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C'mon now, what breaking news is this?

The "Breaking News" puller seems to be the one thing most online and social media reporters have taken to in the scrimmage for the highly sought after reader...

By Thamsanqa Malinga 16 Sep 2014 09:45

The meme that took a bite out of Apple

Have you heard the one about 'scarf guy'? Or were you too busy posting some of the 1,400 tweets per hour at the start of the #OscarTrial judgment, Thursday? One of the biggest talking points this past week was the 'Apple scarf guy'...

By Louise Marsland 15 Sep 2014 08:40

Massive shifts in marketing landscape good for business

There is absolutely no doubt that the era of the marketer has arrived in the corporate world. That is, for marketers who are prepared to shift massive paradigms...

By Chris Moerdyk 15 Sep 2014 05:33

MOST winners: Vizeum Cape Town and Times Media Group

Vizeum Cape Town was Best Media Agency of the Year and Times Media the Best Media Owner of the Year at the 6th MOST Awards which took place last night in Johannesburg.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2014 09:41

A justifiable sense of déjà vu for SA's mass media

Anyone who worked in South African media from the 1960s until 1990, when Nelson Mandela was released from prison, could be forgiven for feeling an ugly, disturbing sense of déjà vu today.

By Chris Moerdyk 3 Sep 2014 14:28

Will broadcasting history repeat itself?
Will broadcasting history repeat itself?

Thinking of the Snuki Zikalala example: If Cyril Ramaphosa succeeds President Jacob Zuma, can he, given his apparently sincere convictions about media and broadcast freedom, retain Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the SABC?

By Ed Herbst 3 Sep 2014 09:13

Absurdity rules the day in justice as in headlines

Craig Williamson, who sent the bomb that killed activist Ruth First in Maputo in 1982, walks free... Pallo Jordan, who lied about having a doctorate, has withdrawn from public life...

By Anton Harber 29 Aug 2014 06:28

[NewsMaker] Josephine Buys
[NewsMaker] Josephine Buys

An involved and committed digital industry is a strong industry, according to Josephine Buys, the first country manager of the IAB South Africa.

By Louise Marsland 27 Aug 2014 11:27

SA must put pressure on Swaziland to open society

I think SA should recall its ambassador to Swaziland and threaten to close our borders with the country. I am not joking...

By Anton Harber 22 Aug 2014 06:21

Are we on the same planet?

I compare what I believe is incomparable: the United States with South Africa. I have just returned from the United States. Doom and gloom? Not so much. When you've...

By Harry Herber 21 Aug 2014 07:34

[NewsMaker] Evans Manyonga
[NewsMaker] Evans Manyonga

There's a new editor in town to take note of as he'll be heading up one of the most important business magazines in the world here in South Africa the launch of Fast Company South Africa...

By Louise Marsland 20 Aug 2014 10:54

Creating revenue off news and entertainment
Creating revenue off news and entertainment

A revolutionary change in the media and entertainment industry is happening on the back of ubiquitous internet access, mass social media uptake and high global mobile penetration, with today's consumer...

By Shane Radford 19 Aug 2014 09:31

A saga in three chapters

This is a tale in three chapters of behind-the-scenes newsroom intrigue and backstabbing...

By Anton Harber 18 Aug 2014 05:35

Pulling insights from under the hood of Facebook

Facebook marketing has grown dramatically in recent years and provides the ability for advertisers to get really great returns when managed correctly...

By Matthew Arnold 17 Aug 2014 13:19

Making waves

The Times Media Group (TMG) has been expanding its broadcast footprint locally and across the continent, adding to its other content mediums. More recently it invested in a state-of-the-art...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Aug 2014 07:00

Propaganda war is now in the hands of the people

Israel rests on its military strength. There is no doubting its ability to exercise its superiority over Gaza, but it is losing the social media war...

By Anton Harber 15 Aug 2014 05:51

Traditional media can claim back its edge with innovation
Traditional media can claim back its edge with innovation

IBM believes that traditional media and entertainment companies that move fast to embrace and monetise digital channels stand to win back their audiences and their advertising revenue, despite...

By Shane Radford 14 Aug 2014 07:02

Does a liar as a source ever deserve protection?

It is easy to review ethical decisions in journalism with hindsight, when one has the luxury of time to wonder whether a choice made under pressure was the correct one...

By Anton Harber 8 Aug 2014 05:48

Is TV still the main medium for viewing football?

Those who know me well will know that I'm a Manchester United fan and I'm a media strategist by trade. I'm combining my two passions to try to get an understanding of whether television...

By Andile Qokweni 8 Aug 2014 05:38

Investigative journalism - the story is the point, and the means

Good investigative journalism treads a fine line between the dual pitfalls of accusation - unsupported claims - and overload - a deluge of facts threatening to drown out the overall...

By Sandra Roberts 7 Aug 2014 10:45

Newspapers' scrutiny of each other can be good

Like politicians, national sports coaches and rhinos, newspapers proprietors need big heads and thick skins.

By Anton Harber 1 Aug 2014 06:05

SABC plan is antithesis of open journalism

On a recent visit here, The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger spoke of the concept of "open journalism"...

By Anton Harber 25 Jul 2014 06:25

What should a modern marketing manager be able to do?
What should a modern marketing manager be able to do?

Many marketing people placed in companies are juniors, if they even exist at all - or the role is just not taken seriously at all by anyone internally...

By Chemory Gunko 24 Jul 2014 09:47

Quality over quantity

When I first started writing, I wanted to know how I could be the best writer possible in my field. The best advice I could find was write every day.

By Marion Scher 24 Jul 2014 06:47

Actually, Hlaudi is the right man for the job...

Hlaudi Motsoeneng is absolutely the ideal man for the job as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the SABC.

By Chris Moerdyk 24 Jul 2014 05:31

There will be no (South) African Spring

Clem Sunter points out a number of red flags that will lead us to a ruinous state. The flags include nationalisation, gagging the media and land grabs.

By Sid Peimer 17 Jul 2014 14:20

The value of broadcast monitoring

The instant nature of communication has seen the media cycle being driven by social networking with broadcast, online, and print building from there...

By Jaco Pienaar 10 Jul 2014 13:55

How to write an advertorial (feat. Anna Wintour and David Ogilvy)

David Ogilvy storms into (Vogue editor) Anna Wintour's office and screams, "Anna I've got it! Let's combine an ad and an article. We'll call it The Advertorial!"

By Hansie Smit 9 Jul 2014 14:45

Will a nicer word disguise that you are a freelancer?

The suitability of the word freelancer remains under scrutiny. It seems the 'free' part is an offensive little blighter that suggests freelancers offer a cheap commodity or work for free...

By Thalia Anderson 4 Jul 2014 14:43

Survé: SA's Murdoch?

I have been wondering whether it is fair and useful to think of Iqbal Survé, the new owner of the Independent newspaper group, as SA's Rupert Murdoch.

By Anton Harber 4 Jul 2014 05:52

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