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How to survive in media sales

Media sales teams are under pressure from a multichannel world. A world in which some of their skills may be replaced by algorithms as programmatic media houses take over some of the inventory from publishers. A world with new job descriptions that didn't exist even five years ago.

17 hours ago

eMedia in talks with DStv over news deal
eMedia in talks with DStv over news deal

Media company eMedia Holdings was in talks to renew its contract with DStv for its 24-hour news channel, which had been on the payTV platform for more than seven years, it said on Friday. eMedia is the holding company of assets such as eSat.tv, e.tv, radio station Yfm and Sasani Africa.

By Thabiso Mochiko 20 hours ago

SABC's social media policy on political comment no different from other media houses
SABC's social media policy on political comment no different from other media houses

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has said its ban on staff from making political comments or posting pictures of themselves wearing party regalia on social media is merely a reiteration of its existing policy on social media conduct.

By Pericles Anetos 20 hours ago

AMASA Joburg calls for nominees for 2016/17 committee
AMASA Joburg calls for nominees for 2016/17 committee

Could you make an impact on the media and advertising industry? Do you feel that you can productively and positively contribute to the current state and future of our exciting industry? Well, it is that time again for the formation of a new AMASA (Advertising Media Association of South Africa) committee for the year 2016/2017. Get involved!

Issued by AMASA 1 day ago

Finalists announced for Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards 2016
Finalists announced for Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards 2016

Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA) has announced the finalists in the 2016 Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards, an annual recognition of excellence in South African journalism.

1 day ago

African female optic: Why stock still doesn't know women
African female optic: Why stock still doesn't know women

Working in the stock image industry means dealing with the most ground-breaking photographic work from African photographers across the continent.

By Yumna Patel 1 day ago

New categories for Most Awards live voting
New categories for Most Awards live voting

The Most Awards, which are open for votes until 30 June 2016, have a redesigned questionnaire, making it easier and quicker to complete, whilst ensuring that voting remains anonymous and secure.

1 day ago

Entries open for New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards
Entries open for New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards

The New Generation Awards, which recognise agencies and corporates for the initialisation of social and digital concepts and campaigns, are now open for entries. Entries submitted before 15 June 2016 are R500 per category, entries received after that date will be R600 per entry.

1 day ago

Entries still open for WAN-IFRA World Young Reader Prize
Entries still open for WAN-IFRA World Young Reader Prize

Entries for this year's WAN-IFRA World Young Reader Prize are still open until 21 June 2016. The prize honours excellence in news publisher engagement of the young in all ways on all platforms.

27 May 2016

International News Media Association announces 40 Global Media Awards winners
International News Media Association announces 40 Global Media Awards winners

The International News Media Association (INMA) announced its Global Media Awards winners in London on 24 May 2016, which included three South African winners.

26 May 2016

Journalism has essential and promising future in SA - Thloloe
Journalism has essential and promising future in SA - Thloloe

Veteran South African journalist and Press Council director Joe Thloloe says that despite the often love-hate relationship between the media and particular individuals, the future of journalism in the country is both essential and promising.

26 May 2016

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Is print media dead?

Yet again, another casualty has been recorded on the global media scene. Independent Newspapers in the United Kingdom is about going all digital, thereby burying its print edition forever.

By Samuel O. Adeyemi 26 May 2016

Right2Know
Africa Day: Call for AU to protect journalists

On this Africa Day, the Right2Know campaign has highlighted the gross violations of the right to free expression taking place across the continent, as well as the continued imprisonment of journalists.

25 May 2016