Future media models are all about reading - grasping the attention of the bored consumer - and being innovative with digital. But, it is predicted that 80 to 90% of publishers will still fail to innovate.
By Louise Marsland 11 Apr 2014 07:15
Western Cape police commissioner Lieutenant-General Arno Lamoer has apologised for the lack of service in Khayelitsha. But did the SABC carry the report?
By Ed Herbst 8 Apr 2014 06:34
Once a year, I sit down to read the best of the previous year's investigative journalism. Judging the Taco Kuiper Award is a highlight of my calendar.
By Anton Harber 4 Apr 2014 05:48
Last Sunday I woke up full of the joys of spring, but by the time I had finished reading the Sunday Times I couldn't make up my mind whether to go back to bed with a bottle of whisky, or wander out into the street and throw myself in front of a minibus.
By Chris Moerdyk 2 Apr 2014 06:52
'The IFP would like to see whether the SABC makes any reference to this today and tonight in its daily dose of pro-ANC "Celebrating 20 years of democracy" propaganda on the news bulletins.' - IFP Secretary General, Sibongile Nko in a media release "IFP remembers Shell House Massacre" 28/3/2014.
By Ed Herbst 1 Apr 2014 08:35
At times such as these, I want to sing the praise of those elements of our news media that show courage and doggedness.
By Anton Harber 28 Mar 2014 05:43
A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.
By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014 14:00
Social media is part of the very fabric of modern South African society and Facebook is a major force within it...
By Mia Scholtz 27 Mar 2014 07:07
Global research has found that 71% of online adults use Facebook and 40% of cellphone owners access a social networking site from their device. But what does a growing reliance on social mean for news monitoring and analysis?
By Jaco Pienaar 25 Mar 2014 09:53
'We in the churches deeply regret that certain clergy have ganged up against the public protector in the name of the church. They have done so without adequate knowledge of her reports and their intervention only serves to undermine the fight against corruption.' - Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, 18 March 2014.
By Ed Herbst 24 Mar 2014 09:07
Digital media planning is an art and a science, an arcane discipline that relies on gut instinct, hard numbers, and perhaps, most importantly, a lot of patience and hard work.
By Chanel Mackay, Issued by 25AM 20 Mar 2014 14:00
Here are six risk assessment questions you need to ask.
By Brendon Williamson 20 Mar 2014 11:15
Janet Heard, assistant editor (head of news) at the Cape Times, has resigned.
By Rod Baker 20 Mar 2014 09:30
'We should never allow expedience to triumph over our history and our values...' - Trevor Manuel
By Ed Herbst 19 Mar 2014 07:00
With all the media converging on the Pistorius murder trial many people have forgotten or not even realised that in fact in just under two month's we have a national election!
By Marion Scher 18 Mar 2014 06:58
Do you remember life before the internet? More importantly, have you imagined how we will be further integrated with the World Wide Web in another decade?
By Louise Marsland 14 Mar 2014 07:35
My university and I were lambasted by a colleague for stooping so low as to engage in the Oscar Pistorius trial media frenzy...
By Anton Harber 14 Mar 2014 06:18
What would life be without social media platforms? It would feel like the dark ages. Social media is part of our everyday life, nothing can function without it.
By Mfundo Ntsibande 13 Mar 2014 13:32
If you don't know what content means, don't bother looking it up in a dictionary, you may not find the answer you seek.
By Erik de Jager 13 Mar 2014 10:34
As access to the internet has grown, consumers have increasingly incorporated the internet and technology into their purchasing journey, fundamentally changing the way they make purchasing decisions. (video)
By Hannah Connor 12 Mar 2014 14:23
Just because they lived close to Oscar Pistorius and had the misfortune of hearing the events that led to his murder trial, the lives of witnesses were torn apart.
By Anton Harber 10 Mar 2014 07:01
Acquisition by international firms of South African founded companies is killing marketing in the country. Yes I said it!...well most of them, not all.
By Sanele Mgaga 7 Mar 2014 14:45
Most companies have heard about big data, and are vaguely aware of the benefits. Unfortunately, it remains a 'nice idea' but one whose benefits are not well understood.
By Gerald Naidoo 6 Mar 2014 07:10
For better or worse, technology has changed how we engage with media. And despite the 'print is dead' argument, clients of public relations firms still expect to get their column centimetres. So how is technology shaping the lives of media professionals?
By Jaco Pienaar 6 Mar 2014 06:30
The financial landscape is risky, uncertain, and unfriendly... and just perfect for the launch of your content marketing campaign.
By Mark Wright 5 Mar 2014 14:05
As the world's media gathered today outside and inside the High Court in Pretoria, there are many questions in the public's mind. Is this fair? Is this not voyeurism of the highest order? Will it influence the outcome? Is it necessary?
By Marion Scher 3 Mar 2014 14:56
This week's decision by Judge Dunstan Mlambo to allow the broadcasting of the Oscar Pistorius trial was itself broadcast live - and provided a vivid demonstration of the value of letting cameras into courts.
By Anton Harber 28 Feb 2014 06:12
A look at South African corporate and company websites shows many read like an annual report... and that makes them boring.
By Marion Scher 27 Feb 2014 13:52
Has it ever pained you that your favourite toilet paper brand doesn't have a Facebook page? Does it annoy you that your breakfast cereal doesn't tweet? No? Me neither.
By Thandi Guilherme 25 Feb 2014 06:30
In 1985 Naspers was a local Afrikaans newspaper operation worth about R24m. Then CEO Ton Vosloo received a message from a South African studying at Columbia University, New York...
By Anton Harber 25 Feb 2014 06:21
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