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NEWSWATCH: The ANC insists Thuli Madonsela leaked the provisional Nkandla report to the media, reports Mail & Guardian. She insists she didn't.
By Rod Baker 5 Dec 2013 09:08
The editor of the Informer community newspaper in the Eastern Cape did not appear in court on trespassing charges as he was scheduled to do yesterday.
4 Dec 2013 09:22
Times Media has appointed Abdul Milazi as editor of Sunday World from 1 December 2013. He takes over from Marvin Meintjies who has been appointed to head up the Times Media London bureau.
28 Nov 2013 08:02
What is a newspaper? This may seem like a rhetorical question, but perhaps the answer lies at the core of what its future holds. Is the 'heart' of a newspaper black ink on white paper, or is it the content in a format that can be read?
By Daya Coetzee 26 Nov 2013 10:03
NEWSWATCH: Police apparently fear that reporters with machine guns hidden in their cameras could pose a risk to Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir, reports Times Live, and Communications Minister Yunus Carrim says he has received the PP's report on the SABC, reports IOL.
By Rod Baker 26 Nov 2013 09:19
NEWSWATCH: And the SABC is back in the news... This time thanks to a 'damning' provisional report by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on the abuse of power and maladministration by senior executives and former board members of the SABC, reports City Press. And Sanef has a word of advice for journalists who go into politics.
By Rod Baker 25 Nov 2013 07:43
The Daily Sun must publish a front page apology for the publication of two graphic photographs of corpses, Press Ombudsman Johan Retief has ruled.
21 Nov 2013 12:32
The owner of a community newspaper in the Goldfields area in the Free State said he could not increase his advertising tariffs to compete with Media24 because it would have been illogical.
By Amanda Visser 20 Nov 2013 11:15
NEWSWATCH: Safa has rejected anything to do with a sponsorship of Bafana Bafana by an adult dating site, reports goal.com. It's claimed bad financial management sank Goldfields newspaper Gold-Net, reports IOL, and TechCentral reports the Internet Service Providers' Association reckons Telkom's transit fee is 'legally illogical'.
By Rod Baker 20 Nov 2013 09:21
The Loeries has released its Official Rankings for 2013, providing a transparent overview of the awards as well as helping to promote creativity and innovation as primary business tools in the brand communication arena.
20 Nov 2013 07:38
On 14 November 2013, the Artscape in Cape Town played host to the annual Bookmarks Awards. The awards showcase digital talent in South Africa and celebrate great work within the industry. (video)
By Warren Harding 18 Nov 2013 12:26
NEWSWATCH: First they couldn't, now they can - the media that is... can cover Julius Malema's trial on multiple charges, reports news24. BDLive reports the owner of Goldfields newspaper is to testify against Media24, and Google and Microsoft have agreed to measures to block images of child abuse, reports the BBC.
By Rod Baker 18 Nov 2013 11:39
As awards evenings go, The Bookmarks 2013 cleverly played on the nature of the digital medium it represented by being very interactive and engaging.
By Our Reporter 18 Nov 2013 05:18
The Bookmarks Awards, honouring the most measurable and meaningful creative work in the digital land was held at the Artscape theatre in Cape Town last night 14 November 2013.
By Terry Levin 15 Nov 2013 10:09
South Africa is fortunate to have courageous women journalists. From Helen Zille, who revealed the truth behind Steve Biko's death, to present-day Carmel Rickard, Mandy Wiener, Phylicia Oppelt, Ferial Haffajee, Angela Quintal and Alide Dasnois...
By Ed Herbst 15 Nov 2013 07:52
The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
The Bookmarks 2013 Awards function was held last night, 14 November 2013, at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. Congratulations to all the winners!
15 Nov 2013 05:34
As a consequence of the accuracy of my predictions for the past year, I have once again been instructed to do likewise for the year 2014. And at the same time, formally launch the 2013/14 media industry silly season.
By Chris Moerdyk 12 Nov 2013 12:41
NEWSWATCH: Noluthando Gosa, who has resigned twice from the board previously, has made it a hat-trick, reports Mail & Guardian, and EWN reports the ANC is taking City Press to the ombudsman over one of the newspaper's reports.
By Rod Baker 12 Nov 2013 06:27
Media24 is expected to appear before the Competition Tribunal in Pretoria today for allegedly pushing a competitor out of the community advertising market on purpose.
6 Nov 2013 08:29
A complaint about a Jonathan "Zapiro" Shapiro cartoon in the Sunday Times depicting the Hindu god of success, Lord Ganesha, has been dismissed.
6 Nov 2013 08:02
NEWSWATCH: Mail & Guardian reports the South African Police Service has threatened Independent Newspapers because it wants the group to 'hand over material related to intercepted calls involving national police commissioner Riah Phiyega'. On the media front, Gill Moodie reports on Grubstreet that Caxtons is buying RamsayMedia.
By Rod Baker 4 Nov 2013 08:10
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on Monday moved to stop the leaking of provisional investigation reports to the media.
4 Dec 2013 10:58
The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has expressed its concern at an alleged attempt to harass and intimidate a community newspaper editor.
3 Dec 2013 07:08
According to the latest Radio Audience Measurement Survey (RAMS), interest in community radio is rising, with a number of local radio stations showing an increase in listeners.
26 Nov 2013 08:18
Times Media Group (TMG) said on Monday it had fulfilled conditions regarding the sale of I-Net Bridge to McGregor BFA for R115m.
19 Nov 2013 09:39
The Competition Tribunal has heard testimony from a former Media24 manager on its strategies to force competitors in the community newspaper market out of business, Business Day reported yesterday.
14 Nov 2013 09:21
NEWSWATCH: Media24 objected to one of the members of the panel hearing a complaint against the group, reports BD Live, and she has been removed.
8 Nov 2013 08:01
Chances are, if you're on a mailing list connected to the media industry, you would have received numerous (digital) links to studies and reports hailing the success of paywalls by various publishers around the globe.
By Styli Charalambous 6 Nov 2013 15:00
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will this month hold a conference on the intellectual property policy.
6 Nov 2013 09:41
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