Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

27 Mar 2015

Women photojournalists called to enter international competition

Since 2000, the Association des Femmes Journalistes and Canon France, in partnership with the international Visa pour l'Image festival, and with the support of Figaro magazine, have awarded an annual prize for women photojournalists. Women photojournalists worldwide are welcome to enter the...

12 Mar 2010

Zingisa Mkhuma appointed Pretoria News acting editor

Zingisa Mkhuma, The Star’s executive editor, has been appointed Pretoria News acting editor, taking over from Alide Dasnois who is moving on to become deputy editor of The Cape Times. Mkhuma is a seasoned journalist with almost 20 years of experience in newspaper and magazine editing. “Zingisa’s...

9 Mar 2007

Rumours of new daily paper

The Mail & Guardian Online reports that The Sunday Times is rumoured to be working on a new daily title and according to media insiders, “the project is well under way, with a launch possible as early as Easter”. For more, click here....

5 Mar 2007

Local newspaper industry growing

“Contrary to global trends in the paper industry,” writes Anton Harber, Caxton professor of journalism and media studies at Wits University, in his blog, “our local industry is dynamic, growing and unexpectedly exciting.” In particular, he refers to the launch of a new Afrikaans Sunday paper, Sonday...

6 Feb 2007

Record-breaking year for newspaper fund

The Herald's Christmas Cheer Fund collected R740 000 in 2006, the first time it has risen above R700 000 and exceeding the recording-breaking 2005 collection of R634 142 by 16.2%. Close on 200 charity and other community care organisations will benefit from the Eastern Cape's generosity.

19 Jan 2007

Co-operation between newspapers and blogs?

According to Eric Newman, VP and GM of Pluck, the parent company of blog content syndicator Blogburst, the value of citizen blogging in traditional journalism "resides in their 'ability to bring new content to newspaper websites'", writes Editors Weblog. For more, click here....

7 Dec 2006

Business Day takes to the green

Business Day released its first issue of The Golfer on Thursday, 30 November 2006, focusing on the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City, the economics of golf courses, Pearl Valley and the Garden Route. The Golfer is a monthly publication that will appear on the last Thursday of each month in...

30 Nov 2006

New York Times to include citizen journalism

Although the New York Times is now planning to include citizen journalism within its editorial, reports Editors Weblog, "any submissions from readers would be edited" in order to maintain its high standards. For more, click here....

20 Nov 2006

Freesheet is 'world's largest global newspaper'

The Guinness Book of World Records recently declared that Metro is both the world's largest and fastest growing newspaper, writes Editors Weblog: "Seventy editions of the free daily are published in 100 major cities, in 21 countries, and 19 languages, across Europe, North America and Asia." For...

17 Nov 2006

Planned reforms for Daily Telegraph create trouble

Staff at Britain's The Daily Telegraph have been challenged by the modernisation of its newsroom by its new youthful editor, reports Editors Weblog. Will Lewis won his first battle recently when employees decided to postpone a strike. For more, click here....

17 Nov 2006

Back to school for the third year in a row
Back to school for the third year in a row

click to enlargeSpar has joined forces with youth publication Free 4 All for its Back to School campaign for the third year running. Free 4 All is delivered monthly direct to over 800 schools - a copy for every pupil. To keep up the momentum during the summer holidays, a special Back to School...

10 Nov 2006

Next generation willing to pay

According to Editors Weblog, a paid-for six-month old Dutch morning newspaper catering for young and smart adults has been proving a success, thanks to its creative and non-convention editorial approach. For more, click here....

25 Oct 2006

PostNet to print and deliver foreign papers

Business Day reports that a distribution and printing partnership between Canadian-based NewspaperDirect and local delivery company PostNet will result in the ability to download and print newspapers from NewspaperDirect's press service website, for delivery to customers. For more, click here....

24 Oct 2006

Beeld's readership on the increase

Daily Afrikaans newspaper Beeld is reporting a 2.8% increase in circulation, with average daily sales between April and June 2006 growing by 2 846 issues to an ABC-audited figure of 105 114. On average, it sold 7 166 more newspapers on Saturdays than it did over the same period last year.

17 Aug 2006

Afrikaans daily undergoes revamp
Afrikaans daily undergoes revamp

click to enlargeThe new look of Free State daily newspaper Volksblad is but one of the changes that the publication has launched as part of its centenary renewal strategy. Content will also be adapted to bring it in-line with industry trends and the needs of today's readers. The newspaper reports...

4 Aug 2006

Deadline for Ifra XMA Cross Media Awards nears

The Italians may be number one on the pitch but this has not been decided yet for the newspaper industry. Until the end of July, newspaper publishers from all over the world can apply for the Ifra XMA Cross Media Awards 2006, which honours the most innovative and creative special projects organised...

18 Jul 2006

Media partner for World Corporate Golf Challenge named

Business Day and The Golf Alliance have partnered to bring The World Corporate Golf Challenge to South African Golf fundis. For the second year running, Business Day will act as the exclusive and official media partner to one of the world's largest corporate golf event, The World Corporate Golf...

25 Jun 2006

Perfect mid-winter pep-up

Presented as part of the Cape Town Book Fair line-up at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 17-20 June 2006, the Sunday Times programme of events will focus on the key issues in contemporary South African writing. Highlights will be the submissions for the 2006 Alan Paton Non-Fiction...

11 Jun 2006

Beeld's Children's Fund raises nearly R3 million

In the 2005 fiscal year, Beeld's Children's Fund collected a record breaking R2.9 million. Says Beeld GM Lucille van Niekerk, "The whole team is thrilled that the Beeld's Children's Fund raised close to R3 million, over 20% more than the year before!" Audited free of charge by Pricewaterhouse...

3 Apr 2006

Beeld honoured at Media24 awards

Beeld's chief photographer Halden Krog and education journalist Alet Rademayer have come out tops in the Media24 Newspaper Journalist of the Year Competition. Krog won the prize for the Photograph of the Year (2005) for his image of the body of a Zimbabwean asylum-seeker found in an Ennerdale...

30 Mar 2006

Media 24's Soccer Laduma dominates sports interest market

Weekly newspaper Soccer Laduma continues to dominate the local sporting and soccer interest market with a 19% year-on-year circulation growth - an increase of 44 313 copies per week in one year (July-Dec 04 compared to July-Dec 05). Editor Peter du Toit attributes its success to the increasing...

13 Mar 2006

Sowetan launches teaching aid

The Sowetan has launched a new education supplement called Power Your Future, with a distribution of 1 800 000 copies to 1 000 urban, peri-urban and rural previously disadvantaged schools and government Multi-Purpose Community Centres - initially in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West and Free...

7 Mar 2006

Zuma named Newsmaker of the Year

Former deputy president Jacob Zuma has been named Newsmaker of the Year for 2005 by the Pretoria Press Club. The award was made on the grounds of impact, news value and media attention, both print and electronic, says chairperson Ben Rootman. Zuma had dominated national and international news...

18 Jan 2006

Beeld Children's Fund raising millions

Afrikaans daily newspaper Beeld, the official media partner of the Beeld Children's Fund (Kinderfonds), has revealed that a total of over R14 million was contributed to charity between 1994 and 2005. The fund was established in 1977 to enable disadvantaged children from Mayfair in Johannesburg to...

26 Sep 2005

A heavy Sunday read

This weekend saw the biggest ever Sunday Times in its 99-year history. The newspaper contained 204 pages and each copy weighed 1.6kg. Included was the annual Sunday Times/Markinor Top Brands survey, plus three sections of news, opinion and sport and 32 pages of jobs on offer in South Africa. The...

25 Sep 2005

Beeld makes TV debut

Beeld's new offering, the Afternoon Edition, which launched earlier this month, has made its debut on South Africa's local soapie Egoli. Shaleen Surtie-Richards (Nenna) was filmed on the Egoli set reading Beeld's Afternoon Edition, exposing the Afrikaans papers' new fledgling to prime time soapie...

15 Sep 2005

Make an Appointment with Business Day

Business Day has launched its own weekly professional recruitment supplement, targeting the higher LSM market. The supplement, to be known as Appointments, will be published every Tuesday and will reach about 113 000 highly qualified professionals. These are people most likely to be needed for...

13 Sep 2005

Zulu Sunday paper launches this month

Mandla Matla, the publishers of newspaper Ilanga, are launching Ilanga Lange Sonto, the first Sunday Zulu tabloid. The Zulu Sunday paper will be represented by the Newspaper Advertising Bureau (NAB) and have an initial print run of 100 000. The first issue will be available on Sunday 14 August in...

4 Aug 2005

New editor for Isolezwe

Thulani Mbatha, previously acting editor, has been appointed editor of Isolezwe, South Africa's only Zulu-language daily newspaper. Isolezwe's circulation continues to grow and now stands at an average 81 131 for April to June 2005 (unaudited), up 14% from the January/March interim ABC figure.

14 Jul 2005

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