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Fourth Thought Leadership Digibate to focus on print media

The fourth Thought Leadership Digibate, hosted by Aegis Media, in conjunction with, will focus on the state of print media in South Africa. To be held at 9.15am-11am on Friday, 16 March 2012, the digital debate will be broadcast live via mobile or pc audio-streaming.
Panelists will discuss and debate the current state and future of print media in South Africa.

"Magazine sales are dropping and publishing houses need to understand why and come up with alternative solutions to maintain a healthy revenue stream. I am certain that sharing insights from all angles will be encouraging in so far as the possible outtakes that will be gleaned by people in the print media industry," said Dawn Rowlands, CEO Sub Saharan Africa, Aegis Media, who will moderate the session.


  • Vanessa Raphaely, editorial director, Associated Magazines
  • Danette Breitenbach, editor, Advantage Magazine
  • Karen Phelan, managing director, Full Circle Media
  • Nic van den Bergh, SSA trading director, Aegis Media
  • Brendon Cooper, publisher, Media 24


  • What has caused the demise of print and where have the readers gone?
  • How will the print media industry be financially sustained?
  • Is the internet supporting or replacing print media?

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