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Sanef outraged by abuse of journalists
Sanef outraged by abuse of journalists

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) is outraged by four more incidents of the abuse of power by police officers, security personnel and taxi drivers against journalists...

23 Apr 2015 06:33

The funny thing about Trevor Noah - Blast Brand Catalysts
The funny thing about Trevor Noah

For the world, which in The Daily Show terms is mostly America, it felt like a grand entrance out of obscurity. It might even have been a joke in itself. Trevor who? For middle South Africa, it set the mind abuzz once again with possibility. In a time of national power cuts, a depleted rand and rampant incompetence with serial indifference, Trevor's news puts a bit more lekker back into local. With the dust now settled around an archive of tweets that ought to have offended fat, Jewish women everywhere, there appears to be a resignation that Trevor Noah is, indeed, to be the next Jon Stewart. Or is he?

By Chris Primos, Issued by Blast Brand Catalysts 22 Apr 2015 10:16

[NewsMaker] Deshnee Subramany
[NewsMaker] Deshnee Subramany

With the launch of Kagiso Digital's NOW.co.za online news portal aimed predominantly at the millennial generation, Deshnee Subramany has been appointed editor of NOW.

By Louise Marsland 22 Apr 2015 09:32

Ian Drummond
Why media partners are as important as ever in the era of content marketing

With the rise of "owned" channels, such as social media accounts and corporate websites, more and more brands are looking to distribute content directly to consumers as a major component of their marketing strategies.

By Ian Drummond 16 Apr 2015 14:25

Now MTN to hit users
Now MTN to hit users

NEWSWATCH: MyBroadband reports MTN has joined Vodacom and Cell C in hiking its prices, and the SABC might be a bit leaky... from the top, reports BD Live, while The New Age reports the national broadcaster has said sorry to the EFF's Mbuyeseni Ndlozi.

16 Apr 2015 06:20

Marion Scher
Where do all the writers go?

For the last year or so there's been a steady trend throughout the media worldwide of journalists, sub-editors and editors being 'let go'... Newspapers and magazines have been cut down and cut out of media organisations. Electronic media has also suffered with cutbacks and in some cases whole divisions closed down. The big question is, where do all the people who have lost their jobs go?

By Marion Scher 16 Apr 2015 05:20

Union wants SABC news head suspended over assault claim
Union wants SABC news head suspended over assault claim

Pressure is mounting on the SABC to suspend its head of news, Jimi Matthews, following allegations that he assaulted a staff member...

13 Apr 2015 07:09

Latest from the research front
Latest from the research front

SAARF has released the following statement (embargoed till 12 noon the day before a four day weekend so not well-timed chaps).

By Chris Brewer 2 Apr 2015 12:02

April Fools' 2015: the best stories from the date we hate
April Fools' 2015: the best stories from the date we hate

Although media houses (we'll turn a blushing cheek here) love to publish hoaxes for the sake of good fun and spikes in traffic on April Fool's Day, there are a lot of hilarious pieces published by brands and companies themselves during this period...

By Andy Walker 2 Apr 2015 09:29

Chris Moerdyk
SA media group buys Irish and Australian newspapers

Sekunjalo Media, owners of South Africa's Independent News and Media, has purchased a majority shareholding in its former holding company, Independent News and Media in Ireland...

By Chris Moerdyk 1 Apr 2015 07:36

Trevor Noah takes over 'The Daily Show'
Trevor Noah takes over 'The Daily Show'

NEWSWATCH: Top SA stand-up comedian Trevor Noah is taking over as host of 'The Daily Show', reports Mail & Guardian... (Video)

31 Mar 2015 06:40

SABC News to scrap bulletins in Afrikaans, vernacular languages?
SABC News to scrap bulletins in Afrikaans, vernacular languages?

NEWSWATCH: SABC News is reported to be doing away with bulletins in Afrikaans and other vernacular languages, reports Thinus Ferreira, in Channel24...

30 Mar 2015 10:13

SABC: Axing of board members is 'unlawful'
SABC: Axing of board members is 'unlawful'

NEWSWATCH: BD Live reports that one of the SABC directors axed this week says the action is 'unlawful, motivated by malice and constitutes a purge'...

27 Mar 2015 09:20