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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...

2 days ago

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 3 days ago

Washington Post: 'sting' sought to embarrass newspaper in sex probe
Washington Post: 'sting' sought to embarrass newspaper in sex probe

The Washington Post said Monday it was the target of an apparent "sting" operation that sought to plant a false story to discredit the newspaper's investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

29 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

Sundays are where South Africans get more bang for their buck
Sundays are where South Africans get more bang for their buck

Sunday newspaper readership is made up of upper-middle class and upper LSM communities. They are readers who can afford to make purchasing decisions and are a great target market for advertisers...

Issued by Ads24 22 Nov 2017

On the Dot is awarded GCIS tender
On the Dot is awarded GCIS tender

On the Dot has been appointed as the service provider for the distribution of Government Communication and Information System products. Vuk'uzenzele is a multi-lingual newspaper distributed on a national basis...

Issued by On the Dot 20 Nov 2017

The Times, first in SA to migrate to digital-only delivery
The Times, first in SA to migrate to digital-only delivery

The Times daily newspaper will become the first print newspaper in the country to migrate completely to a digital-only reader offering...

14 Nov 2017

Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material
Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material

Cathay Pacific has partnered with PressReader, enabling them to provide thousands of popular newspapers and magazines to passengers...

10 Nov 2017

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Sunday Times Top 100 Companies 2017 winners announced

Reserve Bank governor, Lesetja Kganyago, Dr Patrice Motsepe, and Finbond Group take the accolades at 2017 Sunday Times Top 100 Company Awards...

8 Nov 2017

ABC Q3 2017 results continue declining trend
ABC Q3 2017 results continue declining trend

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) third quarter results released this morning show the continuation of the declining trend seen in Q1 and Q2 of this year, both in the press and magazine categories...

By Danette Breitenbach 8 Nov 2017

Mail & Guardian partners with United Stations
Mail & Guardian partners with United Stations

Mail & Guardian, South Africa's oldest quality news source on the web and Africa's first online newspaper, has announced an exclusive partnership with United Stations...

Issued by United Stations 7 Nov 2017

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Innuendo and the power of the pen

Very sad that Tiso Blackstar is about to close The Times because it remains unprofitable.

By Chris Brewer 6 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

#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

All the winners of the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2017.
Sikuvile Awards 2017: Recognising the soldiers of the truth

The Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalist of the Year 2017, City Press' Sipho Masondo, says he received death threats as well as bribes when he was working on the story that earned him the Award...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Oct 2017

The night's big winners - Journalist of the year, Sipho Masondo of City Press; SA story of the Year, Suzanne Venter of Rapport; Upcoming/Rising Star of the Year, Botshilo Maake of City Press; and Lifetime achiever, Juby Mayet.
All the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2017 winners!

The Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2017 winners have been announced, with Investigative Journalism category winner, Suzanne Venter from Rapport winning the SA Story of the Year for Life Esidimeni...

19 Oct 2017

Last year's Journalist of the Year, Siphe Macanda of the Daily Dispatch.
Sikuvile Awards set to honour top journalists

The 2017 Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards will take place today, the 40-year anniversary of the banning of The World newspaper by the Apartheid regime and the detention of its editor Percy Qoboza...

18 Oct 2017

'Death by overwork': occupational hazard for Japan's media
'Death by overwork': occupational hazard for Japan's media

TOKYO, Japan: The news that a young reporter at Japan's public broadcaster had worked herself to death came as little surprise to those inside the country's media, where a culture of excessively long hours has become the norm...

13 Oct 2017

New newspapers enter to win Frewin, McCall, and Joel Mervis awards
New newspapers enter to win Frewin, McCall, and Joel Mervis awards

Despite the ongoing tough environment for newspapers, the entries received for the Frewin, McCall and Joel Mervis Awards were of a high quality and for the first time, new newspapers entered...

11 Oct 2017

Why mass market scores best in brand communication
Why mass market scores best in brand communication

Ads24's mass market brands, Soccer Laduma, Die Son, Daily Sun and Kick Off, have an excellent track record when it comes to successfully marketing to the kasi audience, effectively helping brands to reach this sought after market...

Issued by Ads24 10 Oct 2017

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Business Day wins Press Council appeal about Trillian article

On Friday, Business Day won an appeal against a ruling by the Press Council for a story published on April 26 about financial advisory firm Trillian...

9 Oct 2017

Contact is the winner of the Best Corporate Publication award.
SA Publication Forum's competition honours top corporate publications

Contact, staff newspaper of the City of Cape Town, was awarded Best Corporate Publication at an award ceremony held in Johannesburg last week.

6 Oct 2017

Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part three
Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part three

In the final chapter of this three-part series on media monitoring, ROI Africa's Tonya Khoury shares insight into some of the biggest campaigns she's witnessed as well as some of the trends emerging in PR...

By Angie White 4 Oct 2017

Sikuvile Awards receive quality entries despite challenges
Sikuvile Awards receive quality entries despite challenges

This year's Sikuvile Awards saw 328 entries from 31 publishers and 145 journalists, which was an increase in the number of entries from publishers...

3 Oct 2017

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Retaining, attracting newspaper advertisers

Newspapers must find inventive ways to retain and attract advertisers and community newspapers may have the answer, as they have not followed the declining print trend...

27 Sep 2017

#Newsmaker: Brenwin Naidu on the Sunday Times' latest addition
#Newsmaker: Brenwin Naidu on the Sunday Times' latest addition

Tiso Blackstar Group's automotive standalone supplement, Sunday Times Motoring is going to be inserted into the Sunday Times Lifestyle magazine section, as Lifestyle Motoring...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Sep 2017

Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part two
Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part two

In part two of this three-part series based on the media monitoring industry, ROI Africa's Tonya Khoury explains the algorithms she uses, live sentiment tracking and big content...

By Angie White 21 Sep 2017

Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part one
Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part one

In this three-part series, I chat to ROI Africa MD Tonya Khoury about the ins and outs of media monitoring, how AVE fits into it all (and if it should), the need for regulation in the industry, and what this all means for Bizcommunity...

By Angie White 15 Sep 2017

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