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Rapport's market share amongst broadsheets increases
Rapport's market share amongst broadsheets increases

According to the latest ABC release, Rapport's percentage of the market share for broadsheets has increased by 3% year on year from 24% in Q1 of 2016 to 27% in Q1 of 2017...

Issued by Ads24 14 Jun 2017

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The Zululand Mail launches to serve Melmoth, Eshowe, Gingindlovu

A new local community newspaper, The Zululand Mail has been launched in KwaZulu-Natal to service the Melmoth, Eshowe and Gingindlovu areas...

13 Jun 2017

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#WNC17: Highlights from Day 2

Day 2 of the World News Media Congress began with a breakfast panel discussion, particularly for women in news, around the gender biases in reporting and how media and advertisers represent these...

9 Jun 2017

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#WNC17: Highlights from Day 1

DURBAN: Following the Women in News Summit, the men were ready as ever to take the stage, with the second half of Day 1 at the World News Media Congress kicking off with a roundtable on sports news as a major driver for media innovation...

8 Jun 2017

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#WNC17: Turkish journalist Can Dündar receives the Golden Pen Award

DURBAN: Turkish journalist and former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper, Can Dündar is the deserving recipient of the Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers...

8 Jun 2017

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Wan-Ifra calls on South Africa government to protect media freedom

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) has called on the South African government for renewed solidarity in the wake of threats to media freedom...

8 Jun 2017

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Newspapers build loyal audiences with quality journalism

Key findings from the Wan-Ifra's annual World Press Trends survey were presented at the 69th World News Media Congress and 24th World Editors Forum in Durban...

7 Jun 2017

Mission: Capture M&G - Guptas advised on buying out one of their most vocal critics
Mission: Capture M&G - Guptas advised on buying out one of their most vocal critics

The Guptas considered buying one of their most vociferous critics, the Mail & Guardian newspaper, in a James Bond-style 'Project M', leaked emails show...

6 Jun 2017

Independent Media market share boosted by single-copy sales
Independent Media market share boosted by single-copy sales

The latest quarterly circulation figures released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) show an impressive year-on-year growth in Independent Media's share of the daily and weekend newspaper market in South Africa...

Issued by Independent Media 1 Jun 2017

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Financial Mail announces top analysts for 2017

Standard Bank SBG Securities repeats its top ranking for research, with RMB Morgan Stanley, Peregrine Securities and ABSA Capital maintaining their top positions for equities dealing, derivatives dealing and fixed interest securities dealing respectively...

25 May 2017

On the Dot rewards top Daily Sun street sellers
On the Dot rewards top Daily Sun street sellers

On the Dot, SA's largest multi-channel media logistics company, and the Daily Sun, the country's biggest daily newspaper, recently hosted the SunSellers competition to reward top newspaper sellers...

Issued by On the Dot 16 May 2017

Writers on shortlist for the Alan Paton award
Sunday Times Literary Awards announces shortlist

The 2017 Sunday Times Literary Awards has announced shortlisted books for the Barry Ronge Prize (fiction) and the Alan Paton Award (non-fiction) and the winners will be announced on Wednesday, 24 June...

16 May 2017

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Consumers less distracted when reading newspapers or magazines

Latest research from PRC's Media View shows that time spent reading is more focused and far less distracted...

15 May 2017

Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey reveals the 'coolest' brands, celebs
Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey reveals the 'coolest' brands, celebs

The results of the thirteenth Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey were announced at the Awards held at Sandton Convention Centre on Thursday, 11 May. Nike was once again awarded as the 'Overall Coolest Brand', after claiming top spot in three of the 75 categories surveyed...

12 May 2017

ABC Q1 2017 multi-platform data release
ABC Q1 2017 multi-platform data release

Newspaper circulation remained static compared to the previous quarter, but declined by 4.2% on the prior year, while magazine circulation declined by 2.3% on the previous quarter, and by 6.5% on the prior year...

Issued by Audit Bureau of Circulations 10 May 2017

New editorial appointments aligned with transformation objectives of Independent Media
New editorial appointments aligned with transformation objectives of Independent Media

Independent Media has announced two new editorial appointments as part of its ongoing revitalisation and transformation of its newsrooms...

Issued by Independent Media 10 May 2017

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ABC Q1 2017: A mixed bag

The first quarter 2017 Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's ABC figures released this morning show the trend of the decline in newspaper and magazine sales continues...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2017

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A glimpse into the online newsroom

On day two of the National Prisa Conference, journalist, media consultant and trainer Marion Scher shared insights on managing news in digital media, how this has changed and stayed the same, and the relationship between public relations (PR) and the media in this regard...

By Jessica Tennant 8 May 2017

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Sanef expresses concern over media freedom

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has expressed its concern regarding a spate of incidents that have the potential to erode media freedom in South Africa...

2 May 2017

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In 10 years, magazine sales have halved

What does this mean? Well, lots of things, but it's certainly not the catastrophe many would have you believe...

By Chris Brewer 24 Apr 2017

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Making the case for print marketing in a digital landscape

When you study the numbers and really attempt to understand what makes print such an effective medium, it quickly becomes obvious that businesses should make room for print in their marketing mixes...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

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Real-time advertising can catapult newspapers to greater revenues

Publications can improve advertising revenues if they take advantage of real-time print adverts and that will help not only their ailing fortunes but the ailing fortunes of publishing printers, too...

By Vaughan Patterson 18 Apr 2017

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Suzanne Venter of Rapport wins Taco Kuiper Award for Life Esidimeni story

Suzanne Venter's expose in Rapport of how more than 94 mentally ill patients died after being moved to unregistered facilities has won the 12th Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism...

29 Mar 2017

Overcoming fake news with credible news brands
Overcoming fake news with credible news brands

Fake news is a big issue for news brands, whose credibility matters more than ever before. It is time to sort the wheat from the chaff before the trustworthiness of the media industry as a whole is brought into question...

29 Mar 2017

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.

24 Mar 2017

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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

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