Media literacy: Five fact-checking tips for the fake news era
Media literacy: Five fact-checking tips for the fake news era

Ease of access to social media and editing tools have made it easier than ever to spread stories and images that have people shaking their heads, thinking "That can't be real... can it? I must share!" Here are five steps to take to up your media literacy, so that the results of your own news-sharing are more reliable.

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas:

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

#Newsmaker: Destiny Man has a new editor, welcome back Kojo Baffoe
#Newsmaker: Destiny Man has a new editor, welcome back Kojo Baffoe

Kojo Baffoe rejoined Destiny Man last month, succeeding editor Thabiso Tema.

By Jessica Tennant 11 Oct 2018

Murphy captions this: “#GreatThoughts”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Terry Murphy

This week, we got behind the selfie with Terry Murphy, publisher at Marketing Mix Conferences who will open next week's Social Media Landscape Briefings 2019 in Sandton and Cape Town.

By Leigh Andrews 10 Oct 2018

Emilar Gandhi
Facebook Africa launches third-party fact-checking w/ Africa Check, AFP

Facebook Africa has launched third-party fact-checking in partnership with Africa Check and AFP to help assess the accuracy of news in South Africa and reduce the spread of misinformation.

4 Oct 2018

SCA rules on publication of child victims' names
SCA rules on publication of child victims' names

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) handed down a ground-breaking judgment on 28 September 2018 in the matter Centre for Child Law & Others v Media 24 Limited & others, reinforcing the public's right to be informed of crimes involving child victims, such as Van Breda and Zephany Nurse, and confirming the right of the public to be alerted to an accused's identity upon them turning 18.

By Pieter Conradie, Anja Hofmeyr and Ashleigh Gordon 4 Oct 2018

Digital Media Africa conference set to gather African publishers
Digital Media Africa conference set to gather African publishers

Africa's media landscape has undergone significant changes since African publishers across the continent gathered for the first Digital Media Africa conference in 2016. These will come under the spotlight on 23 November at this year's gathering to explore new digital revenue models and how best to engage loyal readers.

3 Oct 2018

Influential voices and leading narratives in the media during Women's Month 2018
Influential voices and leading narratives in the media during Women's Month 2018

Women's Month in South Africa raises many pertinent issues from gender-based violence, empowerment and whether women are represented fairly in all spheres of society. This year was no different with #TotalShutdown marches taking place across the country on 1 August where women from all walks of life took to the streets to make their collective voice heard. This began a month that would lead to significant conversations about how South African society treats and protects women. Africa's forward-thinking Brand Intelligence® firm, Ornico, took to investigating conversations on various media platforms, including social media, to make sense how the nation responded.

Issued by Ornico 3 Oct 2018

#MobJustice, media freedom and the #DrosRape
#MobJustice, media freedom and the #DrosRape

NEWSWATCH: Court reporting is notoriously one of the most strictly regulated fields of journalism, which is why media celebrated this morning when granted an application to take still pictures of the #DrosRape accused.

By Leigh Andrews 2 Oct 2018

Andrew Bonamour
Photographer: Karl Rogers
Tiso Blackstar to play lead role in SA film sector

Tiso Blackstar Group, the owner of Business Day, will sell certain locally produced films to global and local streaming platforms, CEO Andrew Bonamour said on Thursday.

By Nick Hedley 28 Sep 2018

BizTrends 2019 is here!
BizTrends 2019 is here!

2019 is almost here and with it your annual invitation to join BizTrends.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2018

Narrative content director Robyn Daly
'Remember who's the hero of the story': The Narrative on winning UX

When it comes to content marketing, do you offer interactive tools and snappy content aimed at solving your customers' problems, or just keep regurgitating your static 'company profile' text? If your answer is closer to the latter, Narrative content director Robyn Daly explains why you need to put user experience first.

By Leigh Andrews 27 Sep 2018

Bulletproof Marriage offers wisdom, guidance and counselling at The Wedding Expo at Carnival City
Bulletproof Marriage offers wisdom, guidance and counselling at The Wedding Expo at Carnival City

Couples planning a wedding pay attention to every detail believing this will be the start of a happily-ever-after union, but unless they invest in their relationship, it could be subjected to attacks from many different areas. Learning to love intelligently and rationally, rather than emotionally, is one of the skills contained in the international bestseller Bulletproof Marriage: Your shield against divorce.

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 20 Sep 2018