Rachel Briant
SOUTH AFRICA
While print may be dying, traditional journalism is certainly adapting

While print may be dying, traditional journalism is certainly adapting
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[Rachel Briant] Rachel Briant, director and head of communications at Without A Doubt agency writes about preserving the old craft and what marketers can do about it...

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Chris Moerdyk
SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa's most media-savvy business leaders - Chris Moerdyk

Chris Moerdyk[Chris Moerdyk] It is astounding how many captains of industry in South Africa shy away from the media instead of realising the enormous benefits of creating direct personal relationships...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Ashley Dowds on putting the "audio" back in "audience" in preserving stories

#CMpreserve image by Chris Nickels.
#CMpreserve image by Chris Nickels.
[Leigh Andrews] Listening to Ashley Dowds is a treat for the ears, as the dips and excited peaks of his voice serve as evidence of the "goosies" he gets from the stories he tells, which transport you to another place, where both memory and imagination run wild...

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Chris Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
The impact of corruption on your media rand

The impact of corruption on your media rand
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[Chris Botha] Chris Botha discusses the effects of corruption on the media and advertising industry...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Different SA time zones, because loadshedding? The best of April Fool's Day 2019

Different SA time zones, because loadshedding? The best of April Fool's Day 2019
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[Leigh Andrews] It's that day of the year again where we take the news with a pinch of salt. See our favourite 'we know it's not true just because it was published today' headline below...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
#YPOEdge: Manoush Zomorodi on the personal power of podcasts

Podcaster Manoush Zomorodi was one of the YPO Edge 2019 speakers. Image via .
Podcaster Manoush Zomorodi was one of the YPO Edge 2019 speakers. Image via [[https://www.instagram.com/p/BovXIoFHFAz/ Instagram]].
[Leigh Andrews] Last week, YPO hosted the world's largest gathering of CEOs right here in Cape Town, on 6 and 7 March 2019, for its Global Leadership Conference and YPO Edge, with the theme, 'Life of Re'. I spoke to Bored and Brilliant author and podcaster Manoush Zomorodi about the popularity of media with a personal touch...

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Chipo Mujuru
SOUTH AFRICA
I am woman, hear me roar!

I am woman, hear me roar!
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[Chipo Mujuru] On December 14th 2018, Khanyi Dhlomo made headlines after announcing that she'd be closing down Ndalo Media. The industry gave a collective shudder and my mind started reeling. How could this be?...

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Jessica Tennant
SOUTH AFRICA
#Newsmaker: Kagiso Musi joins new agency Meta Media as MD

#Newsmaker: Kagiso Musi joins new agency Meta Media as MD[Jessica Tennant] Having recently completed her MBA, Kagiso Musi has been appointed managing director of newly formed media agency Meta Media, sister agency to The MediaShop, both housed within new holding company, Park Advertising...

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Quinton Jones
SOUTH AFRICA
That magic media potion called innovation

That magic media potion called innovation
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[Quinton Jones] In the move to automation and commoditisation of media, creativity and innovation are often lost along the way. It's not cost effective! How do we measure it? How much work is that? Will I have to do it? Very often it's rolled out and spoken about when times are getting tough?-?"...we need to innovate!"...

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Andy Walker
SOUTH AFRICA
2018 in review: The biggest stories of the year

2018 in review: The biggest stories of the year
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[Andy Walker] This year has gone by in one indistinguishable blur. If you can't quite remember what happened in the past 12 months, enjoy a quick recap...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
SA-flavoured styling and writing shines at the 2018 Galliova Awards

Winners image supplied. Left to right: 2018 Galliova Awards winners – Abigail Donnelly (Broiler Champion), Liezl Vermeulen (Up-and-Coming Food Writer), Salomé Delport (Health Writer), and Margie Els-Burger (Egg Champion). 2018 Galliova Food Writer Justine Kiggen (absent).
Winners image supplied. Left to right: 2018 Galliova Awards winners – Abigail Donnelly (Broiler Champion), Liezl Vermeulen (Up-and-Coming Food Writer), Salomé Delport (Health Writer), and Margie Els-Burger (Egg Champion). 2018 Galliova Food Writer Justine Kiggen (absent).
[Leigh Andrews] There was a strong message to buy local at the 29th edition of the Galliova Awards for outstanding food and health writing...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Put truth first in news reporting and information-sharing in general

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[Leigh Andrews] Media outlets are clearing their throats, pulling up their socks and clarifying their editorial policies following the 'Sunday Times fake news fallout'. Here's what you can do, even if you're not affiliated with mainstream media...

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Margie Knap
SOUTH AFRICA
Does traditional 'offline' media still have a place in the digital online media space?

Does traditional 'offline' media still have a place in the digital online media space?
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[Margie Knap] My career in media started somewhere in the 80's. Needless to say, what we do today in media and what we did 'back in the day' is poles apart, mostly due to media choices being extremely limited...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Media literacy: Five fact-checking tips for the fake news era

Media literacy: Five fact-checking tips for the fake news era
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[Leigh Andrews] Ease of access to social media and editing tools have made it easier than ever to spread stories and images that have people shaking their heads, thinking "That can't be real... can it? I must share!" Here are five steps to take to up your media literacy, so that the results of your own news-sharing are more reliable...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
#MobJustice, media freedom and the #DrosRape

#MobJustice, media freedom and the #DrosRape
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[Leigh Andrews] NEWSWATCH: Court reporting is notoriously one of the most strictly regulated fields of journalism, which is why media celebrated this morning when granted an application to take still pictures of the #DrosRape accused...

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Danette Breitenbach
SOUTH AFRICA
#SBSJA18: A celebration of verified journalism

The Citizen photographer, Jacques Nelles, named Upcoming/Rising Star. © Danette Breitenbach.
The Citizen photographer, Jacques Nelles, named Upcoming/Rising Star. © Danette Breitenbach.
[Danette Breitenbach] This year's Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards celebrated journalism and its contribution to the country's society and democracy with the Gupta Leaks articles awarded the prestigious South African Story of the Year...

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Sylvia Schutte
SOUTH AFRICA
Balancing paid, owned and earned media - are you getting it right?

Balancing paid, owned and earned media - are you getting it right?
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[Sylvia Schutte] Is our owned, paid and earned media all aligned to give you the best possible return on your marketing spend? If you get it right, you combine your efforts to build your brand, emphasise the right message and drive customers down your sales funnel...

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Juanita Pienaar
SOUTH AFRICA
#TheGathering: The business of the media

Ferial Haffajee, Ann Crotty, Mzwanele Manyi, Steven Nathan on the panel at #10XDMGathering. © .
Ferial Haffajee, Ann Crotty, Mzwanele Manyi, Steven Nathan on the panel at #10XDMGathering. © [[https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/ Daily Maverick website]].
[Juanita Pienaar] Daily Maverick associate editor Ferial Haffajee was joined by Ann Crotty, Mzwanele Manyi and Steven Nathan on stage at The Gathering: Media Edition at the CTICC on Wednesday, 15 August to discuss the business of the media...

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Jennigay Coetzer
SOUTH AFRICA
Many writers are plagued with similar challenges

Many writers are plagued with similar challenges
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[Jennigay Coetzer] Most jobs that involve thinking for a living require some form of writing, even if only to produce the occasional report, proposal, memo or email or to communicate through social media. Yet so many individuals battle to express themselves in the written word...

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Jessica Tennant
SOUTH AFRICA
#Newsmaker: Tiso Blackstar's Lisa MacLeod, first-ever female VP of Wan-Ifra

#Newsmaker: Tiso Blackstar's Lisa MacLeod, first-ever female VP of Wan-Ifra[Jessica Tennant] Lisa MacLeod, head of digital at Tiso Blackstar Group was recently elected VP of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra)...

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