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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

Top tech African entities collaborate to boost digital transformation for 2021 and beyond
Top tech African entities collaborate to boost digital transformation for 2021 and beyondArticle

Africa Tech Week is the golden opportunity to showcase what's hot in tech in Africa - a platform to demonstrate to the rest of the world the continent's super powers...

Issued by Topco Media 28 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

Tech brand Stuff expands into TV
Tech brand Stuff expands into TVArticle

Tech brand Stuff is expanding into television with a new show called Stuff on eNCA...

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

Algoa FM - the media house which asks advertisers "what can we do for you?"
Algoa FM - the media house which asks advertisers "what can we do for you?"Article

Algoa FM has developed a reputation among national and regional advertisers for its 'hands-on' approach to supporting marketing drives...

Issued by Algoa FM 18 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

PR vs Advertising: Which is ideal for marketing SMMEs?
PR vs Advertising: Which is ideal for marketing SMMEs?Article

Public relations and advertising are both crucial for the promotion of any business, writes Mkhuseli Vangile, managing director at DCF...

Mkhuseli Vangile 1 Mar 2021

#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

RIP Naufal Khan
RIP Naufal KhanArticle

Journalist, writer, editor and founder of South African-based digital Indian news service Indian Spice, Naufal Khan died of surgery complications on Sunday, 20 December after a long illness...

23 Dec 2020

#BizTrends2021: What will shape digital storytelling in South Africa in 2021
#BizTrends2021: What will shape digital storytelling in South Africa in 2021Article

In 2021, brands will see increased digital marketing and social media strategy adjustments, most of which saw growth in 2020...

Mongezi Mtati 22 Dec 2020

#BizTrends2021: Move to minimal in 2021
#BizTrends2021: Move to minimal in 2021Article

For 2020, we all predicted a year of "20 plenty". But while we craved abundance and luxury, the year was instead one filled with tumultuous learnings and ongoing change...

Leigh Crymble 18 Dec 2020

#Newsmaker: Natalie Roos heads up Positive Dialogue's new influencer marketing division
#Newsmaker: Natalie Roos heads up Positive Dialogue's new influencer marketing divisionArticle

Positive Dialogue, the PR and communications agency in the Duke Group of companies, recently launched its specialist influencer marketing division, PD Influence...

Jessica Tennant 13 Nov 2020

Prisa president, Dr Dalien Rene Benecke – senior lecturer Communication at the University of Johannesburg.
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: The role of PR and communication during crisisArticle

Dr Dalien Rene Benecke, Prisa president and senior lecturer of communication at the University of Johannesburg, presented on the role PR and communication play in helping city, regional/provincial and country government communicate better in times of crises...

Juanita Pienaar 13 Oct 2020

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Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards: A virtual affairArticle

The Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards 2020 will take place on Thursday, 15 October. This year the event is completely virtual, with guests and shortlisted candidates streaming in to view who will walk away with this year's Awards...

12 Oct 2020

The Sunday Times, South Africa’s largest weekend newspaper, was used to spread disinformation. Gianluigi Guercia/AFP via Getty Images.
Journalism makes blunders but still feeds democracy: An insider's viewArticle

Politics editor Thabo Leshilo asked the Anton Harber, the veteran South African journalist, editor and journalism professor at the University of the Witwatersrand to provide the highlights of his new book: For the Record: Behind the Headlines in an Era of State Capture...

Anton Harber 18 Sep 2020

(Brasília - DF, 14/11/2019) Palavras do Presidente da República da África do Sul, Cyril Ramaphosa. Foto: Isac Nóbrega/PR. Licensed under the .
President Ramaphosa salutes media for Covid-19 coverageArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to the South African media for its in-depth coverage of the Coronavirus pandemic, despite the industry itself being confronted by daunting challenges...

15 Sep 2020

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Digital or die - have we overcorrected the fundamentals of marketing?Article

It only took half a year, but in that time the world as we know it changed forever. Even though certain aspects of life are likely to revert to type, there are both big differences and small variations which have affected much of how we'll do life going forward...

Leigh-Anne Acquisto 10 Sep 2020

WATCH: Investec's Ingrid Booth and Ann Muthuma on the value of content marketing
WATCH: Investec's Ingrid Booth and Ann Muthuma on the value of content marketingArticle

In conversation with Investec's lead digital content producer, Ingrid Booth and head of Marketing, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Ann Muthuma around the value of content marketing and the evolving role of content or media in the marketing function within Investec and the greater industry...

Jessica Tennant 2 Sep 2020

Anelde Greeff, co-director of SheSays Cape Town, Johannie van As, senior copywriter and director, SheSays Cape Town and new director Pride Maunatlala. Image credit: .
SheSays Cape Town releases results of first-ever gender diversity survey for marketing and advertising in SAArticle

SheSays Cape Town, in partnership with Kantar, has released the results of it's SheSays Survey on Gender Representation, which is a first for South Africa and for SheSays globally...

28 Aug 2020

Sanef chairperson, Mahlatse Mahlase.
Sanef to present 2020 Nat Nakasa Award to SA mediaArticle

Sanef has announced that it plans to award the 2020 Nat Nakasa Award to the entire South African body of media professionals and journalists...

21 Aug 2020

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Investment in stakeholder relationships key to organisational sustainability post-Covid-19Article

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has illustrated the communication department as a critical function in building organisational reputation, especially during a crisis...

Brightness Mangolothi and Malesela Maubane 12 Aug 2020

#StartupStory: Local entrepreneur dances to the beat of urban culture in SA
#StartupStory: Local entrepreneur dances to the beat of urban culture in SAArticle

South African entrepreneur Andile Mathobela has launched TheJournalistDJ.com, a digital video magazine documenting the dance culture in South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 Jul 2020

Insightopedia: Media trends during Covid-19
Insightopedia: Media trends during Covid-19Article

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the global lockdown, society has relied more on digital platforms for updated information. Here's an in-depth look at what Covid-19 media consumption habits look like...

Issued by Openfield 14 Jul 2020

Media consumption through the roof but not followed by adspend
Media consumption through the roof but not followed by adspendArticle

The Advertising Media Forum (AMF) has a fair vantage point to give perspective on what advertisers, agencies and media owners have faced during the Covid-19 crisis...

Issued by Advertising Media Forum 29 Jun 2020

Getting real about fake news
Getting real about fake newsArticle

Social media has proven to be a devastatingly effective spreader of false information, far faster and to a far wider audience than was ever possible before...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 19 May 2020

Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi is arrested during a protest in Nairobi in 2014. AFP via Getty Images.
New media voices are telling Kenya's Covid-19 stories - from the ground upArticle

In the last two months, a wide range of Covid-19 news stories have provided multiple perspectives on the scale and impact of the pandemic in the Kenyan context...

Wambui Wamunyu 18 May 2020

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"Breaking news" is breaking the newsArticle

Audiences are tuning out of the news. Not because there is a lack of interest, but rather because they simply "just can't" anymore, writes Dustin Chick - managing partner of Razor, a part of the M&C Saatchi Group...

Dustin Chick 6 May 2020

Banishing the scourge of fake news during the Covid-19 crisis
Banishing the scourge of fake news during the Covid-19 crisisArticle

As the Covid-19 pandemic made landfall in South Africa, fake news ramped up on just about every platform, causing widespread panic and paranoia...

Vista Kalipa, Issued by OnPoint PR 24 Apr 2020

Business un-usual at BMi Research
Business un-usual at BMi ResearchArticle

BMi Research continues to operate and is doing everything in its power to ensure that clients continue to receive reports and insights during the enforced 21-day lockdown period...

Kevin Kruger, Issued by BMi Research 6 Apr 2020

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Sanef addresses misinformation and journalists' safety while reporting on Covid-19Article

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

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The next year 10 years will be critical for traditional media industry's transformationArticle

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...

Rirhandzu Shingwenyana 15 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Consuming media and living the dream
#BizTrends2020: Consuming media and living the dreamArticle

With the greatest anticipation that the African marketing and communication industry will thrive and strengthen in the foreseeable future, it is important to note that the way we as South Africa and the greater continent consumes media will determine the speed at which we progress as a nation in that regard...

Gee Motsepe 18 Dec 2019

Court rules that child offenders, victims and witnesses may not be named - even in adulthood
Court rules that child offenders, victims and witnesses may not be named - even in adulthoodArticle

Child offenders, child victims and child witnesses may not be named - even in adulthood, the Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday...

Tania Broughton 5 Dec 2019

Molengwa Rose Luckscheiter.
A challenge for the media: Proactive reportingArticle

The media are challenged to report the whole story when it comes to recent violence in South Africa - including the proactive and positive stories of communities which took steps to protect foreign nationals and say no to Xenophobia, for example...

Molengwa Rose Luckscheiter 23 Sep 2019

Standard Bank Sikuvile 2019 journalist and SA story of the year winners, Dewald Van Rensburg and Sipho Masondo of City Press.
#SBSJA19: All the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism winners!Article

City Press journalists Dewald van Rensburg and Sipho Masondo were named Sikuvile's Journalists of the Year for their stories on VBS, which also won them the South African Story of the Year, at the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards on Thursday evening...

12 Sep 2019

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Sanef addresses recent bombardment of journalists, that P-word incidentArticle

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has responded to the recent incidents affecting the journalism community of South Africa...

12 Sep 2019

Step it up: Let's stop perpetuating gender stereotypes in SA media
Step it up: Let's stop perpetuating gender stereotypes in SA mediaArticle

This Women's Month, UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office (SAMCO) and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) calls on the media to be more mindful of the kind of content they create and share...

Issued by [dot]Good 19 Aug 2019

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Sanef's media credibility and ethics inquiry looks to review editorial systems, practicesArticle

Since its launch in June, the South African National Editors' Forum's (Sanef) Inquiry into Media Credibility and Ethics has received submissions from journalists and members of the public...

13 Aug 2019

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Don't be so hard on yourself, South AfricaArticle

We as South Africans can be pretty tough on ourselves...

Gareth Grant 24 Jul 2019

Winners at the FCJ Excellent Awards.
FCJ Excellence Awards announces 2018 winners!Article

Journalists and community newspapers were honoured for work published in 2018 at the annual Forum of Community Journalists' Excellence Awards that took place on Friday 19 July 2019 at the Leriba Hotel and Spa in Centurion...

22 Jul 2019

Disruptive thinking in the digital age
Disruptive thinking in the digital ageArticle

What is disruptive thinking? How many times have you heard leaders of big companies say we need disruptive marketing campaigns? But many of these people don't understand what disruptive thinking is...

Rirhandzu Shingwenyana 2 Jul 2019

The secret of radio's success: its old strengths remain, but it evolves with the times
The secret of radio's success: its old strengths remain, but it evolves with the timesArticle

Now that we live in a world of Netflix, Spotify and smartphones, people often ask why radio still has such strong staying power as a mass medium and as a channel for advertising...

wayne bischoff 27 Jun 2019

A Kenyan journalist has an altercation with a police officer. EPA/Dai Kurokawa
Accountability in Kenya's media still needs attention. What can be done?Article

In Kenya, there's growing debate about media accountability - that the media should act in the interests of the public good, and that it's accurate, free and fair. Most of the debate has focused on the lack of quality journalism and a decline in journalistic ethics...

Jared Obuya 24 Jun 2019

PR, media and social media should all be in the same WhatsApp group
PR, media and social media should all be in the same WhatsApp groupArticle

PR practitioners should be the ones who are there when media buying strategies are being curated, sold to clients and engagements are taking place with media houses to negotiate further how brands can leverage that media spend for PR deliverables...

Khangelani Dziba 19 Jun 2019

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First Africa Media Index published on Africa's media marketsArticle

Launch of a study that provides insights on trends and knowledge of the African media sector and how it affects investment, governance, local business and economies...

24 May 2019

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