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Caxton Awards announces winners for 2016
Caxton Awards announces winners for 2016

Hosted at the Globe Theatre at Silverstar Casino on 16 March, with prize money totalling R285,000, the Caxton Awards celebrated the achievements of local and community newspaper's editorial, sales, advertising, management and support staff.

9 hours ago

Lindie Engelbrecht.
SME summit unpacks business challenges

The inaugural Business Day TV SME Summit, held in partnership with Credit Guarantee and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in Sandton last week, exposed the myriad challenges facing South Africa's SMEs...

17 Mar 2017

ABC Notice No 1 of 2017
ABC Notice No 1 of 2017

The first quarter 2017 list of new ABC members, suspensions and discontinued titles, as well as the check audits reports and more has been released...

Issued by Audit Bureau of Circulations 9 Mar 2017

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Iqbal Surve threatens to sue Times Media Group over ‘defamatory' article

Controversial businessperson and media boss Iqbal Surve, and his companies — Independent Media, Africa News Agency and Sekunjalo Investment Holdings — have threatened the Times Media Group with legal action if it does not remove what they say is a "defamatory" article...

9 Mar 2017

Free souvenir Cycle Tour Magazine with the Cape Argus
Free souvenir Cycle Tour Magazine with the Cape Argus

The Cape Argus presents a keepsake collector's edition magazine featuring 160 years of the Cape Argus and 40 years of the Cape Town Cycle Tour...

Issued by Independent Media 28 Feb 2017

BusinessLIVE launches digital subscription packages
BusinessLIVE launches digital subscription packages

Today, BusinessLIVE launches its digital subscription packages, BL Premium and BL Premium Plus, providing access to its premium online content. Readers can now access premium, exclusive news and content from Business Day, Financial Mail, Sunday Times Business Times, and Rand Daily Mail, and international news from the Wall Street Journal and FT.com, as well as Morningstar data.

15 Feb 2017

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ABC: Members up but print down

The ABC 4th Quarter 2016 results, released via webinar for the first time, show that the total number of products and titles reported on for the ABC 4th quarter 2016 has increased to 982 from 854 in 2015...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Feb 2017

The New York Times and Spotify new subscription service will cost users $5 a week in the US ()
NY Times teams with Spotify for music-news offering

NEW YORK - The New York Times said on Wednesday it had teamed up with the online service Spotify in bid to lure subscribers with a "news and music experience"...

9 Feb 2017

Sunday newspapers still relevant in South Africa's media mix
Sunday newspapers still relevant in South Africa's media mix

William Double, head of strategy at MediaCom South Africa, spoke to Ads24 about the relevance of the role Sunday newspapers play in South Africans' weekly media consumption...

By William Double 1 Feb 2017

Sunday papers enjoy high readership
Sunday papers enjoy high readership

International research indicates that Sunday newspapers are the week's news catch-up platform, with people spending more time with their Sunday newspaper as they are in a receptive frame of mind...

27 Jan 2017

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What is happening to Western democracy, and is it all the media's fault?

It is a massive understatement to say that it is an interesting time for Western democracy...

By Jim Egan 12 Jan 2017

Gnomes, playing us the sad song of their people. Gina Sanders © –
Where have all the papers gone?

One thing about newspapers during the holidays is, why are they so thin - with fewer editions...

By Chris Brewer 9 Jan 2017

'Profitable' Washington Post will expand newsroom
'Profitable' Washington Post will expand newsroom

The Washington Post, purchased three years ago by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, will turn a profit in 2016 and expand its newsroom, defying the downward trend in the newspaper industry...

29 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz: Marketing & Media
#BestofBiz 2016: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

12 Dec 2016

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The swing of pernicious media influence

I'm getting seriously worried about the changing media in South Africa (and throughout the world, for that matter)...

By Chris Brewer 5 Dec 2016

Daya Coetzee
Family finance decisions are made on Sundays

Sundays, for many, are family days and a time of rest and relaxation. A day to unwind, dream of and plan for the future. Family finance decisions are often made on Sundays when there is time to discuss budgets for big ticket items...

By Daya Coetzee 25 Nov 2016

Soccer Laduma takes engagement to the next level
Soccer Laduma takes engagement to the next level

Keeping its readers in mind, Soccer Laduma has adopted a non-traditional hiring strategy by appointing some of its readers to senior roles in the publication...

24 Nov 2016

#Newsmaker: Vuyani Joni, editor of Soccer Laduma
#Newsmaker: Vuyani Joni, editor of Soccer Laduma

Vuyani Joni was recently appointed as editor of Soccer Laduma, a weekly newspaper focusing on soccer news in South Africa. Joni was an avid reader of the newspaper and was offered a position at the paper...

By Beverley Klein 21 Nov 2016

NY Times sees rise in subscriptions after election
NY Times sees rise in subscriptions after election

The New York Times reported a spike in subscriptions since the 8 November election, despite being called "fools" by president-elect Donald Trump for its coverage...

21 Nov 2016

Riana Howa appointed IOL editor
Riana Howa appointed IOL editor

Independent Media on Monday announced the appointment of Riana Howa as the new editor of IOL (Independent Online) with immediate effect...

Issued by Independent Media 9 Nov 2016

Newspaper woes drag News Corp to loss
Newspaper woes drag News Corp to loss

Weakness in newspaper advertising dented quarterly results of News Corp., which swung to a loss in the past quarter of declines in advertising and circulation, results showed on Monday...

8 Nov 2016

Independent shakes up senior editorial structure
Independent shakes up senior editorial structure

Independent Media has announced significant changes to its senior editorial structure which include the announcement of three regional executive editors and changes at 11 of the group's titles, including six new editor appointments...

Issued by Independent Media 1 Nov 2016

Andrei Stenin photojournalism exhibition opens
Andrei Stenin photojournalism exhibition opens

Independent Media is the leading South African media partner for an exhibition of the winning entries of the a global photojournalism contest in memory of Russian photojournalist Andrei Stenin, who was killed in Ukraine in 2014...

Issued by Independent Media 27 Oct 2016

Rantao appointed as Independent Media Press Ombudsman
Rantao appointed as Independent Media Press Ombudsman

Independent Media has announced the appointment of Jovial Rantao, who is the chairperson of The African Editors Forum and the Southern African Editors Forum, as the company's Press Ombudsman...

Issued by Independent Media 25 Oct 2016

Changing the face of business
Changing the face of business

The face of business is changing and in keeping with that change Times Media has redesigned its main print products and recently launched BusinessLIVE, a website that consolidates content, business and financial audiences...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Oct 2016

Phakaaathi, back in The Citizen by popular demand
Phakaaathi, back in The Citizen by popular demand

Due to reader demand, Phakaaathi is once again being published as a soccer supplement in The Citizen every Tuesday...

Issued by The Citizen 26 Sep 2016

Newspaper advertising leads to better ROI
Newspaper advertising leads to better ROI

According to research conducted by effective consultancy, Benchmarketing, newspaper advertising increases a media campaigns effectives. The study was commissioned by Newsworks (UK) as detailed by warc.

20 Sep 2016

SPARK Media's Print Fashion Week innovations
SPARK Media's Print Fashion Week innovations

If you thought print media was boring, think again. Ahead of SA Fashion Week taking place later this month, SPARK Media made 5 to 9 September 'Print Fashion Week'...

12 Sep 2016

Mazwi Xaba appointed Editor of Isolezwe
Mazwi Xaba appointed Editor of Isolezwe

Independent Media has announced the appointment of Mazwi Xaba as Editor of Isolezwe...

Issued by Independent Media 12 Sep 2016

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