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Wan-Ifra president writes open letter: Quality journalism in troubled times

In an open letter published over the weekend, Wan-Ifra president, Fernando de Yarza López-Madrazo, has called for short-term financing to overcome the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus. ...

31 Mar 2020

Why Africa's journalists aren't doing a good job on Covid-19

How can African journalism highlight the continent's challenges and vulnerabilities, which are often ignored by internationalised responses?...

By George Ogola 26 Mar 2020

The short to medium-term impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the SA media environment

Chris Botha from Park Advertising Group has compiled 25 points that he believes will impact media habits over the next few weeks and months...

By Chris Botha 18 Mar 2020

Sanef addresses misinformation and journalists' safety while reporting on Covid-19

Sanef says it's committed to assisting government to communicate information pertaining to the spread and containment of the Covid-19 and ensuring the safety of journalists covering the disease...

17 Mar 2020

Coronavirus is a huge story, so journalists must apply the highest ethical standards in how they tell it

From an ethical perspective, covering the coronavirus story is really hard to do well. The reason for this lies in an inherent conflict between two ethical obligations: the obligation to truth-telling and the obligation not to add unjustifiably to public anxiety...

16 Mar 2020

#DI2020: Ignite your inner activist - representation through illustration

The second day of #DI2020 kicked off with a powerful presentation by Italian illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli on the politics of taking up space and the personal nature of colour in creative work...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Feb 2020

RIP: Editor and journalist, Shaun Johnson has passed away

Sanef has announced the untimely passing of journalist and writer, Shaun Johnson. Johnson died yesterday at the age of 60...

25 Feb 2020

Inma announces 2020 Global Media Awards finalists

The International News Media Association (Inma) has announced 173 finalists for the 2020 Global Media Awards competition, including four South African entries...

25 Feb 2020

#FairnessFirst: How to end office ageism with a perennial mindset

You need to upskill yourself to stay relevant in the age of experience. Here's why a 'Perennial mindset' is said to be the office sweet spot against age discrimination, which affects those at the start and end of their careers alike...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Feb 2020

Newspapers ABC Q4 2019: A lacklustre final quarter for newspapers

The decline in newspaper circulation continued in the last quarter of the Audit Bureau of Circulation of South Africa's results for 2019, with Q4 showing a decline of 4.7% on the previous quarter and 9.1% on the prior year...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Feb 2020

RIP: Veteran photojournalist Santu Mofokeng has died

Sanef has announced the death of the unsung South African hero, photojournalist Santu Mofokeng, who died on Sunday 26 January 2020 at the age of 64 after a long illness...

31 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The growth of mass market digital content

The growth of mass market digital content. That's the biggest shape-shifting, game-changing trend I am seeing...

By Zibusiso Mkhwanazi 28 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Advocating childhood literacy - today's readers are our future leaders

In his state of the nation speech in 2019, President Ramaphosa pledged to ensure that within the next five years, every 10-year-old child would be able to read for meaning. I applaud this vision, but realise it's not without its challenges and government cannot do this alone...

By josephine buys 22 Jan 2020

The next year 10 years will be critical for traditional media industry's transformation

Surviving the year 2020 will create a new trajectory for the decade ending 2030. However, one's survival will be determined by a myriad of dynamics internal and external of the business environment...

By Rirhandzu Shingwenyana 15 Jan 2020

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