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Whether you are reading about the Volkswagen emissions scandal, # [insertgrievancehere] mustfall, or another link bait headline by Donald Trump, it becomes clear that crisis communication has changed irrevocably in the age of digital...
This week, our 'Biz Online Insights' section explores how the South African online population first heard about a variety of local and global sport news items...
Stuart Lowe, RamsayMedia's managing director, will be leaving the company with effect from mid-December 2012. According to chairman Alan Ramsay, who made the announcement, a number of factors influenced this development, noting that Lowe's enthusiasm, energy and passion for the business will be sorely missed.
23 Nov 2012 12:18
What a breath of fresh air, a bold and confident statement, that the Times Media Group's (TMG) rate setting for 2013 would be based on the Advertising Media Forum (AMF) definition of core circulation. This will send a clear message to advertisers that TMG not only means business but will commit to a partnership of shared responsibility and reward.
By Gordon Patterson 23 Nov 2012 10:11
At the international Sports Media Marketing Awards - the industry Oscars - held in New York, SuperSport won a Gold and three Silver awards.
23 Nov 2012 09:21
On 21 November 2012 members of the NCOP ad hoc committee voted to finalise a Bill that, according to Right2Know, still carries the fingerprints of the securocrats who have remained the 'hidden hand' behind this process from the start. The ANC used its numerical majority to force the Secrecy Bill one step closer to becoming a Secrecy Law.
22 Nov 2012 09:54
Tensions among directors of the SABC spilled out into the open on Tuesday, 20 November 2012, when the national broadcaster's suspended chief financial officer, Gugu Duda, moved to accuse the board of poor governance practices.
22 Nov 2012 11:46
The CMO Council Africa Advisory Board Meeting is set to take place on Wednesday, 28 November 2012, via live tele-presence linking members and experts in Lagos, Nairobi, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
22 Nov 2012 12:28
As soon as ABC's are published at the end of Q1 2013, Times Media will be linking advertising rates to core circulation and will review it quarterly thereafter.
20 Nov 2012 10:56
As part of their annual year-end function, CoreXalance awarded the financial departments of the media owners they do business with. Photos of the cocktail evening and ceremony held earlier this month are available on the CoreXalance website.
Issued by CoreXalance 20 Nov 2012 09:34
Times Media, the listed entity that owns Avusa, says it will focus on reducing the group's debt and improving revenue and operating margins following a trading update on Friday, 16 November 2012, that revealed a very subdued performance.
19 Nov 2012 10:30
Judge Nomsa Khumalo of the Pretoria High Court ruled that the NPA had failed to argue that there were grounds for an urgent interdict against the Sunday Times for wanting to publish "How Zuma got off the hook". Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa has also conceded that the arrest of Sunday Times journalist, Mzilikazi wa Afrika, was wrongful and agreed to pay him R100,000 in damages and to pay the newspaper's legal costs.
19 Nov 2012 10:02
The International Reporting Project (IRP) has announced that applications are now being accepted for two new kinds of global reporting grants in 2013. For the first time in its history, each of these two new fellowship programs will be open to non-US media professionals as well as to US citizens.
19 Nov 2012 07:52
Times Media's profit from operations before exceptional items grew by 18% to R86m for the six months ended September 2012‚ it said in a voluntary trading update on Friday.
17 Nov 2012 12:04
CNBC Africa has been on a high for the past month as the channel's South African viewership peaked at 600,000 viewers in the first week of October, according to data from Multichoice's DStv-I - past seven day viewership.
16 Nov 2012 11:14
KykNet's new actuality breakfast show, Dagbreek, broadcast Mondays to Fridays from 6-8am, will offer a discussion of the latest news in the Afrikaans dailies, as presented by editors from the Media24 newspaper stable: Tim du Plessis, Waldimar Pelser and Mandy Rossouw. Their analysis of the day's events can be found in detail in the newspapers.
15 Nov 2012 06:04
The SABC is extending its coverage of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry's sittings in Rustenburg by providing a live stream on the SABC News website www.sabc.co.za/news, as well as on the SABC News YouTube channel.
14 Nov 2012 10:55
What a coup for Gisèle Wertheim Aymés to have snapped up Stuff magazine's licence - and it's also heartening news for independent publishers and media owners. Going with Wertheim Aymés is Stuff editor Toby Shapshak, who has overseen the growth of this little star of a magazine since its launch in SA in 2007.
By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 13 Nov 2012 11:45
The North Gauteng High Court ordered three private companies to allow a City Press journalist to view and make copies of the lists of shareholders or members of the companies. The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) welcomes the ruling which effectively ensures greater transparency in the country's business affairs.
13 Nov 2012 13:05
I am hopelessly infatuated with news. It's been a 28-year tempestuous love affair and one that I don't think I will ever get over. Captivating headlines, startling images and spicy stories leave me all at once breathless and adrenalised, infuriated and heartbroken. And I wouldn't swop these highs and lows for the world. I'd feel so much poorer without the rush.
By Janine Lazarus 13 Nov 2012 07:32
After appearing before the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) yesterday, 12 November 2012, the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) issued a joint press statement concerning their finalised settlement negotiations.
13 Nov 2012 09:46
A complaint by Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) against the SABC over the black-listing of commentators has been withdrawn.
13 Nov 2012 07:51
From 12-16 November, the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) will hold public hearings regarding a complaint lodged by the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) against the SABC for the broadcaster's alleged blacklisting of certain political commentators and journalists in 2006.
12 Nov 2012 10:57
Now in its third decade, the 2012 South African Breweries (SAB) Sports Media Awards once again highlighted the dedicated professionalism of the South African sports media and the performers and fans that make up its world. The SAB Sports Media Sports Personality of the Year was Oscar Pistorius.
12 Nov 2012 09:26
One often gets the sense that some print-media companies' response to the dramatic changes in the industry amounts to little more than putting out fires - rather than crafting a strategy for the future. RamsayMedia started implementing its strategy to become multi-platform and diversify income to reduce reliance on advertising revenue a few years back. I caught up with RamsayMedia MD Stuart Lowe, to find out how it's going.
By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 9 Nov 2012 10:31
Kagiso Media Limited on Monday announced the cancellation by mutual consent of negotiations with VenFin Media Investments Proprietary Limited‚ a wholly owned subsidiary of Remgro Limited‚ for the acquisition of various marketing assets.
9 Nov 2012 11:29
SABC news editors have received an email banning the words "Nkandlagate" and "Zumaville", according to a report on Wednesday.
8 Nov 2012 08:08
NEWSWATCH: You will hear the terms 'Nkandlagate' and 'Zumaville' in various media, but not on the SABC, according to a Times Live report, and Mail & Guardian reports that the Communications DG is in trouble for 'misleading' parliament.
7 Nov 2012 06:11
Straight and Narrow, a new satirical daily newspaper launched on Monday 5 November 2012.
7 Nov 2012 10:13
The desire to engage at every stage of the customer lifecycle has reportedly been the unrealised goal of many marketers, but this may no longer be the case. Marketers are putting mobile interaction in the hands of consumers and finding clever, gratifying ways to add value to every aspect of the brand experience, reports the chief marketing officer (CMO) council in a new study recently released.
6 Nov 2012 11:31
Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA) stated that it is surprised by SACP leader, Blade Nzimande's attack on the media.
6 Nov 2012 11:47