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New Age and ANN7 staff told their jobs are safe after Guptas sell to Mzwanele Manyi

Staff at the Gupta-owned ANN7 and The New Age have been told that their jobs are safe following the announcement that Oakbay are offloading their media interests.

By Genevieve Quintal 1 hour ago

It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint
It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues. It is easy to name influential films like An Inconvenient Truth or note advances made by The Guardian's environmental reporting. But what is often missing from this discussion is the environmental costs of producing media in the first place.

By Pietari Kaapa 3 days ago

#Loeries2017: All the Media Innovation finalists!
#Loeries2017: All the Media Innovation finalists!

Finalists have been announced in the Loeries' Media Innovation category.

3 days ago

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Journalists openly protested against changes to editorial policy

The SABC 8 followed in the footsteps of former public protector Thuli Madonsela on Tuesday when they received an award for bravery.

By Aron Hyman 17 Aug 2017

Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought
Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought

Thursday, 17 August marked the second annual Loeries Masterclasses featuring industry leaders and experts speaking on a range of topics targeting various audiences within the creative industry.

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2017

Meltwater acquires Cosmify to bolster its data analytics offerings and machine-learning engine
Meltwater acquires Cosmify to bolster its data analytics offerings and machine-learning engine

The fifth deal in Meltwater's ongoing M&A streak adds machine-learning, data-science experts to in-house machine learning team

Issued by Meltwater 16 Aug 2017

TMI wins Woolworths South Africa
TMI wins Woolworths South Africa

TMI continues to soar in 2017. TMI Media, formed in Oct 2016, has been awarded the prestigious above-the-line media business of Woolworths South Africa after a robust pitch process.

Issued by TMI 16 Aug 2017

New category, judges for Galliova Awards
New category, judges for Galliova Awards

The 2017 Galliova Awards for excellence in food and health writing have opened for entries and include a new category, Broiler Champion of the Year. Entries must be in before 4pm on Wednesday, 6 September 2017. The authors of the top three entries in each category will be notified by Friday, 29 September 2017 and the awards ceremony will be held in Cape Town on Friday, 20 October 2017.

15 Aug 2017

The state of digital media
The state of digital media

When writing about the state of digital media in South Africa, one needs to understand the climate of trust and how that which has traditionally been seen as news, has changed so dramatically.

By Genevieve Cutts, Issued by MANGO-OMC 15 Aug 2017

Mom in media
Mom in media

It was really a daunting thought of coming back to the world of media, after spending a year away from the industry upon having my first baby. After all, a year away from media is like dog years, multiplied by seven. So much can change in a relatively short space of time. I gave all of my time and attention to my little one and blocked out, for the most part, social media and any advertising or media-related conversation, other than having the radio constantly playing during the day in an effort to not over-stimulate my baby with what was on television. How was I going to assimilate back into the media world again? How was I going to catch up with all the changes? How would I cope with a full work day under a fair amount of sleep deprivation (my boy wasn't, and still isn't sleeping through the night)? After spending every single minute of every day with him for the past 365 days, how would this affect me emotionally? Was I going to be bursting into tears at my desk, or in meetings because I miss him so much? These are all very scary thoughts that kept me up at night, for about a month before returning to work.

By Hemlata Naidoo, Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 15 Aug 2017

#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials
#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials

Ghanaian tech startup, OMG Digital has been called the “Buzzfeed of Africa”, creating multi-media content aimed at Africa's 250 million millennials. It already has monthly aggregated content views of over 90 million on social media and 4.5 million website readers since its launch in 2016.

By Louise Marsland 14 Aug 2017

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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