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As press freedom continues to struggle in Kenya, alternatives keep hope alive
As press freedom continues to struggle in Kenya, alternatives keep hope aliveArticle

As we mark World Press Freedom Day 2021, let us remember that 2020 was terrible for the press in many parts of the world...

Wambui Wamunyu 3 May 2021

RIP Nadia Goetham
RIP Nadia GoethamArticle

Publisher Nadia Goetham died of a Covid-19 medical condition at age 46 on Sunday, 25 April...

29 Apr 2021

#Newsmaker: Khangelani Dziba to head up Rapt Creative's new PR and influencer marketing division
#Newsmaker: Khangelani Dziba to head up Rapt Creative's new PR and influencer marketing divisionArticle

Following the recent news of Rapt Creative opening offices in London and Kiev, the agency has expanded its services to include PR and influencer marketing. To head up the new division, they've appointed Khangelani Dziba...

Jessica Tennant 23 Apr 2021

Universities in Nigeria must rethink how journalism is taught
Universities in Nigeria must rethink how journalism is taughtArticle

Changes in the journalism profession have made journalism education challenging...

Nathan Oguche Emmanuel 20 Apr 2021

Bigger Than Me partners with Box Smart Media and Hashtag Our Stories
Bigger Than Me partners with Box Smart Media and Hashtag Our StoriesArticle

Bigger Than Me, Box Smart Media and Hashtag Our Stories have partnered together to educate local brands on how to authentically connect with their audience with social impact marketing...

16 Apr 2021

Why converging newsroom cultures can make media houses more sustainable
Why converging newsroom cultures can make media houses more sustainableArticle

Until the arrival of the world wide web, the media model that worked revolved around money made from selling advertisements and from revenue from subscriptions or copy sales...

Wambui Wamunyu 15 Apr 2021

The story behind Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcast
The story behind Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcastArticle

Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcast first aired in March 2020, coinciding with the beginning of the lockdown, and has since rolled out two seasons. Now they've just kicked off season three, a year later...

Jessica Tennant 14 Apr 2021

Kenya and South Africa have a high exposure to disinformation. shutterstock
Social media users in Kenya and South Africa trust science, but still share Covid-19 hoaxesArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to widespread disinformation circulating on social media globally. This includes false information about the virus, its origins and possible cures for the disease it causes...

Herman Wasserman & Dani Madrid-Morales 7 Apr 2021

Kia SA appoints Terence Steenkamp as its new PR manager
Kia SA appoints Terence Steenkamp as its new PR managerArticle

Steenkamp will manage all of Kia SA's communications and public relations initiatives, as well as media relations...

1 Apr 2021

"I don't know the answer to that" - John Perlman, host The John Perlman Show on 702
"I don't know the answer to that" - John Perlman, host The John Perlman Show on 702Article

I don't know the answer to that. This may just be me but I have used that sentence - or versions of it - more times over the past year than in the rest of my life put together...

John Perlman, Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 1 Apr 2021

Genetic make-up of destructive crop pest unravelled
Genetic make-up of destructive crop pest unravelledArticle

Researchers have decoded the genetic make-up of whitefly species that spread plant diseases and damage crops, raising hopes for tackling the devastating pest...

Stephanie Achieng' 26 Mar 2021

What is shaping culture? Conspiracy theories
What is shaping culture? Conspiracy theoriesArticle

Why do people believe conspiracy theories, and who is in the wrong?

Brett Rogers 18 Mar 2021

How can the print media industry secure its future?
How can the print media industry secure its future?Article

Jennilee Peremore-Oliver shares vital strategic interventions that print media companies can adopt to secure its future...

Jennilee Peremore-Oliver 11 Mar 2021

#BehindtheMask: John Bailey, eNCA's managing editor
#BehindtheMask: John Bailey, eNCA's managing editorArticle

This week I catch up with eNCA's managing editor, John Bailey who has Master's degree in Journalism and over 25 years in the news industry...

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Mar 2021

Why working as a journalist in Uganda is particularly tough
Why working as a journalist in Uganda is particularly toughArticle

Ugandan journalists are subject to state intimidation and violence almost on a daily basis. During the recent presidential elections, media crews covering opposition candidates - often in protective gear - were targets of physical assault for weeks...

Karen McIntyre and Meghan Sobel Cohen 9 Mar 2021

#BehindtheMask: Cheryl Reddy, managing partner and Africa lead at Eclipse Communications
#BehindtheMask: Cheryl Reddy, managing partner and Africa lead at Eclipse CommunicationsArticle

This week I catch up with Cheryl Reddy, managing partner of the Johannesburg operations of Eclipse Communications and Africa Hub lead...

Evan-Lee Courie 2 Mar 2021

The difference between challenger brands and disruptor brands
The difference between challenger brands and disruptor brandsArticle

Challenger brands can't let themselves become swept up in the mania for disruption, writes the West Coast partner for eatbigfish Mark Barden...

Mark Barden, Issued by eatbigfish 25 Feb 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: New advert is Price-less
#OrchidsandOnions: New advert is Price-lessArticle

Entertaining: insights into culture, language and prejudices; Sunday Times booze advertorial sets new standard for media capture...

Brendan Seery 24 Feb 2021

What's next for our old friend the newspaper?
What's next for our old friend the newspaper?Article

Newspaper circulations have been dwindling for years, but Covid-19 has exacerbated a shocking and sharp decline that I doubt many will recover from...

Marino Sigalas 24 Feb 2021

Public trust in the media is at a new low: a radical rethink of journalism is needed
Public trust in the media is at a new low: a radical rethink of journalism is neededArticle

A recent report by an independent panel on the ethics and credibility of South Africa's news media makes for worrying reading...

Herman Wasserman 24 Feb 2021

Mike McCarthy on the future of CNN, Trump, social media and fake news
Mike McCarthy on the future of CNN, Trump, social media and fake newsArticle

Mike McCarthy, executive vice president and general manager of CNN International, shares insights on the future of CNN, Trump, social media and fake news...

23 Feb 2021

#MusicExchange: Sasha-Lee Davids returns to the spotlight with new single, online concert
#MusicExchange: Sasha-Lee Davids returns to the spotlight with new single, online concertArticle

South African singer and songwriting artist Sasha-Lee Davids returns to the spotlight with a brand new single and her first online concert this weekend.

Martin Myers 23 Feb 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Solly Moeng talks media independence and credibility
EXCLUSIVE: Solly Moeng talks media independence and credibilityArticle

I chat with Solly Moeng ahead of the Davos Online Communications Summit, where he was one of the panellists at the virtual event on Thursday 25 February 2021...

Evan-Lee Courie 22 Feb 2021

The cultural uprising of social media apps
The cultural uprising of social media appsArticle

Lerato Sibanda writes that we are missing out from many opportunities and basic social interaction as a result of the uprising of social media apps...

Lerato Sibanda 19 Feb 2021

#BehindtheMask: Melissa-Joy Ohlsson, head of strategy for Volt Africa
#BehindtheMask: Melissa-Joy Ohlsson, head of strategy for Volt AfricaArticle

This week I catch up with Melissa-Joy Ohlsson, head Of strategy for Volt Africa, an integrated digital service provider based in South Africa which specialises in creating customised digital strategies suited for your brand...

Evan-Lee Courie 18 Feb 2021

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How the emoji could help democratise online science dialogueArticle

As communication about science and health increasingly moves online, new ways are emerging for people to participate in public dialogue about advances in science...

Marina Joubert 15 Feb 2021

South Africa's top-selling cars of 2020
South Africa's top-selling cars of 2020Article

Where do South Africans spend their money when times are tough? Which segments are in decline? Which models are rising stars? Details sales statistics provided by Lightstone Auto provides the answers...

Hannes Oosthuizen 12 Feb 2021

#AfricaPodcastDay: Join the conversation at the inaugural Africa Podfest
#AfricaPodcastDay: Join the conversation at the inaugural Africa PodfestArticle

The 2021 #AfricaPodcastDay by Africa Podfest aims to celebrate and appreciate the talent within the continent's podcasting industry....

12 Feb 2021

Teaching and learning in the new norm
Teaching and learning in the new normArticle

Online learning has fantastic benefits for learners and educators. On 5 October each year, we celebrate World Teachers Day...

Issued by Rosebank College 12 Feb 2021

The future of news broadcasting relies on technology
The future of news broadcasting relies on technologyArticle

We live in a world of content and in the time of Covid-19, news content has trended like never before...

12 Feb 2021

Rica not entirely constitutional - ConCourt
Rica not entirely constitutional - ConCourtArticle

South Africa's Constitutional Court declares certain provisions of the Regulation of Interception of Communications Act, unconstitutional...

Rui Lopes and Kirsty Gibson 5 Feb 2021

Celebrate Africa's voices at Africa Podfest
Celebrate Africa's voices at Africa PodfestArticle

The 2021 #AfricaPodcastDay by Africa Podfest aims to celebrate and appreciate the talent within the continent's podcasting industry....

5 Feb 2021

#BizTrends 2021: Not all news is trusted news
#BizTrends 2021: Not all news is trusted newsArticle

Last year I predicted that "at the dawn of this new decade it is clear that traditional print publishing as we know it will never return to the glory days of record-breaking advertising revenue and circulation."...

Josephine Buys 29 Jan 2021

Report shows western sources dominate how the Africa story is told
Report shows western sources dominate how the Africa story is toldArticle

One-third of all African stories in news outlets on the continent are sourced from foreign news services according to a new report from Africa No Filter...

26 Jan 2021

Media Ethics and Credibility Report handed over to SANEF
Media Ethics and Credibility Report handed over to SANEFArticle

The report of the commission of inquiry into ethical challenges facing South African journalism has officially been handed over to the South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF)...

22 Jan 2021

Report reveals the impact of Covid-19 on journalism
Report reveals the impact of Covid-19 on journalismArticle

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has released a report containing the voices of journalists working across the Global South and Emerging Economies highlighting the challenges faced by the profession during the pandemic...

15 Jan 2021

Daily Maverick shines in 2020
Daily Maverick shines in 2020Article

Covid-19 was a catalyst for change - or closure for publishers - as newsrooms around the globe were forced to accelerate digital transformation. Daily Maverick, however, placed their trust in the newspaper market ...

13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Media trends; the picture is not pretty, and it will get worse
#BizTrends2021: Media trends; the picture is not pretty, and it will get worseArticle

Some of the trends that we see garnering attention and resources in 2021 have been gaining increasing share of attention for a while. These are big-ticket items, culture and DNA change projects that take years to get right, only for them to arrive in time for their next evolution...

Styli Charalambous 28 Dec 2020

#Newsmaker: Gugulethu Mhlungu, Careers Magazine's new editor
#Newsmaker: Gugulethu Mhlungu, Careers Magazine's new editorArticle

Gugulethu Mhlungu, popularly known as Gugs, was recently appointed editor of Careers Magazine...

Jessica Tennant 28 Dec 2020

Robyn Peterson, CTO at CNN chats to Bizcommunity
Robyn Peterson, CTO at CNN chats to BizcommunityVideo

Robyn Peterson, Chief Technology Officer at CNN chats to Evan Courie, Editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity about the evolution of the media landscape; the impact of technology has on the consumption of news and the future of news journalism.

21 Dec 2020

IIE Rosebank College creatives - through Amogelang's lens
IIE Rosebank College creatives - through Amogelang's lensArticle

Starting a business and building a brand from scratch with limited resources and no guarantee that your dreams will take off, is risky...

Issued by Rosebank College 15 Dec 2020

Robyn Peterson, CTO at CNN talks future of journalism in a tech-driven world
Robyn Peterson, CTO at CNN talks future of journalism in a tech-driven worldArticle

Robyn Peterson, chief technology officer at CNN chats about the evolution of the media landscape; the impact of technology on the consumption of news and the future of news journalism in a tech-driven world...

Evan-Lee Courie 15 Dec 2020

Press Gazette reveals Top 50 news media companies in the world
Press Gazette reveals Top 50 news media companies in the worldArticle

In 2010, Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation was the biggest news media company in the English-speaking world - and it was about to become even bigger with the planned acquisition of broadcast giant, BSkyB. Fast-forward to 2020, Press Gazette reveals the Top 50 news media companies in the world...

4 Dec 2020

Zimbabwean journalist wins 2020 APO Group African Women in Media Award
Zimbabwean journalist wins 2020 APO Group African Women in Media AwardArticle

APO Group announced Zimbabwean journalist Debra Matabvu as the winner of the 2020 APO Group African Women in Media Award at the 6th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Virtual Conference and Awards held 2-3 December 2020...

4 Dec 2020

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