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Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
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Date: 23 Feb 2015
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Chris Moerdyk
SA media group buys Irish and Australian newspapers

Sekunjalo Media, owners of South Africa's Independent News and Media, has purchased a majority shareholding in its former holding company, Independent News and Media in Ireland...

By Chris Moerdyk 1 Apr 2015 07:36

Taco Kuiper Award winners announced
Taco Kuiper Award winners announced

Sipho Masondo and Paddy Harper, of City Press, have won the ninth Taco Kuiper Award for outstanding investigative journalism by South African media and R200,000 in prize money...

31 Mar 2015 13:21

Media - why audit? - Blue Moon Corporate Communications
Media - why audit?

In the year 2500, when whoever we've become discovers us - fossilised in the information and communication technology landscape we inhabit now - they'll open our heads and find swollen brains...

Issued by Blue Moon Corporate Communications 31 Mar 2015 10:53

'Lokal' newswire launches with Ole! Media Group
'Lokal' newswire launches with Ole! Media Group

Another newswire service has launched in South Africa. SA-Lokal News Network will be run by the Association of Independent Publishers in collaboration with The Ole! Media Group (OMG)...

31 Mar 2015 08:01

SABC News to scrap bulletins in Afrikaans, vernacular languages?
SABC News to scrap bulletins in Afrikaans, vernacular languages?

NEWSWATCH: SABC News is reported to be doing away with bulletins in Afrikaans and other vernacular languages, reports Thinus Ferreira, in Channel24...

30 Mar 2015 10:13

SABC: Axing of board members is 'unlawful'
SABC: Axing of board members is 'unlawful'

NEWSWATCH: BD Live reports that one of the SABC directors axed this week says the action is 'unlawful, motivated by malice and constitutes a purge'...

27 Mar 2015 09:20

Finalists in 2015 Discovery Health Journalism Awards
Finalists in 2015 Discovery Health Journalism Awards

The finalists for the 2015 Discovery Health Journalism Awards have been announced, following the review by the independent judging panel...

27 Mar 2015 08:58

Charlie Wannell
2014's mad media mix

Looking back on 2014, it's clear that we are living in an era of converged media where the consumer has a voice, content lives on dozens of scattered platforms, and traditional media is having to move at a lightning pace...

By Charlie Wannell 27 Mar 2015 08:18

R.O.I. Media continues commitment to digital with rebranding
R.O.I. Media continues commitment to digital with rebranding

R.O.I. Media has officially rebranded to R.O.I. Digital, affirming its evolution into a full-service digital agency...

Issued by R.O.I. Media 24 Mar 2015 10:07

Caxton Awards salutes successful staff of 2014
Caxton Awards salutes successful staff of 2014

The 2014 Caxton Awards, which took place late last week, have selected the top newspapers, editors and staff from last year, following an intensive judging period...

24 Mar 2015 08:04

Red Cherry Media: Your media and marketing one-stop shop! - Red Cherry Media
Red Cherry Media: Your media and marketing one-stop shop!

Red Cherry Media is a one-stop supplier to agencies and clients for TV, radio and digital campaigns as well as stand-alone activations. Focussing on production and media, they specialise in interactivity...

Issued by Red Cherry Media 23 Mar 2015 10:27

Durban writer praises Rushdie, attacked
Durban writer praises Rushdie, attacked

NEWSWATCH: Durban writer Zainub Priya Dala believes she was assaulted for expressing admiration for controversial novelist Salman Rushdie, reports Mail & Guardian...

23 Mar 2015 07:58

Obituary: Ken Owen: 1935-2015
Obituary: Ken Owen: 1935-2015

Tributes have been posted on social media and in traditional media on the passing of Ken Owen, former editor of the Sunday Times, founding editor of Business Day...

22 Mar 2015 11:55

Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa provides executive training for advancement of financial journalism
Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa provides executive training for advancement of financial journalism

Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) has partnered with key African universities to provide executive training for the advancement of financial journalism...

19 Mar 2015 11:30

Cutting the Cape Times sees Zille at odds on talk show
Cutting the Cape Times sees Zille at odds on talk show

The decision not to renew Western Cape government subscriptions to the Cape Times saw Premier Helen Zille embroiled in a Twitter spat with radio show host Redi Tlhabi.

By Jan-Jan Joubert 19 Mar 2015 08:54

Responsible Drinking Media Awards open for entries
Responsible Drinking Media Awards open for entries

Entries for the 5th Responsible Drinking Media Awards (RDMA) are now open. Articles published between 1 May 2014 and 31 May 2015 dealing with responsible drinking and issues that relate to it are accepted...

18 Mar 2015 08:04

Jamming was to stop drones, says Mahlobo
Jamming was to stop drones, says Mahlobo

State Security Minister David Mahlobo this week insisted that the jamming device used in Parliament during the state of the nation address was designed to stop the operation of drones in parliamentary air space, and prevent cellphones being used as triggers for explosive devices.

18 Mar 2015 07:14

Sanef condemns Western Cape Government's Cape Times decision
Sanef condemns Western Cape Government's Cape Times decision

Sanef has strongly condemned a Western Cape provincial government directive to provincial departments concerning their subscriptions to the Cape Times...

17 Mar 2015 06:45

Effective targeting through programmatic ad buying
Effective targeting through programmatic ad buying

The surge in user-generated content through social media, podcasts, videos and blogs means that advertisers actually have "too much information" at their fingertips, which can become useless...

By Yaron Assabi 16 Mar 2015 14:23

Connecting young SA - The Citizen
Connecting young SA

Daily news publication, The Citizen, has announced the launch of an innovative news website. Connect is a vibrant new subdivision of The Citizen aiming to fill the current gap in South African media coverage by targeting young adults between the ages of 18 and 25...

Issued by The Citizen 16 Mar 2015 08:42

Chris Moerdyk
Why newspapers and magazines are giving print a bad name

Print is by no means dead. Far from it. The growing perception that it is dying falls squarely on those newspapers and magazines that seem to have some kind of death wish...

By Chris Moerdyk 13 Mar 2015 15:46

Discussion around cross-media code of conduct
Discussion around cross-media code of conduct

Because of media convergence, with traditional and new media outlets all operating in the digital space, broadcast role-players are in discussions about the need for a cross-media code of conduct...

11 Mar 2015 14:57

Media analysts sceptical over launch of third news agency
Media analysts sceptical over launch of third news agency

The launch of a third commercial newswire agency to replace the nonprofit independent South African Press Association (Sapa) has led to criticism...

11 Mar 2015 09:27

Join PEG Gauteng for its second "nitty-gritty" workshop of 2015
Join PEG Gauteng for its second "nitty-gritty" workshop of 2015

Taking place on 28 March 2015, the workshop is designed to tackle the thorny questions of copyright and the principles and procedures of obtaining permissions...

11 Mar 2015 09:25

R2K up in arms over FPB's internet censorship proposals
R2K up in arms over FPB's internet censorship proposals

The Right2Know Campaign has called on the public to reject the Film and Publications Board's (FPB) proposals to censor the internet in South Africa...

11 Mar 2015 07:02

Reporter mugged - live
Reporter mugged - live

NEWSWATCH: Not something you would expect to see on live TV... An SABC reporter and his team were mugged, on camera, during an outside broadcast... (Video)

11 Mar 2015 06:05

Chris Whitfield joins Tenfour Media - Tenfour
Chris Whitfield joins Tenfour Media

Chris Whitfield, the former editor of the Cape Times, the Cape Argus and the Weekend Argus, has launched a media consultancy with Cape Town publishers, Tenfour Media...

Issued by Tenfour 10 Mar 2015 13:08

Desiree Oliphant appointed Account Director at Kagiso Media - Kagiso Media
Desiree Oliphant appointed Account Director at Kagiso Media

Kagiso Media's new Account Director, Desiree Oliphant, worked across various divisions within radio and TV services at the SABC for 19 years and has extensive senior management experience...

Issued by Kagiso Media 10 Mar 2015 12:18

The impact of data
The impact of data

Mark Twain might have said that you get lies, damned lies, and statistics, but the new information age means more journalists are writing articles based on data than ever...

By Jaco Pienaar 9 Mar 2015 15:00

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