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Jesper Doub, the director of news partnerships EMEA at Facebook.
How data is changing journalism and the role Facebook plays in the news industry

Jesper Doub, director of news partnerships EMEA at Facebook, spoke to us about how journalism and publishing are changing, how data is changing journalism and the role that Facebook plays in the news industry...

By Juanita Pienaar 3 days ago

The 2019 Sunday Times Literary Award winners and their books (L-R): Terry Kurgan and Siphiwe Ndlovu. Image supplied.
Terry Kurgan, Siphiwe Ndlovu receive the 2019 Sunday Times Literary Awards

Terry Kurgan and Siphiwe Ndlovu are the recipients of this year's Sunday Times Literary Awards...

9 Sep 2019

#FairnessFirst: Understand true diversity to become more inclusively creative
#FairnessFirst: Understand true diversity to become more inclusively creative

One of the most interesting sessions of the DStv Seminar of Creativity at #Loeries2019 creative week touched on the difference between inherent and acquired diversity. But many gloss over these terms as business jargon and don't even know which is which, and why both are valuable to your creativity...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Sep 2019

BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible
BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible

Your invitation to the first Trend Report of the new decade!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Aug 2019

Local author Matt Brown, hits #1 on Amazon's best-sellers list
Local author Matt Brown, hits #1 on Amazon's best-sellers list

Local entrepreneur Matt Brown's book, Your Inner Game, has hit No 1 in 3 Amazon best-seller categories...

Issued by Digital Kungfu 27 Aug 2019

A newspaper stand is seen in Mwanza, Tanzania, on September 19, 2015. Tanzania is currently considering legal amendments that could negatively affect press freedom. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Daniel Hayduk.
Onslaught against press freedoms in Tanzania

CPJ says Kabendera, Gwanda cases highlight Tanzania's decline in press freedom and human rights...

26 Aug 2019

Anne Githuku-Shongwe, representative of UN Women South Africa’s Multi-Country Office, addressing the DStv Seminar of Creativity. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: Check the stereotypes in your creativity

Things got off to a reflective note at the 2019 DStv Seminar of Creativity with a reminder to join the UN Women's Unstereotype Alliance, as the stereotypes stop with you...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Aug 2019

Sphelele Mjadu, Unilever Personal Care Senior Public Relations Manager for Africa and Anne Githuku-Shongwe, representative of UN Women South Africa’s Multi-Country Office, in the UN Women-Dove masterclass panel at the Loeries. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: Our responsibility of better representation in advertising, media

The media and advertising industries play an important role in stirring the way society is portrayed. Here's why UN Women and Dove's masterclass session at Loeries 2019 called for the creative industry as a whole to take a stand and work actively towards better representation, particularly in terms of gender...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Aug 2019

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'Troubling' erosion of press freedom in certain SADC states

CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritise press freedom and the safety of journalists...

19 Aug 2019

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African Digital Media Awards 2019 finalists

WAN-IFRA has announced the 2019 finalists for the prestigious African Digital Media Awards...

13 Aug 2019

Image credit: Aaron Burden on Unsplash.
The '4 Cs of business writing'? Hogwash.

Local training companies selling business writing workshops all seem to have borrowed their sales pitch from the same place - 1995...

By Tiffany Markman 13 Aug 2019

Unstereotype Alliance: The problem is not seeing the problem.
#Loeries2019: Welcome UN Women's Unstereotype Alliance SA chapter!

This Women's Day in SA, we welcomed news that the Loeries has joined forces with UN Women's Unstereotype Alliance initiative, to launch its South Africa chapter, set to use the advertising industry as a force for good to drive positive change all over the world...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Aug 2019

Who owns the copyright to AI... and its creative works?
Who owns the copyright to AI... and its creative works?

An AI algorithm, or more specifically the written code, encompassing both the source code and object code, would be categorised as a "computer program" under South African laws and is protected by the law of copyright...

By Fatima Ameer-Mia and Lee Shacksnovis 5 Aug 2019

Why we shouldn't simply replace textbooks with electronic books
Why we shouldn't simply replace textbooks with electronic books

Trial and error has shown that before we simply swap textbooks for e-textbooks, we first need to get the basics right, then introduce electronic learning to complement book-based learning...

1 Aug 2019

Yash Deb, managing director and chief creative officer at Isobar, Kenya and this year's Loeries integrated campaign, film & radio, and radio craft juror.
#Loeries2019: "Strength of a creative campaign lies in how rapidly others can build on it" - Yash Deb

With the year's biggest international award shows done and dusted, I chatted to the regional jurors ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Integrated campaign, Film & Radio, and Radio Craft juror Yash Deb, also managing director and chief creative officer at Isobar, Kenya...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Jul 2019

Image credit: Becca Tapert on Unsplash
How book publishing is changing in the age of digital

But is publishing dying? Is the bookshop morphing into the bookshelf?...

By Tiffany Markman 25 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Sunday Times Literary Awards announces 2019 fiction, non-fiction shortlist finalists
Sunday Times Literary Awards announces 2019 fiction, non-fiction shortlist finalists

The Sunday Times Literary Awards has unveiled the shortlists for the Alan Paton Award for Non-Fiction and the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize...

22 Jul 2019

Your Inner Game: 12 Principles for High-Impact Entrepreneurs
Your Inner Game: 12 Principles for High-Impact Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs with a strong inner game live, breathe and work according to a set of principles that define everything they do...

By Matt Brown, Issued by Digital Kungfu 18 Jul 2019

A story of storytelling: The business of writing with Michael Smorenburg
A story of storytelling: The business of writing with Michael Smorenburg

Author Michael Smorenburg took attendees of the Red & Yellow School's first lunchtime lecture of the year post-July holidays on a journey from fact to fiction and back again in describing his personal writing process...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jul 2019

Ad Tech Masterclass in Nigeria.
Creating a brand safe environment for advertisers in Africa

Masterclasses on programmatic advertising buying have been held by 365 Digital in Nigeria, as well as other African markets...

By Louise Marsland 11 Jul 2019

This year's SA Cannes Lions' judges...
#CannesLions2019: Accuracy of SA judges' predictions, revealed!

Before the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicked off last week, I caught up with six of this year's 7 SA judges for their predictions of the creative work that would roar as winners. Let's see who best saw into the future...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jun 2019

Amasa Ignite Forum to explore the impact of fake content on consumers, publishers and brands
Amasa Ignite Forum to explore the impact of fake content on consumers, publishers and brands

RSVP now to secure your place on Wednesday, 3 July 2019...

Issued by Amasa 27 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019: All the SA winners!
#CannesLions2019: All the SA winners!

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity came to an end on 21 June 2019, rounding out a full week of award shows that celebrated creativity across various categories. Here's how SA fared overall...

21 Jun 2019

Cannes Lions Grands Prix awards.
#CannesLions2019: All the Grand Prix winners!

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity came to an end on 21 June 2019, rounding out a full week of award shows that celebrated creativity across various categories. Here's a quick overview of the week's biggest winners...

21 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019 Entertainment winners include VMLY&R and Net#work BBDO!
#CannesLions2019: Entertainment winners!

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 18 June, with the 2019 Cannes Entertainment Lions, Entertainment for Music Lions and Entertainment for Sport Lions announced during the Entertainment award track ceremony and SA bringing home two Bronze Lions...

18 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: Are you a Youthpreneur?
#YouthMonth: Are you a Youthpreneur?

Are you a youthpreneur who would like to be featured on Bizcommunity as an opinion leader in your sector? This Youth Month, Bizcommunity invites you to nominate your favourite youth influencers in any industry making a difference in our region...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019 Print & Publishing Lions' Grand Prix winner: An-Nar's 'The Blank Edition' by Impact Porter Novelli Dubai.
#CannesLions2019: Print & Publishing Lions winners!

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked off on 17 June, with the 2019 Cannes Print & Publishing Lions announced during the first Communication award track ceremony...

17 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019: Print & Publishing Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2019: Print & Publishing Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Print & Publishing Lions shortlist has been released, with work from two SA agencies making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2019!

16 Jun 2019

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