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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cornucopia of competition
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cornucopia of competition

Malta's media landscape is surreal - a cornucopia of competition completely disproportionate to the archipelago's 460,000 population size...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 18 May 2018

Shortlisted authors for the 2018 Allan Paton Award: Sisonke Msimang (Always Another Country- A Memoir of Exile and Home); Dr Bongani Ngqulunga (The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley Ka Isaka Seme); Thuli Nhlapo ( Colour Me Yellow- Searching For My Family's Truth); Bongani Siqoko, editor of the Sunday Times; Thandeka Gquleka (No Longer Whispering to Power- The Story of Thuli Madonsela); and Russel Clarke from Bookstorm representing Stuart Doran (Kingdom, Power, Glory- Mugabe, Zanu and the Quest for Supremacy, 1960-187). © Masi Losi.
Shortlist finalists for 2018 Sunday Times Literary Awards announced

The Sunday Times Literary Awards shortlists for the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction, and the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, have been announced...

14 May 2018

Real news sells
Real news sells

Not only did The Citizen grow their circulation figures by 4% compared with the immediate previous quarter, but they also showed a 4% year-on-year growth...

Issued by The Citizen 14 May 2018

#Newsmaker: Lukanyo Mnyanda returns to Business Day
#Newsmaker: Lukanyo Mnyanda returns to Business Day

Lukanyo Mnyanda recently returned to South Africa from Bloomberg in Edinburgh to join Business Day (where he worked as economics editor after graduating) this time as editor, succeeding Tim Cohen...

By Jessica Tennant 10 May 2018

Newspapers ABC Q1 2018: Some positives for press
Newspapers ABC Q1 2018: Some positives for press

Despite a decline of 4.4 % on the prior year, the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) total newspaper circulation increased by 0.8% on the previous quarter, bucking the prior quarter's trend of overall declines...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2018

#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism
#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism

Africa's gift to the world - World Press Freedom Day every 3 May - keeps giving. Today, this freedom is possibly more relevant than ever...

By Guy Berger 3 May 2018

Wan-Ifra's Publish Asia Conference taking place this year in Bali. © .
Wan-Ifra Asian Digital Media Awards: Winners announced

Malaysia makes a clean sweep of Newspaper Breaking News Article category and India takes top three spots in Best in Newspaper Marketing at Wan-Ifra's Digital Media Awards...

2 May 2018

Caxton: Not just informing, but uplifting communities
Caxton: Not just informing, but uplifting communities

Caxton's local newspapers keep their surrounding communities informed about the latest happenings in the area. But their community investment goes so much further than news...

Issued by SPARK Media 20 Apr 2018

Tiso Blackstar responds to "misleading reports" by Independent Media
Tiso Blackstar responds to "misleading reports" by Independent Media

Tiso Blackstar Group has clarified its position, that it is in fact performing well and ahead of expectations, following what it calls misleading reporting by Independent Media...

19 Apr 2018

#BehindtheSelfie with... Sherlin Barends
#BehindtheSelfie with... Sherlin Barends

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Sherlin Barends, radio presenter on KFM 94.5's #KFMMornings, which was announced as best commercial breakfast show at the recent Liberty Radio Awards...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Apr 2018

Mathatha Tsedu, Sikuvile Awards judging panel convener judge. © .
Sikuvile Awards closing date a week away

The closing date for the Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards is set at 25 April - just a week away...

17 Apr 2018

Winners of the Wan-Ifra European Digital Media Awards, in Copenhagen on 10 April 2018. Image supplied.
Wan-Ifra European Digital Media Awards 2018 winners announced

The Wan-Ifra European Digital Media Awards 2018 winners were announced at a special ceremony at the end of the first day of the Digital Media Europe Conference in Copenhagen...

11 Apr 2018

The Herald to launch revamped HeraldLIVE with Boomtown-created engagement campaign
The Herald to launch revamped HeraldLIVE with Boomtown-created engagement campaign

South Africa's oldest newspaper, The Herald, is jumping into the digital world with both feet and running a launch campaign with the help of Boomtown, to drive awareness of its new HeraldLIVE online platform...

Issued by Boomtown 6 Apr 2018

Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018
Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018

The rise of fake news means today's social media bunch are more sceptical than ever before, but how many people actually fall for April Fool's headlines...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Apr 2018

Tiso focus on media growth, cutting debt
Tiso focus on media growth, cutting debt

Tiso Blackstar Group, the owner of Business Day, is focused on offloading noncore assets so that it can reduce debt and invest in its media business, says CEO Andrew Bonamour...

By Nick Hedley 28 Mar 2018

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Novus firms in face of revenue knock

The share price of Novus Holdings closed 2.35% firmer at R4.35 on Tuesday after the release of details of the hefty knock it will suffer on the new Media24 printing contract...

28 Mar 2018

Tiso Blackstar shares remain untraded after it delays special dividend
Tiso Blackstar shares remain untraded after it delays special dividend

Tiso Blackstar's share remained untraded on Tuesday morning, with only a wide spread between its bid and ask price showing a reaction to a statement released at 5.30pm on Monday that a special dividend of R40m promised in July 2017 had been delayed indefinitely.

27 Mar 2018

The PR Hustle... All images © Mick Creative.
What they don't teach you at university: The PR Hustle

There's no denying those who work in the public relations and media industry work hard. But in 2018, it's all about working smarter, not harder. So if there's a way to streamline and simplify the process of both generating content and ensuring media coverage, both sides benefit. That's where Jana Leonard's PR Hustle fills a gap...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Mar 2018

Facebook runs UK, US newspaper ads apologising for data scandal
Facebook runs UK, US newspaper ads apologising for data scandal

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took out full-page ads in nine major British and US newspapers on Sunday to apologise for a huge data privacy scandal...

26 Mar 2018

Winners, Amy Hopkins, food editor of Women’s Health and Sam Linsell, creator of Drizzleanddip.com with Derek Donkin, CEO of SAAGA.
SA's 2017 Avo Ambassadors announced

South Africa's 2017 Avo Ambassadors Amy Hopkins, food editor of Women's Health and Sam Linsell, creator of Drizzleanddip.com, were announced at the Add an Avo breakfast to launch the new season...

22 Mar 2018

Nando's and Sunday Times partner to #rightmyname on Human Rights Day
Nando's and Sunday Times partner to #rightmyname on Human Rights Day

Earlier this month Nando's announced that the brand had partnered exclusively with Sunday Times to promote its recent #rightmyname campaign...

By Juanita Pienaar 20 Mar 2018

'Panama Papers' law firm shuts down operations
'Panama Papers' law firm shuts down operations

The law firm at the heart of the "Panama Papers" global tax evasion scandal that brought down two world leaders announced on Wednesday it would shut down operations, citing negative press and what it called unwarranted action by authorities...

16 Mar 2018

Singapore launches public hearings on 'fake news'
Singapore launches public hearings on 'fake news'

Singapore on Wednesday launched public hearings on possible legislation to combat "fake news" which critics said could be used to curtail free speech...

15 Mar 2018

#FutureAdAfrica: Brand safety is not optional, support local publishers
#FutureAdAfrica: Brand safety is not optional, support local publishers

Marc du Plessis, joint CEO of Spark Media and head of the Publisher Council of the IAB, gave a keynote address at Future Ad Africa in Johannesburg yesterday on the subject of brand safety, trust and supporting the independent press...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Mar 2018

Metroland, citing falling advertising revenues, shuttered three daily and eight community publications ()
Canada's largest newspaper publishers face competition probe

OTTAWA, CANADA - Canada's competition watchdog announced on Monday an investigation of the country's largest newspaper publishers Torstar and Postmedia after the pair swapped and shuttered dozens of dailies last year...

13 Mar 2018

Saturday Citizen Travel supplement now weekly
Saturday Citizen Travel supplement now weekly

Where in the world would you like to go? A sun-kissed tropical beach? A lofty European cathedral? An Irish pub? Or a Lowveld bush braai, with lion roaring in the distance?...

Issued by The Citizen 9 Mar 2018

Australia media join forces to fight record Rebel Wilson payout
Australia media join forces to fight record Rebel Wilson payout

Australia's major media organisations on Monday joined forces to back publisher Bauer's appeal against the nation's largest defamation payout awarded to Hollywood actor Rebel Wilson, arguing the size of the damages could stifle public-interest journalism...

27 Feb 2018

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Caxton and Independent Group fined for colluding on advertising prices

Newspaper publisher Caxton has been fined R5.8m and the Independent Group R2.2m for colluding on the prices they charged to advertisers, the Competition Commission said on Friday...

By Robert Laing 16 Feb 2018

PRC releases Pams that measures reading across multiple platforms
PRC releases Pams that measures reading across multiple platforms

The PRC (Publisher Research Council) has released the first Pams (Publisher Audience Measure Survey) results that measure reading across multiple platforms...

15 Feb 2018

Newspapers ABC Q4 2017: Losses across the board
Newspapers ABC Q4 2017: Losses across the board

In the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) 4th quarter 2017 release, Press saw a 2.1% decline over Q3, and 5.1% decline over the prior year...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2018

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