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Episode 189: Mike Wronski chats the top 5 Social Media platforms in SA.

Date: 22 Sep 2016
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Union resists bid to give Motsoeneng new job
Union resists bid to give Motsoeneng new job

The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) has vowed to challenge any decision to keep Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the SABC as the board of the public broadcaster scrambles to keep him in his position.

By Bekezela Phakathi 2 days ago

African Media Agency launches US-Africa business distribution
African Media Agency launches US-Africa business distribution

The African Media Agency has expanded its communications media channel to distribute press releases to media in the United States...

3 days ago

NY Times teams with Google parent to tame comments
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The New York Times said on Tuesday it was teaming with Google parent Alphabet in an effort to help filter its online reader comments to maintain a "civil and thoughtful" atmosphere...

21 Sep 2016

SABC denies it banned footage of protests
SABC denies it banned footage of protests

The SABC has denied canning protest footage, despite taking an editorial decision to do so...

By Genevieve Quintal 20 Sep 2016

SA media man Allister Sparks passes away
SA media man Allister Sparks passes away

Veteran journalist Allister Sparks passed away in Johannesburg on Monday at the age of 83.

20 Sep 2016

Media24 sells INET to Iress for R149.6m
Media24 sells INET to Iress for R149.6m

International financial market data company Iress is buying INET BFA from Media24 for R149.6m. TMG sold INET to Naspers's (NPN) McGregor BFA in late 2013 for R113m...

15 Sep 2016

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Facebook, Twitter join coalition to improve online news

Facebook and Twitter, along with news organisations, have joined forces against online fake news sites...

15 Sep 2016

The MediaShop receiving their MOST Media Agency of the Year Award.
It's the MOST wonderful time of the year

The MediaShop Johannesburg and DStv took top honours at last night's MOST Awards, with The MediaShop taking home the MOST Full Service Media agency 2106, a category that the Media Shop has won in five previous years...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Sep 2016

Ole! Media Group introduces RealTime Images
Ole! Media Group introduces RealTime Images

RealTime Images, an international visual content agency and product of The Ole! Media Group, an independent digital media company, has launched...

13 Sep 2016

SPARK Media's Print Fashion Week innovations
SPARK Media's Print Fashion Week innovations

If you thought print media was boring, think again. Ahead of SA Fashion Week taking place later this month, SPARK Media made 5 to 9 September 'Print Fashion Week'...

12 Sep 2016

Lucille Jacobs on SABC Morning Live last year, talking about the Rand Show
Industry stalwart Lucille Jacobs passes away

The South African media and marketing industry lost another stalwart this weekend, with the death of Lucille Jacobs, marketing consultant and show manager for the Rand Show...

12 Sep 2016

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Why social data analysis needs human understanding

Wired magazine recently contributed to the ongoing critique of traditional polling. Correctly, the magazine identified social media as the new frontier in gauging public sentiment...

By Chris Waldburger 12 Sep 2016

Entries now open for Arts Journalism of the Year Awards
Entries now open for Arts Journalism of the Year Awards

Entries are open for the 2016 National Arts Festival/BASA Arts Journalism of the Year Awards, which calls on experienced arts journalists, newcomers to the field, or arts-focused publications...

8 Sep 2016

Washington Post to roll out speedy mobile news site
Washington Post to roll out speedy mobile news site

The Washington Post announced on Tuesday it was rolling out a "lightning-fast" mobile news site that would provide near-instant load times for both articles and advertising...

7 Sep 2016

Linde in action.
#InnovationMonth: Tell your audience what to think about, not what to think

Another day, another politics-fuelled headline. Here's advice to journalists on how to ensure you provide your readers with accurate coverage as the media world goes increasingly more digital, from The Jerusalem Post's former editor-in-chief...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Sep 2016

APO launches press release service for Middle East, North Africa
APO launches press release service for Middle East, North Africa

The African Press Organization launches MENA Wire, a press release distribution and monitoring service dedicated to the Middle East and North Africa...

6 Sep 2016

INMA Global Media Summit Africa adds German, Canadian speakers
INMA Global Media Summit Africa adds German, Canadian speakers

The INMA Global Media Summit Africa, scheduled for 14-15 November 2016 in Cape Town, has added two more speakers to the lineup - one from Germany and one from Canada...

6 Sep 2016

Fact check: What would a world without credible news mean for brands?
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Today, we live in a world once only imagined in science fiction. Conversations, pictures and video flow around the globe almost instantly from anyone wishing to share to anyone willing to receive...

By Ross Sergeant 5 Sep 2016

Cleopatra Jones is Journalist of the Year at 2016 RDMAs
Cleopatra Jones is Journalist of the Year at 2016 RDMAs

The Diageo SA Responsible Drinking Media Awards (RDMAs), which recognise journalists and media at large for their positive efforts to influence perceptions and habits related to the irresponsible use of alcohol...

2 Sep 2016

SAFREA and AFJK announce alliance to advocate for media freelancers of Africa
SAFREA and AFJK announce alliance to advocate for media freelancers of Africa

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) and the Association of Freelancer Journalists Kenya (AFJK) have announced the launch of the Alliance of African Media Associations (AAMA)...

Issued by SAFREA 1 Sep 2016

Ornico launches Open Africa with GIBS
Ornico launches Open Africa with GIBS

Brand Intelligence company Ornico has announced that it will be publishing a business and brand guide for industry leaders, in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), at the University of Pretoria...

Issued by Ornico 1 Sep 2016

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USD1 Million innovateAFRICA Fund for digital media launched

Call for entries for $1 million innovateAFRICA Fund for digital media, which includes seed funding, technology support and expert mentorship...

1 Sep 2016

Keynote speaker at Sikuvile Awards reiterates need for media freedom
Keynote speaker at Sikuvile Awards reiterates need for media freedom

In his keynote address at the Sikuvile Awards, the group chief executive of the Standard Bank Group and the chief executive of Standard Bank South Africa, Sim Tshabalala, made the call to all the country's citizens...

31 Aug 2016

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#WomensMonth: Where are the female superheroes?

In a very passionate TED Talk, media studies scholar Dr Christopher Bell asked why it is so hard to find female superhero merchandise?

31 Aug 2016

A new socio-economic segmentation system for the South African media industry
A new socio-economic segmentation system for the South African media industry

There have been a number of industry comments in the past week about "SELs" as a "replacement" for LSMs...

Issued by Kantar TNS 30 Aug 2016

SA's anti-piracy startup Custos raises $420k from TIA
SA's anti-piracy startup Custos raises $420k from TIA

Stellenbosch-based bitcoin bounty startup Custos Media Technologies has raised another round of funding, this time from South Africa's Technology Innovation Agency...

By Tom Jackson 30 Aug 2016

AMEC launches Measurement Month 2016
AMEC launches Measurement Month 2016

AMEC will be hosting "Measurement Month" during September to educate communication and PR practitioners about the latest best-practices in measuring the effectiveness of their campaigns...

Issued by Ornico 30 Aug 2016

Keynote speakers for INMA Global Media Summit Africa
Keynote speakers for INMA Global Media Summit Africa

The INMA Global Media Summit Africa, being held 14-15 November 2016 at The Vineyard Hotel and Conference Centre in Cape Town, has announced its confirmed speakers...

29 Aug 2016

Naspers heads for junk as subscribers fall with costs up
Naspers heads for junk as subscribers fall with costs up

Nasper's credit rating may be cut to junk at its next review by S&P Global Ratings...

By Robert Laing 29 Aug 2016

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