FCJ Excellence Awards calls for entries

The FCJ Excellence Awards is currently open for entries until 30 April 2019. The awards programme is aimed at encouraging excellence and rewarding meritorious work in local and community print media. It is open to any permanent editorial staff member working for a local or community print...

1 Apr 2019

Print and online journos! Get your 2019 Sikuvile Journalism Awards submissions ready

Listen up truth-telling newspaper print and online reporters, entries for the 2019 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards are set to open on 21 January 2019. The entries must consist of material originated in daily or weekly South African newspapers and online publications between 1 January 2018...

17 Jan 2019

The Guardian goes plastic free, opts for potato starch wrapping

Jumping onboard the plastic-free ship, UK national newspaper The Guardian has done away with its polythene packaging and opted for a compostable wrapping made from potato starch. The packaging also came with instruction on how to get rid of it: they should not recycle the wrapping, but should...

16 Jan 2019

Stephen King to the rescue!

Best-selling author Stephen King recently came to the rescue of the review section of his local newspaper in Maine, The Portland Press Herald. In true social media warrior style, King took to Twitter to rally the troops and stop the newspaper from cutting its review section. The Portland Press...

16 Jan 2019

Sanef expresses concern over latest publication closure

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has expressed concern over the closure of an increasing amount of local publications. Sanef said that it finds the loss of jobs in the media industry and its subsequent impact on the morale of journalists and the profession as a whole particularly...

20 Jul 2018

Sanef expresses sympathy for Afro Voice journalists

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has condemned the sudden closure of Mzwanele Manyi's Afro Voice due to the impact it has on the journalists who worked for the newspaper. The non-profit organisation (NPO) notes that the shut down has left many, particularly young black...

3 Jul 2018

Mzwanele Manyi's Afro Voice comes to surprising end

The Daily Maverick reports that Mzwanele Manyi's newspaper Afro Voice - formerly The New Age - will shut down immediately. Manyi broke the news to some of his employees after gathering them for a meeting and whilst other employees were out gathering news stories. The shut down comes 10 months...

29 Jun 2018

Tiso Blackstar journos rake up Sanlam Financial Journalism Awards

Several Tiso Blackstar journalists received accolades at the 2018 Sanlam Financial Journalism Awards. The Financial Mail's deputy editor Sikonathi Mantshantsha received the Sanlam Journalist of the Year award for his work on Eskom. Furthermore, Financial Mail editor Rob Rose was awarded for his...

25 Jun 2018

Die Burger Eastern Cape will only print on Fridays

Commencing on 20 July 2018, Media24 will only publish Die Burger's Eastern Cape edition in print format on Fridays. The rest of the week, the full edition will be available as e-publications on Netwerk24, the digital platform of Media24's Afrikaans publications.

14 Jun 2018

Sowetan to offer eight pages of sport in Friday editions

The Sowetan will introduce Dipapadi, a new sport-focused weekly supplement. The special section will comprise of eight pages, which will primarily focus on local and international football, boxing, and racing. It's also expected to offer readers features and in-depth interviews, including...

10 May 2018

Nal'ibali supplements now available in Setswana, Xitsonga

Nal'ibali's literacy newspaper supplements will now include editions in Setswana and Xitsonga. The supplements are made possible through a media partnership with Tiso Blackstar, which produced the bilingual newspaper supplements every two weeks during school term time. The material in the...

13 Apr 2018

FCJ Excellence Awards entries are now open

The Forum of Community Journalists (FCJ) has announced that entries for the 2018 FCJ Excellence Awards are now open.The FCJ Excellence Awards is open to any permanent editorial staff member working for a local or community print newspaper in South Africa. The competition covers the period 1...

9 Mar 2018

The Jornal do Brasil makes print comeback

Brazilian news publication The Jornal do Brasil has opted to return to print after eight years of exclusively digital production. The newspaper reported that it sold 40,000 copies in a few hours on the day of its return. The print edition was initially scrapped in 2010 due to a claim by The...

27 Feb 2018

Tiso Blackstar unveils a digital daily news edition

Tiso Blackstar Group has released Times Select; a digital 20-minute daily news edition. The newly launched news edition replaces the former print edition of The Times. Times Select will be free to readers on desktop and mobile devices till April this year and thereafter will require a...

1 Feb 2018

The final Sunday Times Leaders on the Move tour

Sunday Times, in association with the JSE, announced the final Sunday Times Leaders on the Move tour of 2017. The tour, which was organised by Tiso Blackstar Events division, creates an opportunity for a group of future business leaders to meet carefully selected directors in business over the...

3 Nov 2017

Tiso Blackstar extends finance section

The personal finance section of Tiso Blackstar, Money, has extended its reach to Sowetan audiences. The finance section will also be available on the SowetanLIVE website. Money launched in Sowetan on 2 November 2017 and is to appear regularly each Thursday thereafter.

3 Nov 2017

Sunday Times motoring supplement moves to lifestyle section

Tiso Blackstar Group has decided to include the Sunday Times Motoring supplement in the Sunday Times Lifestyle section of the weekly newspaper. Beforehand, the Sunday Times Motoring supplement was aimed towards the subscriber base of the newspaper but will now be included in the total print run with...

5 Sep 2017

Die Pos, The Beat join Spark Media

Spark Media has added two local community newspapers to its list of media offerings; Die Pos and The Beat. Both of these publications focus on hyper-local content, creative advertising, and upliftment among the less-privileged communities in the form of various charity initiatives in Limpopo....

13 Jul 2017

Entries for the 2017 FCJ Excellence Awards still open

Entries for the 2017 FCJ Excellence Awards, which acknowledges work in local and community print newspapers, is open until 24 April 2017 to any permanent editorial staff member working for a local or community print newspaper in South Africa – entries should cover the period between 1 January 2016...

27 Mar 2017

Brand refresh for Sunday World

The weekend tabloid, Sunday World has undergone a facelift, its first major revamp since the title launched in March 1999. The masthead, fonts, colours and layout design of the print publication have all been updated to reflect the vibrancy of the title and its content.

5 Dec 2016

Media24 launches King William's Town Express

Media24 recently launched the King William's Town Express, a community-based tabloid newspaper which is distributed to 20, 000 homes in King William's Town and Bhiso free of charge, every week. The tabloid's content is community focused and looks at news of interest to the local community. Send...

13 Oct 2016

Caxton awards its top performers

Caxton Publishers & Printers recognises its editorial, sales, advertising, management and support staff at its annual Caxton Excellence Awards. This year, 1500 entries were submitted by staff for consideration with a total prize value of R280,000. Best Free Newspaper (more than 24 pages) went to...

1 Apr 2016

Free Sunday newspaper launches in April

The tame Group will launch the first free Sunday newspaper in Kathorus, East Rand with a 55,000 print run on Sunday 3 April 2016. The Ads24 mass-market newspaper, Kasi on Sunday, will offer advertisers access to Sunday readers, who are relaxed and receptive to messaging. The distribution strategy...

16 Mar 2016

Queenstown Express launched in Eastern Cape

Media24 has launched The Queenstown Express, with an initial print run of 20,000 copies, to serve this centrally located community in the Eastern Cape. It reaches a small population that has not had access to its own free local newspaper. With its radio partnership with VukaniFM community radio...

2 Mar 2016

Great news for Garden Route

The Garden Route has had another great feature added to an already impressive list with its very own edition of The Herald. The Herald, South Africa's oldest and one of its best dailies, is now a growing presence in its sister region, the Southern Cape, with which it has so many close...

19 Nov 2015

Times Media launches property & lifestyle section in Port Elizabeth

Times Media, having successfully launched its property & lifestyle supplement Neighbourhood, in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, will now launch it in Port Elizabeth on Saturday 5 September 2015. Approximately 60% of its content will be specific to the Port Elizabeth region and the balance will highlight...

3 Sep 2015

Ads24 distributes 'The Beat' to media agencies countrywide

Ads24 launched its trade communication, The Beat newspaper, distributing it door to door to media agencies countrywide. The first issue focussed on the mass market, revealing insights into the Kasi consumer and providing advertisers with an understanding of how to target this valuable market....

4 Aug 2015

The Noordwes Gazette changes its name

The local Ads24 title The Noordwes Gazette has changed its name to the Midweek Potchefstroom Herald. The reason was for it to be more local and reflect the focus of the editorial content which is local news for Potchefstroom. Noordwes Gazette suggests the news would be about the entire province and...

21 Jul 2015

The Johannesburg Times launches in SA

A newspaper called The Johannesburg Times has been launched in SA and is dedicated to telling the stories that influence our economy, media, commerce and progress. The Johannesburg Times aims to be a source of news on a variety of categories and pose the questions that will contribute to the...

29 Jun 2015

Lifestyle supplement, Business Class, to close

Times Media is closing the glossy men's lifestyle supplement, Business Class, to allow more focus on its other products in that space, Business Day's Wanted and Sunday Times's newly launched fashion-focused, The Edit. Times Media GM of Marketing, Susan Russell, said that Business Class was "a...

20 Apr 2015

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