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Bizcommunity's Leigh Andrews, only South African shortlisted for WIM awards
Bizcommunity's Leigh Andrews, only South African shortlisted for WIM awards

Bizcommunity is proud to announce that from a huge response of global submissions to the UK-based Women in Marketing Awards, Biz Editor-in-Chief Marketing & Media, Leigh Andrews has been shortlisted as a finalist...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2017

Redi's book on Khwezi racks up super sales
Redi's book on Khwezi racks up super sales

Former talk show host Redi Tlhabi's book, Khwezi: The Remarkable Story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo, an account of the life of President Jacob Zuma's rape accuser, has been an instant hit...

By Nomahlubi Jordaan and Ernest Mabuza 29 Sep 2017

Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industry
Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industry

‘World News Publishers Outlook 2017, the new report from World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra), examines what are the world's top media executives' priorities in profitable news media businesses around the world...

21 Sep 2017

UN and AU-led project to document Africa's liberation history
UN and AU-led project to document Africa's liberation history

Africa's liberation history is to be documented in a project endorsed by the United Nations and the African Union...

18 Sep 2017

It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint
It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues...

By Pietari Kaapa 18 Aug 2017

Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought
Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought

An interview with Fort CEO Shukri Toefy, where he shares insights into the changing value chain of the new creative economy...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2017

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Newspaper woes send Murdoch's News Corp into red

NEW YORK - US media group News Corp on Thursday reported a loss in the past quarter, hit by declines in advertising and writedowns at its global newspapers...

11 Aug 2017

Mike Schalit, Net#work’s creative co-founder and creative chief of BBDO SA Group.
Net#work BBDO to launch limited edition book on creativity

Marking its 23rd year, Net#work BBDO is publishing a limited-edition coffee table book that examines insights into the nature and process of creativity...

2 Aug 2017

The New York Times reported it swung to profit in the past quarter on gains in digital subscriptions and online advertising |
Subscription gains help put NY Times in profit column

NEW YORK - The New York Times Co. said on Thursday gains in paid digital subscriptions and stronger online advertising revenues helped the newspaper swing to profit in the second quarter...

28 Jul 2017

Report encourages intra-African trade
Report encourages intra-African trade

ECA-WTO joint publication on role of Aid for Trade in boosting intra-African trade launched in Geneva...

28 Jul 2017

Former president Nelson Mandela's life is profiled tonight on DStv's History Channel |
Madiba 'brand' a winner

From colouring books to signed autobiographies, there is no denying that the Nelson Mandela name is a money spinner...

By Petru Saal 25 Jul 2017

A paywall is under construction in Facebook's Instant Articles section where the social network has agreements with select outlets to publish directly to the platform, according to a story initially published online at TheStreet |
Facebook to test news story paywalls: report

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook will test limiting the number of published news stories that can be read for free on its Instant Articles platform for premium publishers, US media reported on Wednesday...

21 Jul 2017

US newsstands are increasingly rare as readers turn to online platforms for information |
US newspaper group assails Google-Facebook online 'duopoly'

WASHINGTON - The US newspaper industry on Monday warned of a "duopoly" in online news by Google and Facebook, and called for legislation that would relax antitrust rules allowing collective negotiations with the internet giants...

11 Jul 2017

Bushra al-Fadil
Bushra al-Fadil wins 18th Caine Prize for African Writing

Bushra al-Fadil has won the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing with his short story entitled “The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away”, translated by Max Shmookler...

5 Jul 2017

Kenya's Ngugi dumps Swedish book fair over far-right newspaper
Kenya's Ngugi dumps Swedish book fair over far-right newspaper

Kenyan literary icon Ngugi wa Thiong'o has pulled out of an annual Swedish book fair in protest at the presence of a right-wing extremist newspaper...

29 Jun 2017

#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan
#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan

The Afropolitan recently celebrated its 50th edition with a gala evening where publisher Sean Press announced philosopher, Kaya FM radio host and writer Kojo Baffoe the new editor of the magazine.

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jun 2017

Telling Africa's history from an African perspective
Telling Africa's history from an African perspective

DW launches history project for young Africans in cooperation with Gerda Henkel Foundation...

23 Jun 2017

Tiso Blackstar Group's headquarters at Hill on Empire in Parktown. Photo:
Times Media has a new name

Shortly after moving premises from Rosebank to Parktown, Times Media Group today announced that it is operating under a new name...

12 Jun 2017

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Real-time advertising can catapult newspapers to greater revenues

Publications can improve advertising revenues if they take advantage of real-time print adverts and that will help not only their ailing fortunes but the ailing fortunes of publishing printers, too...

By Vaughan Patterson 18 Apr 2017

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10 ways publishers can increase and sustain website visitors

After almost a decade in the marketing and publishing industry, Greg Mason shares the common mistakes publishers make and how they can sustainably grow their audience...

By Greg Mason 28 Mar 2017

Muslims in Seychelles - A Historical Appraisal of their Legacy
Muslims in Seychelles - A Historical Appraisal of their Legacy

Muslims in Seychelles succinctly portrays the consolidation of Islam in Seychelles and how Islam has managed to become vibrant in a country which is predominantly Christian...

Issued by Regent Business School 20 Feb 2017

Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais
Transformation in Africa requires a convergence of ideas, initiatives, vision

The Convergence of Nations is a compilation of essays from 30 authors and underlines Africa's potential to profit from globalisation and secure long-term strategic growth…

15 Feb 2017

The New York Times and Spotify new subscription service will cost users $5 a week in the US ()
NY Times teams with Spotify for music-news offering

NEW YORK - The New York Times said on Wednesday it had teamed up with the online service Spotify in bid to lure subscribers with a "news and music experience"...

9 Feb 2017

Ringier launches Business Insider Sub Saharan Africa
Ringier launches Business Insider Sub Saharan Africa

Business Insider will cover business news, enterprise, finance, politics, and technology from across the continent and beyond…

24 Jan 2017

News portal telling Africa's story launches in Ghana
News portal telling Africa's story launches in Ghana

Readers can access a new Africa news portal via their mobile phones, tablets and desktops with 24/7 news services…

10 Jan 2017

African Factbook project aims to publish info on Africa
African Factbook project aims to publish info on Africa

AUC signs MOU with Book of African Records for The African Factbook project - containing useful facts about Africa and the African peoples ...

20 Dec 2016

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Promoting a general history of Africa

Launched in 1964, the elaboration of the eight volumes of the General History of Africa has mobilised more than 230 historians and specialists for more than 35 years...

14 Dec 2016

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#INMAAfrica: How mobile fits into the publishing puzzle

"We're a print publication, we don't need mobile." While this may be true for now, current trends indicate that you can't afford to keep your head in the sand about the changing publishing model a moment longer, particularly in Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2016

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#INMAAfrica: Digital doesn't trump print... yet.

Speakers at the first day of the INMA Global Media Summit Africa were that rare mix of funny, knowledgeable and approachable. Here are some of my favourite moments from the day, all highlighting the fact that we need not panic and become 'jack-of-all-trades' publishers...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Nov 2016

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Five key shifts shaping Africa's entertainment and media industry

The internet, video games, television, and filmed entertainment segments of sub-Saharan Africa's entertainment and media industry are projected to continue to show growth up to 2020...

26 Sep 2016

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