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

Veteran journalist and editor Brendan Boyle. © Twitter.
RIP Brendan Boyle

Veteran journalist and editor Brendan Boyle has died...

12 Feb 2019

#FairnessFirst: Diversity behind the scenes makes for better reporting
#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
#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
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
#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

Styli Charalambous, publisher and CEO at Daily Maverick.
#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

Freelance reporter Asad Hashim. © .
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
#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

Print is dying and radio is next!
Print is dying and radio is next!

Now that was dramatic! OK, maybe I should change the header to "Radio as we know it is dying," says Marino Sigalas from The MediaShop...

By Marino Sigalas 28 Dec 2018

#Newsmaker: Behind the keyboard w/ Mninawa Ntloko, SAB Sports Columnist of the Year
#Newsmaker: Behind the keyboard w/ Mninawa Ntloko, SAB Sports Columnist of the Year

Tiso Blackstar digital sports editor, Mninawa Ntloko, was named Sports Columnist of the Year at the SAB Sports Media Awards last month, for his weekly Business Day column Finding the net...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Dec 2018

Hundreds of jailed journalists the new norm, CPJ census finds
Hundreds of jailed journalists the new norm, CPJ census finds

Turkey, China, and Egypt are responsible for jailing more than half of all journalists detained worldwide...

13 Dec 2018

87% of journalists in the Middle East, Africa and Asia view the industry negatively
87% of journalists in the Middle East, Africa and Asia view the industry negatively

Journalists from 52 countries reflect on their biggest fears about their industry, their personal feelings regarding the profession and why freedom of the press must be protected...

12 Dec 2018

Unbox the festive season
Unbox the festive season

Festive goodwill is part and parcel of the holiday season and we're wrapping up our year with a hamper of promotional goodies...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Dec 2018

Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in Africa
Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in Africa

African audiences have low levels of trust in the media, experience a high degree of exposure to misinformation, and contribute - often knowingly - to its spread...

By Herman Wasserman & Dani Madri-Morales 26 Nov 2018

Press Council of SA invites applications for press ombud position
Press Council of SA invites applications for press ombud position

The Press Council of SA is inviting applications for the position of press ombud...

19 Nov 2018

AdFocus Awards announces Financial Mail Creative Challenge finalists
AdFocus Awards announces Financial Mail Creative Challenge finalists

The top four finalists of the Financial Mail Creative Challenge - vying to win the inaugural Financial Mail AdFocus Creative Challenge Award - have been announced...

14 Nov 2018

Jennifer Thomas is an assistant professor in the department of media, journalism, and film at Howard University. © .
The best of times and the worst of times for journalism

Jennifer Thomas, an award-winning, veteran American broadcast journalist, was invited by the United States Embassy (South Africa) to address the Cape Town Press Club on media coverage of elections in the age of fake news late last month...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Nov 2018

All the goodness of Sunday with a cherry, chocolate sprinkles, jellytots (and more) on top
All the goodness of Sunday with a cherry, chocolate sprinkles, jellytots (and more) on top

The Sunday paper has a longstanding tradition of being an important part of a complete weekend. The tradition continues as new generations inherit the habit from their elders, but with the choice of being able to digest their particular news flavour in print or on digital platforms...

Issued by Ads24 12 Nov 2018

How blockchain will disrupt the entertainment and media industry
How blockchain will disrupt the entertainment and media industry

Blockchain has the potential to grow into a key capability, helping companies in the entertainment and media industry to keep track of content assets, avoid contractual disputes and establish the certainty and accountability that will foster trust with business partners and customers...

By Paul Mitchell 12 Nov 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters
#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters

It's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2018

L to R: Theodore Jephta (Die Son); Asanda Nini (Daily Dispatch – also accepted obo Bongani Fuzile, Nonsindiso Qwabe); Travis Goate (Vodacom); Jayed-Leigh Paulse (SABC); Malibongwe Dayimani (accepted obo Sino Majangaza, Bongani Fuzile); Ryland Fisher (VJOY convenor) and Deidre Uren (SABC - accepted obo SABC winners).
Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards: Regional winners announced

The Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards has announced its regional winners for 2018...

9 Nov 2018

Newspapers ABC Q3 2018: First decline for total newspaper category
Newspapers ABC Q3 2018: First decline for total newspaper category

The newspaper category suffered its first decline for 2018 in the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) Quarter 3 2018 newspaper circulation, with a decline in the previous quarter of almost 3%...

By Danette Breitenbach 8 Nov 2018

Consumer psychologist Dr Cathrine Jansson-Boyd, Guido van Staveren van Dijk from Moyee Coffee and Anthony Hehir of DSM’s Nutrition Improvement Program.
Epica Awards: Keynote speakers for Creative Circles announced

The three international keynote speakers for the Creative Circles at the Epica Awards in Amsterdam are consumer psychologist Dr Cathrine Jansson-Boyd, Guido van Staveren van Dijk from Moyee Coffee and Anthony Hehir of DSM's Nutrition Improvement Program...

5 Nov 2018

Reading delivers the proven best advertising ROI
Reading delivers the proven best advertising ROI

Reading, i.e. Digital and Print combined, consistently deliver the greatest ROI for every R1 spent than any other medium...

By Peter Langschmidt 5 Nov 2018

The 'old boys club' and glass ceilings for women in the SA news media
The 'old boys club' and glass ceilings for women in the SA news media

The 2018 Glass ceiling report on women in the South African news media shows that female journalists still battle sexist and patriarchal attitudes, lower wages, less opportunities for ascension to managerial positions, and are increasingly targets of online harassment...

By Prof. Ylva Rodny-Gumede 31 Oct 2018

There's nothing vanilla about Sundays with Ads24
There's nothing vanilla about Sundays with Ads24

Whether your tastes range to dark chilli and chocolate, or you prefer to keep it lighter with jelly and custard, Ads24's series of Sunday Sundae's activations, which kicked off at The MediaShop on Tuesday last week, aims to show that there's nothing vanilla about Sundays...

Issued by Ads24 31 Oct 2018

Why the Khashoggi murder mystery has dominated news headlines
Why the Khashoggi murder mystery has dominated news headlines

With fake news at an all-time high and trust in the media at an all-time low, the Khashoggi murder case highlights the role of the media as the fourth estate, as killing the journalist does not necessarily mean you've killed the story...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Oct 2018

#TopBrands2018: Celebrating iconic brands
#TopBrands2018: Celebrating iconic brands

The 20th Sunday Times Top Brands Awards saw iconic South African brand, Koo, awarded the Consumer Overall Favourite Brand Grand Prix. In the business category, another local brand, Discovery Health, was awarded the Business Overall Favourite Brand Grand Prix...

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Oct 2018

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