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Date: 4 Sep 2015
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Sefika Awards announced
Sefika Awards announced

The annual Sefika awards were announced on 26 August 2015 in Johannesburg, attended by members of the SA Booksellers Association and the Publishers' Association of South Africa (PASA)...

28 Aug 2015 08:03

SA Innovation Summit launches 'Emerging Companies Insights' publication
SA Innovation Summit launches 'Emerging Companies Insights' publication

At the 2015 SA Innovation Summit, PwC, in collaboration with Microsoft BizSpark, the Silicon Cape Initiative, City of Tshwane and Wesgro, will officially launch the Emerging Companies Insights publication.

6 Aug 2015 08:20



Building data journalism products with users in mind
Building data journalism products with users in mind

It's a truism, albeit an often neglected one, that journalists should write stories for particular, defined audiences, not for themselves, their peers or some fondly cherished but imaginary ideal reader...

By Chris Roper 4 Aug 2015 14:00

Find bright new ways to connect to readers
Find bright new ways to connect to readers

News reporting followed a tight style and format for decades, largely driven by technology and deadlines. We call it the inverted pyramid: the most important information should be at the top of a report and the material that can most easily be cut out sits at the bottom...

By Anton Harber 31 Jul 2015 07:53

Words gotta work hard to get into dictionary
Words gotta work hard to get into dictionary

It takes more than popularity for a word to make it into a dictionary.

29 Jul 2015 09:28

Pearson says in talks to sell The Economist share
Pearson says in talks to sell The Economist share

LONDON, UK - British publishing company Pearson said on Saturday it was in talks to sell its 50-percent stake in The Economist Group, owner of the prestigious magazine of the same name...

29 Jul 2015 09:22

Marketing Science book series launches four titles
Marketing Science book series launches four titles

Bringing a business perspective to technical topics, a series of four titles covering four analytical areas of marketing practice has been released by the Marketing Science Series.

22 Jul 2015 15:28

Chris Moerdyk
Great marketing advice for people too scared to start their own business

At last I have found a marketing book written specifically for would-be entrepreneurs and all those people who really want to start their own businesses but are just too terrified to take the plunge.

By Chris Moerdyk 22 Jul 2015 15:07

Topco Media launches official National Development Plan publication - Vision 2030 - Topco Media
Topco Media launches official National Development Plan publication - Vision 2030

The forthcoming Vision 2030 publication is the result of a formal collaboration between the National Planning Commission (represented by the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation) and Topco Media...

Issued by Topco Media 16 Jul 2015 10:31

Entries open for 2015 SA Publication Forum competition
Entries open for 2015 SA Publication Forum competition

The 2015 SA Publication Forum's annual corporate publication competition, which has been running for 14 years, is now open for entries...

15 Jul 2015 15:15

Authors urge US antitrust probe of Amazon
Authors urge US antitrust probe of Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Authors and booksellers are urging US antitrust officials to investigate whether online retail titan Amazon is abusing its considerable power to the detriment of readers, following a similar move in Europe...

15 Jul 2015 09:55

A lightning course on editing at SABF
A lightning course on editing at SABF

At the South African Book Fair literary event the Professional Editors' Guild (formerly the Professional Editors' Group) will be hosting an event entitled "A lightning tour of editing".

11 Jul 2015 07:44

Sunday Times launches property section 'Neighbourhood'
Sunday Times launches property section 'Neighbourhood'

The Sunday Times will be introducing a new property and lifestyle section in the newspaper titled 'Neighbourhood', which will launch in the Sunday 5 July edition.

3 Jul 2015 14:57

[Behind the Selfie] with... Lani Carstens
[Behind the Selfie] with... Lani Carstens

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Lani Carstens, Managing and Executive Director at John Brown Media, South Africa ...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Jul 2015 14:00

One for the books - the SA Book Fair 2015
One for the books - the SA Book Fair 2015

Taking place in Johannesburg from 31 July to 2 August, over 100 authors, writers, poets, publishers and playwrights will be sharing their experience, talents and knowledge in a three-day book-inspired escapade at the SA Book Fair 2015...

1 Jul 2015 13:55

Dlamini and Galgut take Sunday Times book prizes
Dlamini and Galgut take Sunday Times book prizes

Authors Jacob Dlamini and Damon Galgut were announced as the winners of this year's Sunday Times Literary Awards at a gala ceremony at Summer Place in Sandton on 27 June.

29 Jun 2015 09:34

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 137: Vehicle branding solutions, the Daily Maverick and Nic Harry
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 137: Vehicle branding solutions, the Daily Maverick and Nic Harry

On the latest Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed David Ferguson, Styli Charalambous and Nic Haralambous...

26 Jun 2015 11:09

Winners announced for the 2015 Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards
Winners announced for the 2015 Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards

The Print and Digital Media South Africa and Standard Bank announced the winners for the 2015 Sikuvile Awards, recognising excellence in South African journalism...

25 Jun 2015 09:51

Novus Holdings reports positive maiden annual results following JSE listing
Novus Holdings reports positive maiden annual results following JSE listing

Novus Holdings, formerly known as the Paarl Media Group, yesterday reported solid financial results in line with forecasts communicated prior to listing in March this year...

16 Jun 2015 06:00

Media 2014 book to be launched
Media 2014 book to be launched

PRETORIA: The edition of the Media Landscape 2014 book, which is devoted to tracing 20 years of the South African media with a view to crafting a way forward, will be launched in Johannesburg on 5 June...

4 Jun 2015 13:23

Pan-African magazine, Ogojiii launches at WEF Africa
Pan-African magazine, Ogojiii launches at WEF Africa

The pan-African design and global affairs magazine, Ogojiii launches today at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa in Cape Town...

3 Jun 2015 08:54

IMESA and 3S Media sign historic contract renewal - 3S Media
IMESA and 3S Media sign historic contract renewal

The Institute of Municipal Engineering Southern Africa and 3S Media are delighted to announce the signing of a historic contract that continues a forty year publishing partnership...

Issued by 3S Media 2 Jun 2015 11:28

Books Division of New Media Publishing to launch in July - New Media
Books Division of New Media Publishing to launch in July

Headed by Sumien Brink, current editor-in-chief of Woolworths TASTE, and complemented by the creative force of Crispian Brown, creative director of New Media, the New Media Books Division will launch on 1 July...

Issued by New Media 19 May 2015 13:17

Skryf Net competition calls for children of South Africa to write creatively
Skryf Net competition calls for children of South Africa to write creatively

Entries for the 2015 Skryf Net Competition are still open for children in South Africa. The objective of the competition is to seek out, encourage, recognise and generally worship creative writing excellence...

19 May 2015 13:16

Best of South African literature ready for showdown
Best of South African literature ready for showdown

Ten books have been selected as finalists for the Sunday Times Literary Awards - five for the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction and five for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize...

19 May 2015 09:09

Dentsu Aegis Network acquires John Brown Media
Dentsu Aegis Network acquires John Brown Media

Dentsu Aegis Network has announced that it has acquired John Brown Media, their rich depth of experience in creating and publishing content will enhance Dentsu Aegis Network's existing content capabilities...

14 May 2015 11:04

Lauren Beukes part of the #TwitterFiction Festival
Lauren Beukes part of the #TwitterFiction Festival

South African novelist and comic writer, Lauren Beukes is one of the 45 authors, including both featured authors and contest winners, participating at the #TwitterFiction Festival...

13 May 2015 13:31

Happy Tails magazine wagging welfare work
Happy Tails magazine wagging welfare work

Rescue Rock has launched its print and digital magazine, Happy Tails, which focuses on positive, uplifting and inspiring stories in the South African animal welfare world...

12 May 2015 08:43

Newspaper titles move into 24.com network
Newspaper titles move into 24.com network

There has been massive digital migration of newspaper titles to News24 and Netwerk24 online platforms, with the move of 11 English and 14 Afrikaans newspaper titles...

11 May 2015 07:49

New JV to promote writers, small publishers, book distributors
New JV to promote writers, small publishers, book distributors

African Narratives (AFNA) and the Bookshop Association of South Africa (BASA) have launched a partnership that could offer important new opportunities for writers, small publishers and book distributors...

28 Apr 2015 13:21

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