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Newspaper circulations have been dwindling for years, but Covid-19 has exacerbated a shocking and sharp decline that I doubt many will recover from...

By Marino Sigalas 24 Feb 2021

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

Spark Media's local papers are alive! ABC's show an 8% increase in Q4 denoting a positive trajectory

Free and sold local papers make up just over 78% of the total 6.1 million newspapers in circulation in the last quarter of 2020. Leaving the remaining weekend, weekly and daily titles to make up 22% of the total newspapers in print...

Issued by Spark Media 17 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

The Witness celebrates 175 years of news publishing

The Witness celebrates 175 years of continuous news publishing on the 27 February 2021...

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

#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

Report reveals the impact of Covid-19 on journalism

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has released a report containing the voices of journalists working across the Global South and Emerging Economies highlighting the challenges faced by the profession during the pandemic...

15 Jan 2021

Daily Maverick shines in 2020

Covid-19 was a catalyst for change - or closure for publishers - as newsrooms around the globe were forced to accelerate digital transformation. Daily Maverick, however, placed their trust in the newspaper market ...

14 Jan 2021

Finding unity in the freelance community

Freedom to work on what we want, setting our own working hours, flexibility of working from anywhere and being able to take long-lazy lunches. Sounds like the freelance dream, right?

By Chileque Bezuidenhout 8 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The impact of the media evolution on PR and communication

Francois van Dyk, head of operations at brand intelligence research company Ornico, tells us what he thinks communicators need to keep in mind for the coming year...

By Francois van Dyk 6 Jan 2021

RIP Naufal Khan

Journalist, writer, editor and founder of South African-based digital Indian news service Indian Spice, Naufal Khan died of surgery complications on Sunday, 20 December after a long illness...

23 Dec 2020

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