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Daily Mail returns to Virgin Trains after outcry

LONDON, UK: Virgin boss Richard Branson on Monday said he would resume offering the right-wing tabloid the Daily Mail on his trains after a decision not to stock them sparked accusations of censorship last week...

2 days ago

UK's Guardian daily goes tabloid to cut costs

Britain's Guardian newspaper has adopted a new tabloid format and a re-designed masthead with simple black lettering from Monday as part of a drive to cut costs...

3 days ago

C.S.A. forms content partnership between The Wire and Independent Media

Talent and communications agency Celebrity Services Africa today announced a content partnership between its online entertainment portal The Wire and Independent Media...

11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Information overload - finding the 'right' kind of news

If you heard the news today, it's because you chose to. It doesn't mean that you and I have consumed the same news and even if we have, the information and our level of engagement may be different...

By Gia Nicolaides 8 Jan 2018

Fewer journalists die in line of duty

This year, 81 journalists lost their lives around the globe " a drop from 120 last year, the International Press Institute said...

21 Dec 2017

Eight Uganda tabloid staff freed on bail

A Ugandan court has released eight editors and directors of one of the country's most popular newspapers, who were charged with treason last month, effectively stalling the tabloid's operations...

21 Dec 2017

The Post: a Hollywood ode to journalism

At a time when the media is being accused of peddling "fake news," Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are bringing Hollywood star power to a movie celebrating journalism and the virtues of a free press...

20 Dec 2017

Journalist, Mratt Kyaw Thu wins 2017 AFP Kate Webb Prize

Reporter Mratt Kyaw Thu has won the 2017 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for his coverage of ethnic strife in his native Myanmar...

20 Dec 2017

#BehindtheSelfie with... Rhodé Marshall

This week, we go behind the selfie with Rhodé Marshall, #Trending co-editor at City Press...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Dec 2017

Positive reaction to Mail & Guardian acquisition by MDIF

NEWSWATCH: The Mail & Guardian reports that it has been acquired by the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF). Former publisher Trevor Ncube has also left the company...

12 Dec 2017

Why the media sector's print run is not done

Five years ago, Warren Buffett famously bought a handful of newspapers in a move that went against the generally accepted idea that print media was facing a painful death...

By Nick Hedley 11 Dec 2017

Washington Post: 'sting' sought to embarrass newspaper in sex probe

The Washington Post said Monday it was the target of an apparent "sting" operation that sought to plant a false story to discredit the newspaper's investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

29 Nov 2017

African Media feels the pinch

African Media and Entertainment (AME) has warned shareholders it expects trading conditions for the remaining six months of the 2018 financial year to remain challenging...

By Thabiso Mochiko 28 Nov 2017

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International

Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one.

By Megan Bowman 1 hour ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The culture of connection

Valletta, the baroque cityscape on the island fortress of Malta, is making global headlines this month - indeed this year - as it assumes the mantle of European Capital of Culture 2018. Last year, after having fallen in love with this little corner of the Mediterranean, I relocated to the archipelago for a sabbatical to take a front row seat for the programme of the next 12 months.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 2 hours ago

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed over terror content

WASHINGTON - Terrorists and hate groups continue to get their propaganda onto social media platforms despite efforts by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to shut them down, a US Senate panel heard on Wednesday.

8 hours ago

Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news

LONDON - British lawmakers probing possible Russian interference in the Brexit referendum revealed on Wednesday that Facebook had agreed to broaden its own investigation into fake news around the vote, after the social media platform's initial efforts drew criticism.

8 hours ago

ADC Advertising, Interactive and Motion/Film Craft juries announced

NEW YORK - The One Club for Creativity today announced full juries for the Advertising, Interactive and Motion/Film Craft categories of the ADC 97th Annual Awards.

1 day ago

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