You're a news editor, and you don't even know it
You're a news editor, and you don't even know it

How to get the most out of your Facebook news feed

By Garret Brent 27 Sep 2016

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#TRENDING: The experience economy

In order to earn the attention of consumers, brands need to create experiences that they can share.

By Louise Marsland 26 Sep 2016

SABC, where art thou channels?
SABC, where art thou channels?

The media's obsequious reportage on Hlaudi made me ponder on a few things that, in my opinion, need attention at the SABC. Frankly, I have heard enough of Hlaudi this, Hlaudi that. The media has turned him into some pygmy of impeccable credentials. I feel the real sense of issues around him or SABC are not articulated well in the public discourse - is he a bad guy in a good situation or good guy in a bad situation?

By Bonnie Ramaila 26 Sep 2016

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A world of differences

The African entertainment and media industry faces profound disruption, but it is exactly within this disruption that companies are finding opportunities. In stark contrast the industry is both stagnating while at the same time showing spectacular growth.

By Danette Breitenbach 26 Sep 2016

Union resists bid to give Motsoeneng new job
Union resists bid to give Motsoeneng new job

The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) has vowed to challenge any decision to keep Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the SABC as the board of the public broadcaster scrambles to keep him in his position.

By Bekezela Phakathi 23 Sep 2016

African Media Agency launches US-Africa business distribution
African Media Agency launches US-Africa business distribution

On the occasion of the second US-Africa Business Forum, the African Media agency (AMA) announced the launch of a new press release distribution channel that will enable African companies and governments to efficiently and effectively communicate with the media in the United States, while giving American reporters access to the most influential media on the continent.

22 Sep 2016

SA media man Allister Sparks passes away
SA media man Allister Sparks passes away

Veteran journalist Allister Sparks passed away in Johannesburg on Monday at the age of 83.

20 Sep 2016

The MediaShop receiving their MOST Media Agency of the Year Award.
It's the MOST wonderful time of the year

The MediaShop Johannesburg and DStv took top honours at last night's MOST Awards, with The MediaShop taking home the MOST Full Service Media agency 2106, a category that the Media Shop has won in five previous years.

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Sep 2016

Ole! Media Group introduces RealTime Images
Ole! Media Group introduces RealTime Images

RealTime Images, an international visual content agency and product of The Ole! Media Group, an independent digital media company, has launched. The agency is a sub-division of TEAMtalk media, the Group's content syndication arm.

13 Sep 2016

Lucille Jacobs on SABC Morning Live last year, talking about the Rand Show
Industry stalwart Lucille Jacobs passes away

The South African media and marketing industry lost another stalwart this weekend, with the death of Lucille Jacobs, marketing consultant and show manager for the Rand Show.

12 Sep 2016

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Why social data analysis needs human understanding

Wired magazine recently contributed to the ongoing critique of traditional polling. Correctly, the magazine identified social media as the new frontier in gauging public sentiment - as opposed to random cold-calling of a tiny slice of the electorate. This is definitely the future.

By Chris Waldburger 12 Sep 2016

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#InnovationMonth: Tell your audience what to think about, not what to think

Another day, another politics-fuelled headline. Here's advice to journalists on how to ensure you provide your readers with accurate coverage as the media world goes increasingly more digital, from The Jerusalem Post's former editor-in-chief.

By Leigh Andrews 6 Sep 2016

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USD1 Million innovateAFRICA Fund for digital media launched

The new innovateAFRICA Fund is offering media pioneers on the continent $1 million in support for leapfrog technologies or digital innovation. The support programme offers a combination of seed funding, technology support and expert mentorship.

1 Sep 2016