist and writer as the new Press Ombud...

19 Feb 2019

Newspapers ABC Q4 2018: 2018 ends on a low for newspaper industry

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) last quarter (quarter 4) for 2018 ended on a disappointing note for the newspaper industry, with total newspaper circulation declining 1.6% on the previous quarter...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2019

RIP Brendan Boyle

Veteran journalist and editor Brendan Boyle has died...

12 Feb 2019

#FairnessFirst: Diversity behind the scenes makes for better reporting

One of the basic tenets of journalism is to tell the true story. But everyone's version of the story is shaded by personal background - and what if your background doesn't match that of the subject? It shouldn't make a difference, but it does. Here's why UK publishers are now hiring diversity executives...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust

Jessica Tennant reports back on Charles Stuart's analysis of the annual 'Entertainment Media Outlook: An African Perspective', specifically with regard to three key trends in the entertainment and media space...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Jan 2019

AMA competition for media trip to Africa CEO Forum

African Media Agency to reward best African Journalist with a fully paid trip to cover The Africa CEO Forum in Kigali...

29 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Facebook is the dial tone, not the message

When Marian Salzman (one of the world's top trendspotters) invited me to discuss all things trends over coffee at the end of 2018, I jumped at the chance. This is the second of three overviews of our talking points...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The pivot to reality for news media

After a decade of doom, and silver bullets that mostly fired blanks, the news media seems to be adjusting to its pivot to reality and acknowledging the death of the primarily ad-supported funding model for hard news...

By Styli Charalambous 18 Jan 2019

Pakistan reporter wins AFP Kate Webb Prize

Freelance journalist, Asad Hashim has won the 2018 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for his coverage of the plight of ethnic Pashtuns and blasphemy issues in his native Pakistan...

14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The revival of print

"Print is dead" they said, "go digital" they said - we've heard the maxim time and time again and resultantly relegated print to the sidelines, we've left it feeling hapless and irrelevant...

By Sam Swaine 14 Jan 2019

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