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Laura Rawden, Safrea chair.
#AfricaMonth: Safrea on the freelance future of work. Are you ready?

Safrea chair Laura Rawden speaks about the benefit of belonging to a professional body, especially as a freelancer while the world of work continues to evolve across the continent...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

The future of advertising
The future of advertising

Everyone's talking about it... falling circulations, viewers flocking to various competitive TV channels and a myriad of online internet offers, streaming options and, oh, there are so many others...

By Chris Brewer 1 day ago

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LIA announces Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury

Michael Ritchie, MD and executive producer at Revolver/Will O'Rourke will head up the LIA Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury...

2 days ago

Gen X: From rebellious, slacker youth generation to trailblazers of profound social change (part 1)
Gen X: From rebellious, slacker youth generation to trailblazers of profound social change (part 1)

Christian Kurz, senior vice president, global insights for Viacom International Media Networks unpacks the media company's latest global study and some game-changing insights on Generation X...

By Jessica Tennant 19 May 2017

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Allan Gray lets go of Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town

NEWSWATCH: Allan Gray has let go of ad agency, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town, effective 31 July, and is in the process of appointing a new agency to manage the account...

19 May 2017

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Entries open for top journalism awards

All entries are open for the annual Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards and will close on Monday, 19 June 2017...

19 May 2017

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JSE opens flat as Naspers rockets further and miners fall

The JSE opened flat on Friday, despite Naspers rocketing to new heights, with miners retreating as the rand regained some lost ground after tumbling on Thursday...

By Maarten Mittner 19 May 2017

Roger Ailes, seen here in a 2006 picture, blended entertainment with conservative politics in creating Fox News | ©  | Frederick M. Brown
How 'dark genius' Ailes reshaped US television news

NEW YORK - Championed by conservatives as a visionary, reviled by liberals as a menace, Fox News founder Roger Ailes re-shaped US television news and helped to craft a conservative populism that ultimately gave rise to Donald Trump...

19 May 2017

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#Samra2017: Questions to help you uncover fake news

‘Fake news' was a hot topic at the annual Samra conference held last week. I chatted to CEO Leonie Vorster about the importance of future-proofing decision-making as part of an overarching marketing strategy, especially in the current media climate of fake news...

By Leigh Andrews 19 May 2017

Radio group AME makes move on Moneyweb
Radio group AME makes move on Moneyweb

Radio station owner African Media Entertainment (AME) is offering to buy financial news service Moneyweb for about R28m...

By Robert Laing 18 May 2017

World News Media Congress to host first Women in News Summit
World News Media Congress to host first Women in News Summit

The inaugural ‘Women In News (Win) Summit' will be held in Durban from 7-9 June 2017, and will host more than 200 leading editors and journalists from around the world...

17 May 2017

SAFREA concerned over possible press infringements by Northern Cape premier's office
SAFREA concerned over possible press infringements by Northern Cape premier's office

The Southern African Freelancers' Association has expressed concern about alleged infringements of constitutional press freedoms by members of the Northern Cape Office of the Premier...

Issued by SAFREA 16 May 2017

Can we control fake news and its effect on business?
Can we control fake news and its effect on business?

Fifty-one percent of people with online access use social media as their primary news source - a frightening thought, considering the amount of fake news and misinformation distributed on social media...

Issued by DigitLab 15 May 2017

SAFREA presents career-building tips for freelance creatives at Madex event in Johannesburg
SAFREA presents career-building tips for freelance creatives at Madex event in Johannesburg

Freelance creatives looking to get an edge in the job market are the focus of an upcoming session from The Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) at Madex in Johannesburg...

Issued by SAFREA 15 May 2017

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Consumers less distracted when reading newspapers or magazines

Latest research from PRC's Media View shows that time spent reading is more focused and far less distracted...

15 May 2017

WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies
WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies

This week marked the launch of The Plus Network, founded by WE Communications...

By Jessica Tennant 12 May 2017

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Making sense of traditional, new TV content platforms

There are so many different options for viewing TV content and when combined with the latest technology makes for a very confusing space...

By Alan Smith 12 May 2017

Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey reveals the 'coolest' brands, celebs
Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey reveals the 'coolest' brands, celebs

The results of the thirteenth Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey were announced at the Awards held at Sandton Convention Centre on Thursday, 11 May. Nike was once again awarded as the 'Overall Coolest Brand', after claiming top spot in three of the 75 categories surveyed...

12 May 2017

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Opportunity to win all expenses paid trip to Cannes

The Michael Konig Young Journalist Bursary competition will enable a young journalist to attend the Cannes Lions, as a special guest, with travel and accommodation covered...

11 May 2017

Charlie Chappell of Hershey’s is one of the judges
Warc Media Awards 2017 entries open

Entries for the Warc Media Awards 2017 are now open with a $40,000 prize fund for the top winners...

10 May 2017

G&G Digital, when they won the 2016 Agency of the Year Award.
Entries open for New Generation Awards

Entries are open for this year's New Generation Awards and new categories have been added with a 10% discount for May entries...

10 May 2017

ABC Q1 2017 multi-platform data release
ABC Q1 2017 multi-platform data release

Newspaper circulation remained static compared to the previous quarter, but declined by 4.2% on the prior year, while magazine circulation declined by 2.3% on the previous quarter, and by 6.5% on the prior year...

Issued by Audit Bureau of Circulations 10 May 2017

New editorial appointments aligned with transformation objectives of Independent Media
New editorial appointments aligned with transformation objectives of Independent Media

Independent Media has announced two new editorial appointments as part of its ongoing revitalisation and transformation of its newsrooms...

Issued by Independent Media 10 May 2017

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Most Awards survey refines 2017 entries

Enhancements will be made to this year's Most Awards survey to ensure robustness of the methodology...

10 May 2017

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ABC Q1 2017: A mixed bag

The first quarter 2017 Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's ABC figures released this morning show the trend of the decline in newspaper and magazine sales continues...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2017

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Sinclair to buy Tribune Media in $3.9bn broadcast deal

WASHINGTON - Sinclair Broadcast Group announced on Monday a $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media, in a major consolidation of local television operators in the United States...

9 May 2017

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A glimpse into the online newsroom

On day two of the National Prisa Conference, journalist, media consultant and trainer Marion Scher shared insights on managing news in digital media, how this has changed and stayed the same, and the relationship between public relations (PR) and the media in this regard...

By Jessica Tennant 8 May 2017

ABC Q1 2017 data release
ABC Q1 2017 data release

The Audit Bureau of Circulations will be releasing the Q1 - 2017 circulation data on Wednesday, 10 May, on the ABC website...

Issued by Audit Bureau of Circulations 5 May 2017

AMASA Joburg announces new committee for 2017/18
AMASA Joburg announces new committee for 2017/18

The Joburg chapter of the Advertising Media Association of South Africa held its annual AGM on 3 May where the new committee, which will guide AMASA over the next year, was announced...

Issued by AMASA 5 May 2017

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