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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

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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

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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

Wes Mountain/The Conversation,
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
#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

Shaun Johnson's Facebook.
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
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
#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
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
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
#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

Josephine Buys, CEO of The Publisher Research Council (PRC).
#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

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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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Veteran journalist Rex Gibson has passed away

Rex Gibson, who was the last editor of respected South African newspaper, The Rand Daily Mail and who was at the coalface of the Apartheid era's most vicious censorship laws has died...

15 Jan 2020

Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends.
#BizTrends2020: The politics of rage; the quest for middle ground

By the end of 2019, the rising anger around the globe was palpable, as were the divisions that fuelled the rage...

By Dion Chang 6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future
#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future

In the knowledge economy, every glimpse of the probable future carries monetary value...

By marian salzman 6 Jan 2020

The Best of Biz: Marketing & Media 2019
#BestofBiz 2019: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

New monetisation models for media are needed
New monetisation models for media are needed

Journalists need to be taught how to be entrepreneurs so they can contribute to the survival of the media industry, said Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, chairman of the APO Group...

By Louise Burgers 16 Dec 2019

Journalist Nazli Ilicak is embraced after her release from prison in Istanbul in November 2019, after a court ordered her free on time served at a retrial. Two of her colleagues remain in prison on terrorism related charges, among the 47 journalists jailed in Turkey. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Huseyin Aldemir.
The world's worst jailers of journalists

The number of journalists imprisoned globally for their work in 2019 remains near record highs. China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world's worst jailers of journalists...

By Elana Beiser 11 Dec 2019

Simon Dingle, in action at Catalyst Africa.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Simon Dingle on how media is being reimagined in the 21st century

With his characteristic dry, wry wit in full force, I sat down with entrepreneur-at-heart Simon Dingle for an exclusive interview after his Catalyst Africa presentation, on why an open internet that connects people is a winner for every industry...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Nov 2019

Josephine Buys and Peter Langschmidt of the PRC at Cape Town's Inner City Ideas Cartel on 19 November 2019. Image: Leigh Andrews
The PRC on why the future of data is fusion

Get ready for a wealth of acronyms! The newly refreshed Publisher Research Council (PRC) showcased the power of the PAMS Brands and People, Products and Platforms (PPP) fused data, providing a teaser of insights on consumer media habits and preferences, media usage throughout the day on different devices and usage of different media at the same time. Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Nov 2019

Newspapers ABC Q3 2019: Local gains on prior quarter, as newspaper woes continue
Newspapers ABC Q3 2019: Local gains on prior quarter, as newspaper woes continue

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's (ABC) Quarter 3 results for total newspapers is on-trend, with this quarter showing a decline of 1.9% on the previous quarter. This keeps the declines for all quarters this year under the 2% mark...

By Danette Breitenbach 8 Nov 2019

#BehindtheSelfie with... Nomali Cele
#BehindtheSelfie with... Nomali Cele

This week, we go behind the selfie with Nomali Cele, writer, blogger and critic who writes the life, culture and plus-size style blog, 'Nomali from Soweto'...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Nov 2019

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Key findings from Wan-Ifra's 30th World Press Trends report

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) recently released the 30th World Press Trends report...

6 Nov 2019

Editorial appointments for the Sunday Independent
Editorial appointments for the Sunday Independent

The Sunday Independent, a national broadsheet owned by Independent Media, has appointed Zingisa Mkhuma who was its acting editor, as editor...

Issued by Independent Media 5 Nov 2019

Isolezwe raises the bar
Isolezwe raises the bar

Isolezwe, the country's third-largest daily newspaper by circulation, is maintaining its trendsetter status in the vernacular market...

Issued by Independent Media 4 Nov 2019

Dr Iqbal Survé receives International Friendship Award
Dr Iqbal Survé receives International Friendship Award

Businessman and chairman of Sekunjalo Investment Holdings (The Sekunjalo Group), Dr Iqbal Survé, today received the prestigious International Friendship Award at a ceremony held at the IESE Business School in Madrid, Spain...

Issued by Independent Media 31 Oct 2019

Veteran journalist Juggie Naran dies
Veteran journalist Juggie Naran dies

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has expressed its condolences following the news of the death of former Sunday Tribune editor, Juggie Naran....

31 Oct 2019

International Print Day: 8 reasons why print thrives
International Print Day: 8 reasons why print thrives

With research the world over pointing to a resurgence of paper and print, from planners to paperbacks, we are enticed away from the touchscreen to the tactile...

By Samantha Choles 23 Oct 2019

The 2019 Galliova Awards Winners: Esther Malan (2019 Galliova Broiler Champion Food Writer); Nomvuselelo Mncube (2019 Galliova Egg Champion Food Writer); Margie Els-Burger (2019 Galliova Food Writer of the Year; Chiara Turilli (2019 Galliova Up & Coming Food Writer of the Year); Glynis Horning (2019 Galliova Health Writer of the Year).
Strong health message resonates at 2019 Galliova Awards

The 30th edition of the Galliova Awards, celebrating excellence in SA's writers on health and food culture, kicked off with introductions from a slightly ill MC and ended with strong health messages from two of the day's top winners and a call to address 'egg stigma' in health and food writing...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Oct 2019

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