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ABC Q3 2017 results continue declining trend
ABC Q3 2017 results continue declining trend

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) third quarter results released this morning show the continuation of the declining trend seen in Q1 and Q2 of this year, both in the press and magazine categories...

By Danette Breitenbach 8 Nov 2017

Pavel Timofeev © –
Innuendo and the power of the pen

Very sad that Tiso Blackstar is about to close The Times because it remains unprofitable.

By Chris Brewer 6 Nov 2017

#Newsmaker: Buitendach, Singiswa win Sikuvile Journalism Award for presentation of Financial Mail covers
#Newsmaker: Buitendach, Singiswa win Sikuvile Journalism Award for presentation of Financial Mail covers

Sarah Buitendach and Vuyo Singiswa of Tiso Blackstar Group recently won a Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Award in the Presentation category for the 2016 Financial Mail covers they worked on together...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Oct 2017

All the winners of the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2017.
Sikuvile Awards 2017: Recognising the soldiers of the truth

The Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalist of the Year 2017, City Press' Sipho Masondo, says he received death threats as well as bribes when he was working on the story that earned him the Award...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Oct 2017

Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part three
Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part three

In the final chapter of this three-part series on media monitoring, ROI Africa's Tonya Khoury shares insight into some of the biggest campaigns she's witnessed as well as some of the trends emerging in PR...

By Angie White 4 Oct 2017

#Newsmaker: Brenwin Naidu on the Sunday Times' latest addition
#Newsmaker: Brenwin Naidu on the Sunday Times' latest addition

Tiso Blackstar Group's automotive standalone supplement, Sunday Times Motoring is going to be inserted into the Sunday Times Lifestyle magazine section, as Lifestyle Motoring...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Sep 2017

Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part two
Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part two

In part two of this three-part series based on the media monitoring industry, ROI Africa's Tonya Khoury explains the algorithms she uses, live sentiment tracking and big content...

By Angie White 21 Sep 2017

Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part one
Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part one

In this three-part series, I chat to ROI Africa MD Tonya Khoury about the ins and outs of media monitoring, how AVE fits into it all (and if it should), the need for regulation in the industry, and what this all means for Bizcommunity...

By Angie White 15 Sep 2017

Olena Kachmar ©
What on-site freelancers bring to the party

Freelancers might not be part of the family, but like well-paid mercenaries they'll keep their heads down to deliver work of the highest standard to ensure they're called back to freelance another (half) day...

By JS Smit 7 Sep 2017

IRStone © –
Is print media about to curl up its toes and die?

The Audit Bureau of Circulations recently reported that, overall, consumer magazine circulations grew over the past year by just under 3%, which isn't too bad considering that they fell 11.7% in the 4th quarter of 2016 from the same period in 2015...

By Chris Brewer 14 Aug 2017

Significant losses for some in Q2 ABC
Significant losses for some in Q2 ABC

The ABC figures for Q2 released this morning contained few surprises with press and magazines declining over Q1 and over the prior year...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Aug 2017

Print could help build the credibility of SA's e-commerce giants
Print could help build the credibility of SA's e-commerce giants

There's a growing opportunity for South African digital businesses to harness the power of print to build their credibility, says Vaughan Patterson...

By Vaughan Patterson 4 Aug 2017

#Newsmaker: Laura du Preez Moneytizes Tiso Blackstar Group's publishing game
#Newsmaker: Laura du Preez Moneytizes Tiso Blackstar Group's publishing game

The Sunday Times recently launched Money - a new personal finance section which appears every weekend in the Business Times - which is edited by Laura du Preez, who joined the Tiso Blackstar Group in May this year...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Jul 2017

Federico Rostagno © –
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

Rene van den Berg © –
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

Boris Dzhingarov
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

Fei Wong © –
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

Yegor Larin © –
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

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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

Hanohiki © –
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

#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

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

What matters is journalism, wild ideas and crazy people
What matters is journalism, wild ideas and crazy people

Good journalism is good business, and it is also an essential profession for the political and democratic health of any nation...

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Jul 2016

#Trending: Best. Meme. Ever. #10ParliamentMinutes
#Trending: Best. Meme. Ever. #10ParliamentMinutes

It's been a week when global and local news and politics intersected to keep South Africans glued to their televisions and trigger fingers on their social media buttons...

By Louise Marsland 8 Apr 2016

[NewsMaker] Bongani Siqoko
[NewsMaker] Bongani Siqoko

Bongani Siqoko will take over as the new editor of the Sunday Times on Monday, 11 January 2016. Siqoko was appointed editor of East London's Daily Dispatch, Saturday Dispatch and DispatchLive in June 2013...

By Louise Marsland 7 Jan 2016

Why playing it straight and true always wins
Why playing it straight and true always wins

With the newspaper industry taking a double-hit from the expansion of digital publishing and the 2008 recession, publishers are scrambling to keep the business alive...

By Sipho Hlongwane 13 Nov 2015

Business as usual... for now
Business as usual... for now

While the recent All Media and Products Survey for June 15 (2015BA) released by SAARF in October shows an overall picture of relative stability...

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Oct 2015

Verashni Pillay
EXCLUSIVE: Verashni Pillay new M&G Editor-in-Chief

The Mail & Guardian has appointed seasoned journalist, editor and digital strategist Verashni Pillay as its new Editor-in-Chief...

By Louise Marsland 5 Oct 2015

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