Radio group AME makes move on Moneyweb
Radio group AME makes move on Moneyweb

Radio station owner African Media Entertainment (AME) is offering to buy financial news service Moneyweb for about R28m.

By Robert Laing 18 May 2017

Writers on shortlist for the Alan Paton award
Sunday Times Literary Awards announces shortlist

The 2017 Sunday Times Literary Awards has nominated five authors in the fiction category, for the Barry Ronge Prize, and five writers in the non-fiction category, for the Alan Paton Award. The winners will be announced at the Sunday Times Literary Awards on 24 June 2017.

16 May 2017

Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey reveals the 'coolest' brands, celebs
Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey reveals the 'coolest' brands, celebs

The results of the thirteenth Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey were announced at the Awards held at Sandton Convention Centre on Thursday, 11 May. Nike was once again awarded as the 'Overall Coolest Brand', after claiming top spot in three of the 75 categories surveyed: 'Coolest Clothing Brand', 'Coolest Brand Slogan', and 'Coolest Footwear Brand'.

12 May 2017

NetNuus - bite-sized news and snackable ads
NetNuus - bite-sized news and snackable ads

NetNuus (JustNews), which launched last June, is like an espresso, it's short, it's quick and it's got punch. It's news in 250 characters with pictures and videos. There are 100 posts in the stream and it takes about five minutes to read the entire stream. MJ Lourens, the editor of NetNuus, shares insights about NetNuus, where it started, the loyalty of the Afrikaans audience and what the app actually does. He explores visual and video content, appealing to baby boomers and millennials, and how to get the audience engaged.

By MJ Lourens, Issued by Ads24 11 May 2017

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ABC Q1 2017: A mixed bag

The first quarter 2017 Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's ABC figures released this morning show the trend of the decline in newspaper and magazine sales continues.

By Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2017

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Sinclair to buy Tribune Media in $3.9bn broadcast deal

WASHINGTON - Sinclair Broadcast Group announced on Monday a $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media, in a major consolidation of local television operators in the United States.

9 May 2017

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A glimpse into the online newsroom

On day two of the National Prisa Conference, journalist, media consultant and trainer Marion Scher from Media Mentors shared insights on managing news in digital media, how this has changed and stayed the same, and the relationship between public relations (PR) and the media in this regard.

By Jessica Tennant 8 May 2017

Amazon bows to EU's demands on e-books
Amazon bows to EU's demands on e-books

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The EU said on Thursday that Amazon had bowed to its demands and agreed to drop clauses requiring e-book publishers to disclose information about their deals with the US retail giant's rivals.

5 May 2017

China tightens rules for online news providers

BEIJING - China has issued new internet regulations increasing Communist party control over online news providers, the latest step in the country's push to tighten its policing of the web.

3 May 2017

Novus falls on news print deal is still on

Novus Holdings's share price fell 3.68% to R7.85 on Tuesday after it announced the existing printing agreement with Media24 would not be terminated.

By Ann Crotty 3 May 2017

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New software toolkit for modern journalism launches this week

Wan-Ifra has been selected by the EU's framework for research and innovation, Horizon 2020 to help facilitate the transfer to market of a new toolkit for modern journalism.

3 May 2017

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Thomson Reuters, Oxford Business Group sign distribution agreement

Thomson Reuters and Oxford Business Group (OBG) have signed a distribution agreement, whereby users of Thomson Reuters financial platform, Eikon, can now access Oxford Business Group's full range of research on emerging economies.

28 Apr 2017

AutoTrader, first issue and last issue
AutoTrader moves to fully digital magazine, drops print

AutoTrader has announced that it is closing its print version of the magazine, after 25 years in production, and only producing a digital version.

25 Apr 2017