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How to double your audience in a year: 4 secrets by Briefly News

According to IO Technologies, Briefly News had over 123 million total pageviews in 2020, more than doubling the 60.7 million pageviews in 2019 despite pandemia and partial market crises...

Issued by Briefly News 2 days ago

#PulpNonFiction: What gets measured, gets managed

Being technically "on time" means nothing if the work delivered fails to delight your customer. Sometimes it's better to just hand over the free pizza...

By Bronwyn Williams 2 days ago

Public trust in the media is at a new low: a radical rethink of journalism is needed

A recent report by an independent panel on the ethics and credibility of South Africa's news media makes for worrying reading...

By Herman Wasserman 24 Feb 2021

Google launches second Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge in Africa, Middle East, Turkey

Google announced the second Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey with an open call for projects that increase reader engagement and explore new business models for media...

23 Feb 2021

#PulpNonFiction: "How many men soever you slay, you will never kill your successor" ~ Senca

This week's book choice, Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino is an adult fairy tale of sorts detailing the fantastical adventures of Marco Polo through a series of strange, sinister and surrealistic cities...

By Bronwyn Williams 22 Feb 2021

#PulpNonFiction: The amorality of morality marketing

This week Bronwyn Williams has been reading Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem, which illuminates the un-separation of church (morality), business and the state. "By conflating of virtue with value, brands and businesses place themselves in a no-win situation..."

By Bronwyn Williams 15 Feb 2021

Newspapers ABC Q4 2020: Lacklastre quarter for newspapers

A lacklustre quarter that was once again dominated by no submissions, no issues and terminations. The Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q4, for the period October to December 2020, did not have much to celebrate...

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Feb 2021

Njabulo Mabanga defies the odds by self-publishing Stop Being A Nice Guy

Growing up in the dusty streets of Etwawa township, in the East Rand, Njabulo Mabanga was faced with many challenges. His resilience and motivation to succeed led him to self-publish Stop Being A Nice Guy...

By Ntandokazi Ntozakhe 10 Feb 2021

#PulpNonFiction: Leaders lead, like Yoda, Gandalf... and George

Reading The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown, Bronwyn Williams draws parallels between boating and business, between the 1930s and our own timeline...

By Bronwyn Williams 8 Feb 2021

Research reveals untapped opportunities for print

Canon Europe launched the results of its latest Insight Report - 'Creating Customer Value' - which reveals the changing demands of the print buyer and the untapped opportunities for print service providers and in-house print rooms...

5 Feb 2021

Ramaphosa promotes platform for safety of journalists

President Cyril Ramaphosa, African Union (AU) chairperson, has endorsed the Digital Platform for the Safety of Journalists in Africa...

1 Feb 2021

#PulpNonFiction: Who watches The Watchmen?

This week, for a change, I read a graphic novel (something I haven't done since I was a teenager). The Watchmen is a classic of the genre, and follows a group of semi retired self-appointed and superheroes, known as the Watchmen...

By Bronwyn Williams 1 Feb 2021

#BizTrends 2021: Not all news is trusted news

Last year I predicted that "at the dawn of this new decade it is clear that traditional print publishing as we know it will never return to the glory days of record-breaking advertising revenue and circulation."...

By Josephine Buys 29 Jan 2021

Media Ethics and Credibility Report handed over to SANEF

The report of the commission of inquiry into ethical challenges facing South African journalism has officially been handed over to the South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF)...

25 Jan 2021

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