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Newspapers ABC Q1 2019: Marginal declines
Newspapers ABC Q1 2019: Marginal declines

In the first quarter of 2019, the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa shows a decline for all categories of newspapers on the prior year and the previous quarter, except for the local newspapers category...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2019

Screen grab from ADC 98th Annual Awards' Black Cube for Best of Show winner, “The Truth Is Worth It,” on behalf of The New York Times, awarded to Final Cut New York and Furlined Santa Monica with Droga5 New York.
#OneShow2019: All the ADC 2019 winners!

The colours of the 711 winners of the 98th global ADC Annual Awards were revealed on the first evening of the One Club for Creativity's Creative Week, held on 6 May 2018 at Metropolitan West in New York, with a Merit Award coming home to SA, for Grid Worldwide's #HopeJoanna...

7 May 2019

UK adspend for 2018 soars to £23.6bn
UK adspend for 2018 soars to £23.6bn

UK advertising spend rose 6.3% year-on-year to reach £23.6bn in 2018, marking the ninth consecutive year of market growth and highest annual total since monitoring began in 1982...

30 Apr 2019

Media Inflation Watch 2018 Jan-Dec results released
Media Inflation Watch 2018 Jan-Dec results released

Media Manager Online has released its latest version of Inflation Watch for the full year of 2018. The study covers advertising rates and performance trends and an MIW Index, which is essentially a Cost Per Thousand calculation...

30 Apr 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
Reporting on China in Africa is too binary

The accuracy of reporting on China's involvement in Africa can be "deeply misleading". What needs to be done to fix it...

By Yu-Shan Wu 30 Apr 2019

Of this picture, Van Wyk says: "I don’t believe in heroes. I do, however, believe in exceptional people. In 2012 I met adv. Thuli Madonsela, then Public Protector, for the first time."
#Bookmarks2019: Pauli Van Wyk on why you don't just walk into a job as "investigative journalist"

Pauli van Wyk, the IAB SA's Bookmarks Awards 2019's inaugural Best Online Journalist Black Pixel-winner, talks us through what it takes to succeed as an investigative journalist...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Apr 2019

The impact of corruption on your media rand
The impact of corruption on your media rand

Chris Botha discusses the effects of corruption on the media and advertising industry...

By Chris Botha 11 Apr 2019

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Marianne Thamm on the crucial role of whistleblowers and investigative journalists in defeating corruption

On Wednesday, 10 April 2019 I snatched up the rare opportunity to spend most of my lunch hour with Marianne Thamm, the incredibly smart, candid natural storyteller who has witnessed the harshest violence as an investigative journalist, as well as the hope, resilience and fortitude of South Africa. Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business
Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business

The adoption continues for the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gLTD) as Africa's biggest multi-industry website, Bizcommunity, announced the launch of its dotAfrica website...

Issued by dotAfrica 9 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines
Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines

Bizcommunity is proud to announce the launch of BIZ | Daily - a daily top story round-up, curated from across 18 industry sectors by most impressions and social media shares...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 8 Apr 2019

Anthony Molyneaux, multimedia journalist for Tiso Blackstar Group.
#Bookmarks2019: Raising awareness without stepping over into sensationalism

Anthony Molyneaux, multimedia journalist at Tiso Blackstar Group, was awarded Online News Video Gold at IAB SA's Bookmarks Awards 2019 for his nine-minute reconstruction video, which mapped out the final hours of murdered Stellenbosch student, Hannah Cornelius and the 11-hour rampage that left four victims in its wake. Here, he explains the success of longer-form video and strong storytelling in a snappy digital world...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Apr 2019

The real reason millennials venture into freelancing
The real reason millennials venture into freelancing

If you ever wondered when the right time to promote yourself as a freelancer would be... the time is now!

By Ra-ees Moerat 3 Apr 2019

Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain
Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain

Bizcommunity, the wholly independently owned media brand made in Africa for Africa, is proud to announce the launch of the Bizcommunity.africa domain...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Apr 2019

Different SA time zones, because loadshedding? The best of April Fool's Day 2019
Different SA time zones, because loadshedding? The best of April Fool's Day 2019

It's that day of the year again where we take the news with a pinch of salt. See our favourite 'we know it's not true just because it was published today' headline below...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Apr 2019

An idea of what you'll find in the #ShowUs image library.
#FairnessFirst: Stock images that finally reflect real women in Africa

Professional African women have been underrepresented on the internet until now. This international women's month, Dove, Getty Images and Girlgaze launched the project #ShowUs stock image library, aimed at shattering beauty stereotypes, while Ellipsis and Picha collaborated to create their #MelaninModern stock images of professional African women. Here's why media and advertising alike need to get in on the action...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Apr 2019

Why science matters so much in the era of fake news and fallacies
Why science matters so much in the era of fake news and fallacies

Democracy and social progress die without science and fact-based knowledge. Science and facts are the foundational basis for rational and logical disputation and the possibility of reaching some truths. Fake news, on the other hand, is a calculated assault on democratic freedoms...

By Tawana Kupe 25 Mar 2019

#HumanRightsDay: The human cost of journalism globally
#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...

19 Mar 2019

Print advertising in the top 10 of consumer touchpoints
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

Editor Max du Preez with one of the early editions of Vrye Weekblad. .
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

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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 is the new Press Ombud. © .
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
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

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