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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

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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

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

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German media groups furious after 32 reporters barred from G20

BERLIN - German media groups protested Wednesday after government authorities at last week's G20 summit suddenly withdrew the accreditations of 32 journalists on unspecified security grounds...

13 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

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Sunday Times Literary Awards 2017 winners announced

This year's winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards, in association with Porcupine Ridge, were announced on Saturday night, 24 June at Tiso Blackstar Group's (formerly Times Media) new office venue at Hill on Empire in Parktown, Johannesburg.

26 Jun 2017

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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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#WNC17: Highlights from Day 2

Day 2 of the World News Media Congress began with a breakfast panel discussion, particularly for women in news, around the gender biases in reporting and how media and advertisers represent these...

9 Jun 2017

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#WNC17: Highlights from Day 1

DURBAN: Following the Women in News Summit, the men were ready as ever to take the stage, with the second half of Day 1 at the World News Media Congress kicking off with a roundtable on sports news as a major driver for media innovation...

8 Jun 2017

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#WNC17: Turkish journalist Can Dündar receives the Golden Pen Award

DURBAN: Turkish journalist and former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper, Can Dündar is the deserving recipient of the Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers...

8 Jun 2017

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Wan-Ifra calls on South Africa government to protect media freedom

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) has called on the South African government for renewed solidarity in the wake of threats to media freedom...

8 Jun 2017

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Newspapers build loyal audiences with quality journalism

Key findings from the Wan-Ifra's annual World Press Trends survey were presented at the 69th World News Media Congress and 24th World Editors Forum in Durban...

7 Jun 2017

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Consumers less distracted when reading newspapers or magazines

Latest research from PRC's Media View shows that time spent reading is more focused and far less distracted...

15 May 2017

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Sanef expresses concern over media freedom

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has expressed its concern regarding a spate of incidents that have the potential to erode media freedom in South Africa...

2 May 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

Overcoming fake news with credible news brands
Overcoming fake news with credible news brands

Fake news is a big issue for news brands, whose credibility matters more than ever before. It is time to sort the wheat from the chaff before the trustworthiness of the media industry as a whole is brought into question...

29 Mar 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

Asha Ahmed Mwilu and Rashid Idi named CNN Multichoice African Journalists 2016.
African Journalists of the Year

Asha Ahmed Mwilu and Rashid Idi named CNN Multichoice African Journalists 2016...

17 Oct 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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CPJ calls on South Sudan to reopen newspaper

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities in South Sudan to immediately reopen the Nation Mirror...

20 Sep 2016

Newspaper advertising leads to better ROI
Newspaper advertising leads to better ROI

According to research conducted by effective consultancy, Benchmarketing, newspaper advertising increases a media campaigns effectives. The study was commissioned by Newsworks (UK) as detailed by warc.

20 Sep 2016

S Sudan paper shut down as it headlines govt corruption
S Sudan paper shut down as it headlines govt corruption

The South Sudan government has shut down the country's main English-language daily, which headlined news on a war profiteering report commissioned by actor George Clooney...

19 Sep 2016

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World News Media Congress comes to Africa

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) will hold its 69th World News Media Congress, 24th World Editors Forum, and 27th World Advertising Forum in Durban, South Africa, in 2017...

5 Jul 2016

Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards
Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards

Kenya's Business Daily journalist, Allan Odhiambo, wins at Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism...

10 Jun 2016

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Is print media dead?

It is no longer business as usual, but there is a future for print in Africa, yet...

By Samuel O. Adeyemi 26 May 2016

Private media struggle against Africa's state-owned Goliaths
Private media struggle against Africa's state-owned Goliaths

Can the rise of private media in Africa scale back the dominance of state-owned media on the continent?

By Sulemana Braimah 3 May 2016

The birth of the Windhoek Declaration
The birth of the Windhoek Declaration

'We had big dreams': a look back at the birth of the Windhoek Declaration...

By Gwen Lister 3 May 2016

Turning freedom of expression resolutions into reality
Turning freedom of expression resolutions into reality

Today, 3 May, is World Press Freedom Day and the 25-year anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on media freedom in Africa...

By Pansy Tlakula 3 May 2016

Gannett bids for Tribune Publishing newspaper rival
Gannett bids for Tribune Publishing newspaper rival

WASHINGTON - Gannett on Monday announced a bid for Tribune Publishing for $815 million, in a deal that would consolidate the owner of USA Today with the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune...

26 Apr 2016

Mixed reactions trail newspaper price increase
Mixed reactions trail newspaper price increase

Some major newspapers have raised their cover prices at a time when online publishing is giving print media a lot of competition and when Nigerians are wading through financial difficulties...

By Onimisi Alao 4 Apr 2016

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