Facebook rolls out new feature to combat abuse of local journalists

Local journalists and news media professionals can now voluntarily register for Facebook's new security feature specifically tailored to protect their Facebook and linked Instagram profiles from harassment, hacking and online abuse and harm, the social media network has announced. Facebook is...

12 Feb 2021

2020 Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism entries open

2020 Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism is now accepting entries. The awards recognise the best financial journalism in print, audio, TV and online media. The closing date to submit entries is 28 February 2021. To apply click here....

10 Feb 2021

Wan-Ifra joins the Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership

World Association of News Publishers, Wan-Ifra, has joined the Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership, a public service initiative from The Post to promote press freedom globally. The Partnership also announced Aspen Institute's Aspen Digital program, as its first supporting partner to help...

5 Jan 2021

Sanef invites journalists to apply for third round of media relief fund

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) is calling on all journalists, freelancers, contract journalists, reporters, photographers and production staff in multimedia, print and broadcast media struggling as a result of the Covid-19 crisis to submit their applications for the third round of...

2 Dec 2020

Wan-Ifra postpones World News Media Congress until September 2021

The World Association of News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) pushed back the 73rd World News Media Congress due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event, initially scheduled to be held in June 2021, will now be held in Taiwan from 28 to 30 September 2021. The event will include the Second World Media...

30 Nov 2020

2021 Inma Global Media Awards open for entries

Inma has announced it is accepting entries for next year's Global Media Awards. The awards, launched in 1937, celebrate excellence in news media since 1937 and in 2021, Inma aims to capture the progress of the news industry's transformation and reinvention, accelerated by the developments of the...

11 Nov 2020

Africa Media Summit to take place in November

The International News Media Association's (Inma) Africa Media Summit will take place virtually from 19 to 20 November. The summit will focus on accelerating the business of journalism and featuring case studies from throughout the continent. Speakers at this year's summit will include Vasantha...

27 Oct 2020

Wan-Ifra announces detailed programme for Table Stakes Europe

Wan-Ifra has announced 24 publishers that will take part in its Table Stakes Europe initiative for the coming year. The programme will be led by Table Stakes architect Doug Smith, with a of five coaches - Pepe Cerezo, Valérie Arnould, Alexandra Borchardt, Stéphane Mayoux and Nick Tjaardstra. The...

26 Oct 2020

Content-to-commerce opportunities for publishers in the spotlight in new Inma report

The International News Media Association (Inma) has launched a new report focusing on content-to-commerce for publishers. The report, titled Content-to-Commerce Brings Revenue in Post-Advertising World, focuses on case studies of five diverse news media companies from across the world such as The...

23 Oct 2020

Standard Bank gives Sanef relief fund R500k

Standard Bank has donated R500,000 to the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) relief fund for journalists. The bank believes that journalism is critical to the country's democracy and in keeping South Africans informed, hence its contribution to the fund.

16 Oct 2020

BBC Global News, Channel 4 enter commercial partnership

BBC Global News and Channel 4 have signed a strategic deal to offer global advertisers access to the UK commercial broadcast marketplace. The partnership opens up the vital UK market for BBC Global News' global clients and offers clients the ability to reach key, young and upmarket audiences in...

8 Oct 2020

Wan-Ifra Women in News name 2020 Editorial Leadership Award Laureate for Africa

Wan-Ifra Women in News has named Mary Mbewe as the 2020 WIN Editorial Leadership Award Laureate for Africa. Mbewe, who is currently the executive editor of the Daily Nation in Zambia, has over 30 years' experience in the media industry and has invested herself in training and developing of...

11 Sep 2020

Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards will stream online this year

The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards gala dinner this year will be replaced by a winners announcement that will stream online. The swtich to online is in support of social-distancing initiatives. The winners - including the winners of the second BCX Digital Innovation Awards - will be...

8 Sep 2020

Matric learner wins first Sarie Nuwe Gesig competition

Jonadrie van Aardt, a matric learner at Jan van Riebeeck High School, has won the first Sarie Nuwe Gesig (New Face) competition. This is the 10th edition of the competition where readers pick a South African woman for Sarie magazine's cover and it featured an extra category for a new face, the...

17 Aug 2020

Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards entries open

Entries for the 19th edition of the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards (VJOYs) are now open. This year's awards, themed "RE: Imagine, Invent, Build", will see media veterans such as Ryland Fisher, Mapi Mhlangu, Elna Rossouw and Jermaine Craig on the awards' panel of judges. Entrants can enter...

6 Aug 2020

Google funds 25 South African publications

The Google News Initiative Journalism Emergency Relief Fund (JERF) has announced it is funding 25 South African publications to help ease financial hardship as a result of the economic and advertising downturn.    The fund was launched in April and seeks to provide $39.5 million to publishers in...

24 Jul 2020

BBC News in Africa reaches over 130 million people weekly

BB News' audience reach in Africa has reached 132 million people a week across 12 language services and 30 TV programmes. Programmes such as Sport Africa, Africa Eye (investigative journalism), What's New (for young African audiences), Smart Money and Money Daily and Life Clinic have attracted new...

24 Jul 2020

FirstRand donates R500,000 to SANEF Media Relief Fund

FirstRand has donated half a million rand to help journalists financially impacted by Coronavirus through the South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) Media Relief Fund. The donation, made up of contributions from FirstRand and its operating businesses - FNB, RMB, WesBank, and Ashburton...

9 Jul 2020

Inma reveals the 30 Under 30 Awards

Inma has launched the 30 Under 30 Awards to shine a light on outstanding achievement by young professionals in news media. The awards are part of Inma's recently announced Young Professionals Initiative. They are seeking 30 rising stars under the age of 30 with: Early career...

8 Jul 2020

New Media unveils new Food24 website

New Media, the owner of Food24 and Eat Out, has unveiled a new website for Food24 developed by its in-house development agency, Swipe iX. The site has an improved user experience with a search functionality that makes recipe selection from Food24's catalogue easier. The recipe discovery feature...

7 Jul 2020

World Editors Forum, Temasek Foundation launch new fellowship programme

The World Editors Forum and the Temasek Foundation have set in motion a new initiative called the Young Media Leaders (YML) Fellowship Programme that seeks to nurture the next generation of media leaders who are committed to shaping the regional future. The aim is for YML Fellows to contribute...

8 Jun 2020

2020 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards open for entries

The 2020 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards are now officially open for entries. The deadline for entries is 15 July and judging will take place from 27 July to 3 August, with the virtual awards ceremony tentatively scheduled for 15 October. This year's judging panel includes Dinesh Balliah,...

28 May 2020

Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards 2019: Entries open 1 June

Entries to the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards are set to open on 1 June and close on 15 July, with the virtual awards ceremony tentatively scheduled for 15 October. The awards recognise journalists for excellence in journalism in 14 categories as well as rewards the South African Story of...

26 May 2020

Frewin, McCall and Joel Mervis Awards 2020 postponed

The Publishers Support Services (PSS) have announced that the Frewin, McCall and Joel Mervis Awards 2020 will not take place currently due to the nature of their judging. The awards honour newspaper excellence in advertising, printing and production, layout and typography and the balanced use of...

26 May 2020

Warc Media Awards 2020 open for entries, jury chairs announced

Entries for the 2020 Warc Media Awards, which celebrates communications planning which has made a positive impact on business results, are now open. Media agencies, creative agencies, media owners, digital agencies and data specialists from across the globe are invited to submit their entries before...

21 May 2020

Pieter-Louis Myburgh wins Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism

Journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh has been announced as this year's Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism winner for the Gangster State book. Daily Maverick journalist Pauli van Wyk took the second spot for her book on how the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) benefited from the VBS Bank....

18 May 2020

GroupM lays off staff due to Covid-19

Adweek reports that WPP has put its plan of cost-saving measures into action with cutbacks affecting GroupM. A GroupM spokesperson confirmed a reduction in headcount had taken place, with the layoffs understood to affect various parts of its operations across several markets. The extent of...

11 May 2020

Eric D'Oliveira, Primedia amicably part ways

Primedia Group chairperson Phumzile Langeni informed staff in an internal letter that Eric D'Oliveira and the company have agreed to amicably part ways. During his time at Primedia, D'Oliveira headed several transformations, people growth, commercial share, audience insight and client-centricity...

11 May 2020

What stories were the biggest in the last week?

According to Acumen Media's latest report, here is a brief overview of the nation's biggest stories in the past week: • The story of Woolworths deciding to close its hot food counters during the lockdown period. • The on-going alcohol ban during the lockdown. • The stories of...

24 Apr 2020

Global Journalism Emergency Relief Fund launched by GNI amid pandemic

The Google News Initiative (GNI) has set in motion a Journalism Emergency Relief Fund to aid small, medium and local news publishers on a global-scale. The funding is open to news organisations producing original news for local communities during the pandemic and will range from the low thousands...

15 Apr 2020

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