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By Riaan Sunny, Issued by Independent Media 2 days ago

Indian Spice consolidates its growth
Indian Spice consolidates its growth

Twenty Seventeen bows out, capping the most successful year yet for Indian community website Indian Spice...

Issued by ACME Digital 17 Jan 2018

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Daily Mail returns to Virgin Trains after outcry

LONDON, UK: Virgin boss Richard Branson on Monday said he would resume offering the right-wing tabloid the Daily Mail on his trains after a decision not to stock them sparked accusations of censorship last week...

17 Jan 2018

UK's Guardian daily goes tabloid to cut costs
UK's Guardian daily goes tabloid to cut costs

Britain's Guardian newspaper has adopted a new tabloid format and a re-designed masthead with simple black lettering from Monday as part of a drive to cut costs...

16 Jan 2018

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Facebook move will play out in long-term: analysts

NEW YORK - Facebook's move to highlight posts from friends and family over those from brands and publications follows months of turmoil for the social network and will result in lower advertising revenue - at least in the short-term, analysts said...

15 Jan 2018

C.S.A. forms content partnership between The Wire and Independent Media
C.S.A. forms content partnership between The Wire and Independent Media

Talent and communications agency Celebrity Services Africa today announced a content partnership between its online entertainment portal The Wire and Independent Media...

11 Jan 2018

Eyewitness News reporter Gia Nicolaides.
#BizTrends2018: Information overload - finding the 'right' kind of news

If you heard the news today, it's because you chose to. It doesn't mean that you and I have consumed the same news and even if we have, the information and our level of engagement may be different...

By Gia Nicolaides 8 Jan 2018

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Pauw case raises tricky questions

Questions are being asked about how the confidentiality provisions of the Tax Administration Act are aligned with legislation providing for whistle-blowers and freedom of expression...

22 Dec 2017

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Sars to sue journalist Jacques Pauw over book on Jacob Zuma

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has followed through on threats to take legal action against the author of The President's Keepers, Jacques Pauw...

20 Dec 2017

Reporter Mratt Kyaw Thu. Image provided.
Journalist, Mratt Kyaw Thu wins 2017 AFP Kate Webb Prize

Reporter Mratt Kyaw Thu has won the 2017 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for his coverage of ethnic strife in his native Myanmar...

20 Dec 2017

John Brown South Africa scoops double gold at international Pearl Awards
John Brown South Africa scoops double gold at international Pearl Awards

John Brown Media South Africa has won the gold award for Best Print Magazine Editorial (B2B) at The Content Council's international Pearl Awards ceremony in New York with MiNDSPACE...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 15 Dec 2017

Maditla is relishing her new role as Design Indaba editor-in-chief.
#DesignIndaba2018: Telling stories about purpose-led design

To many 'Design Indaba' is simply founder Ravi Naidoo, but there's a huge team behind the scenes. Meet Neo Maditla, Design Indaba's new editor-in-chief. With her hard-news background and passion for purpose-led design, she's the tough cookie looking to make the Design Indaba website as popular as its annual Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Dec 2017

"Ready to pout and get it!"
#BehindtheSelfie with... Rhodé Marshall

This week, we go behind the selfie with Rhodé Marshall, #Trending co-editor at City Press...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Dec 2017

Own space on the biggest multi-industry B2B news site in Africa?
Own space on the biggest multi-industry B2B news site in Africa?

Location, location, location - a real estate term used to describe the benefits of a property investment is as relevant in the online media space...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 13 Dec 2017

Triton Digital partners with 365 Digital to amplify programmatic audio advertising in South Africa
Triton Digital partners with 365 Digital to amplify programmatic audio advertising in South Africa

Triton Digital, a leading technology provider to the global audio industry, has announced a partnership with leading digital publisher solutions company 365 Digital...

Issued by 365 Digital 13 Dec 2017

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Positive reaction to Mail & Guardian acquisition by MDIF

NEWSWATCH: The Mail & Guardian reports that it has been acquired by the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF). Former publisher Trevor Ncube has also left the company...

12 Dec 2017

Why the media sector's print run is not done
Why the media sector's print run is not done

Five years ago, Warren Buffett famously bought a handful of newspapers in a move that went against the generally accepted idea that print media was facing a painful death...

By Nick Hedley 11 Dec 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
The importance of avoiding plagiarism in your marketing campaign

It is extremely important to ensure that you are not plagiarising your marketing campaign from another brand. Here, we're taking a look at why...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Dec 2017

Intimidation tactics? Police gun for Jacques Pauw
Intimidation tactics? Police gun for Jacques Pauw

Journalists Jacques Pauw and Pieter-Louis Myburgh will not be presenting themselves to Durban North police station to make statements relating to material published in Pauw's best-seller The President's Keepers or in Myburgh's news articles published on News24...

By Kyle Cowan 7 Dec 2017

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Why digital publishers need to rethink what they're doing

Jochem Wijnands, Dutch founder and CEO of TRVL (it's pronounced as an acronym), explains the need for a 'build it yourself' mindset and putting user experience first when it comes to digital publishing...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Dec 2017

Loeries releases Migrate Hero edition
Loeries releases Migrate Hero edition

The Loeries have released the 23rd edition of its annual publication Migrate...

30 Nov 2017

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African Media feels the pinch

African Media and Entertainment (AME) has warned shareholders it expects trading conditions for the remaining six months of the 2018 financial year to remain challenging...

By Thabiso Mochiko 28 Nov 2017

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Suspended Eskom acting CEO threatens to sue over Tiso Blackstar's reporting

Suspended Eskom acting CEO Matshela Koko has threatened to take action against the Tiso Blackstar Group for its continued reporting on his troubles at the power utility...

By Neo Goba 24 Nov 2017

John Sanei
#Newsmaker: Singularity University invites John Sanei to panel

John Sanei, business innovation strategist, trend specialist, futurist and author of South African bestseller What's your moonshot?, has been invited to join Singularity University's panel of global speakers...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Nov 2017

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Tiso Blackstar Group considers closure of The Times print edition

NEWSWATCH: Tiso Blackstar Group announced yesterday that it's considering the closure of the print edition of its daily newspaper, The Times, proposing it be replaced with a premium, digital-only daily product, taking on a new format based on successful models that have been implemented internationally...

3 Nov 2017

Play naked!
Play naked!

If one is going to be a dick, then one should be the Best Dick. At least that's what Mike Sharman believes and to prove his point he put pen to paper and wrote the book, The Best Dick...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 Nov 2017

Bizcommunity's Leigh Andrews, only South African shortlisted for WIM awards
Bizcommunity's Leigh Andrews, only South African shortlisted for WIM awards

Bizcommunity is proud to announce that from a huge response of global submissions to the UK-based Women in Marketing Awards, Biz Editor-in-Chief Marketing & Media, Leigh Andrews has been shortlisted as a finalist...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2017

#Newsmaker: Buitendach, Singiswa win Sikuvile Journalism Award for presentation of Financial Mail covers
#Newsmaker: Buitendach, Singiswa win Sikuvile Journalism Award for presentation of Financial Mail covers

Sarah Buitendach and Vuyo Singiswa of Tiso Blackstar Group recently won a Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Award in the Presentation category for the 2016 Financial Mail covers they worked on together...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Oct 2017

John Brown SA nominated for eight international awards
John Brown SA nominated for eight international awards

Following a highly successful 2016 awards season, John Brown Media South Africa has announced nominations for no fewer than eight international content marketing awards...

Issued by John Brown 18 Oct 2017

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