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Why Africa's journalists aren't doing a good job on Covid-19Article

How can African journalism highlight the continent's challenges and vulnerabilities, which are often ignored by internationalised responses?...

George Ogola 3 days ago

SA's entertainment industry is finding novel ways to stay afloat amid the escalation of Covid-19
SA's entertainment industry is finding novel ways to stay afloat amid the escalation of Covid-19Article

Our entertainment industry is nothing if not resilient, Texx and the City's editor Tecla Ciolfi takes a look at some of the ways musicians are rising to the occasion as Covid-19 takes root in SA...

Tecla Ciolfi 3 days ago

Digital marketing during a pandemic
Digital marketing during a pandemicArticle

The past week has seen widespread panic and mass stockpiling, with doomsday predictions running rampant. South African businesses are nervous...

Neil Clarence, Issued by Vicinity Media 3 days ago

Simple, fact-informed hygiene measures can help slow Covid-19 spread in Africa
Simple, fact-informed hygiene measures can help slow Covid-19 spread in AfricaArticle

The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya has jumped to at least 15 (by 23 March) after the government confirmed more cases...

Siddharth Chatterjee 23 Mar 2020

Commuters outside Nairobi Railway Station wash their hands before entering the train station as a preventive measure against COVID-19. Photo by Dennis Sigwe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Covid-19: a guide to good practice on keeping people well informedArticle

The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is spreading across the world. For those who catch it, the vast majority will experience mild symptoms, but for a few it can cause severe disease and death...

Orkan Okan, Kristine Sørensen & Melanie Messer 23 Mar 2020

The Cipla/SADAG Mental Health Journalism Awards 2020
The Cipla/SADAG Mental Health Journalism Awards 2020Article

Since the inception of the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) 26 years ago, one of the most powerful and impactful tools used to reach all South Africans has been the media...

Issued by Cipla 17 Mar 2020

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Coronavirus is a huge story, so journalists must apply the highest ethical standards in how they tell itArticle

From an ethical perspective, covering the coronavirus story is really hard to do well. The reason for this lies in an inherent conflict between two ethical obligations: the obligation to truth-telling and the obligation not to add unjustifiably to public anxiety...

16 Mar 2020

Live Inside and Win the Ride: Meet the contestants
Live Inside and Win the Ride: Meet the contestantsArticle

The excitement is building as five contestants prepare to battle it out to win the brand-new Volkswagen Polo Vivo...

Issued by Smile 90.4FM 11 Mar 2020

Register for the Government Media: Essential Tools for Editors and Journalists short course
Register for the Government Media: Essential Tools for Editors and Journalists short courseArticle

The Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership at Rhodes University invites communication and other front-line-facing officers/managers in central and local government to register for the Government Media: Essential Tools for Editors and Journalists course...

Issued by Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership, Rhodes University 27 Feb 2020

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RIP: Editor and journalist, Shaun Johnson has passed awayArticle

Sanef has announced the untimely passing of journalist and writer, Shaun Johnson. Johnson died yesterday at the age of 60...

25 Feb 2020

Inma announces 2020 Global Media Awards finalists
Inma announces 2020 Global Media Awards finalistsArticle

The International News Media Association (Inma) has announced 173 finalists for the 2020 Global Media Awards competition, including four South African entries...

25 Feb 2020

Burger King’s Fernando Machado
#CannesLions2020: First speakers and sessions announcedArticle

The organisers of Cannes Lions 2020 have announced the first speakers and sessions at the Festival...

20 Feb 2020

News24 launches brand new mobile app
News24 launches brand new mobile appArticle

News24, South Africa's largest digital publisher, has launched a new mobile app with personalised features and enhanced journalism...

Issued by The SpaceStation 18 Feb 2020

Newzroom Afrika shakes up programming to greet new decade
Newzroom Afrika shakes up programming to greet new decadeArticle

Newzroom Afrika is ringing in the 2020s with a programming reboot to keep things fresh and focused for what promises to be a momentous new decade...

Issued by Newzroom Afrika 17 Feb 2020

All the New York Festivals 2020 TV & Film Awards 2020 finalists
All the New York Festivals 2020 TV & Film Awards 2020 finalistsArticle

New York Festivals TV & Film Awards has announced its 2020 competition finalists...

17 Feb 2020

East Africa locust invasion approaching full-blown crisis
East Africa locust invasion approaching full-blown crisisArticle

Widespread hatching and movement in different directions of the destructive desert locusts could turn into a full-blown crisis in the coming weeks in East Africa and neighbouring countries if not stopped, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation warns...

Nelson Mandela Ogema 13 Feb 2020

Kaya FM shakes up mid-day radio with seasoned broadcaster, Unathi Nkayi
Kaya FM shakes up mid-day radio with seasoned broadcaster, Unathi NkayiArticle

Kaya FM names composer, performer, broadcaster and television producer Unathi Nkayi as the host of the newly revamped Monday-Thursday; 12-3pm slot, effective from 2 March 2020...

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 4 Feb 2020

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Secret histories of drugs - legal and illegal - in southern AfricaArticle

If you want to score heroin in some of the historically black suburbs, or townships, of Johannesburg, South Africa, you need to find yourself a 'Snyman'...

Thembisa Waetjen, Julie Parle & Rebecca Hodes 30 Jan 2020

Jazzuary 2020 - Roots and Routes
Jazzuary 2020 - Roots and RoutesArticle

This month, Kaya FM invites listeners to tune in for a month of exceptional music and masterclasses as we celebrate the Roots and Routes of jazz...

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 21 Jan 2020

Register for the Essentials of Digital Media Management short course
Register for the Essentials of Digital Media Management short courseArticle

The Sol Plaatje Institute (SPI) for Media Leadership, Rhodes University invites you to join their five-day management course entitled "Essentials of Digital Media Management" taking place from the 24-28 February...

Issued by Rhodes University 20 Jan 2020

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Veteran journalist Rex Gibson has passed awayArticle

Rex Gibson, who was the last editor of respected South African newspaper, The Rand Daily Mail and who was at the coalface of the Apartheid era's most vicious censorship laws has died...

15 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok
#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTokArticle

While it's not exactly easy to predict the future, there are a few musical movements that have seemed to gain momentum over the last year-or-so, movements that will hopefully be more relevant than ever, in the first year of our new decade...

Tecla Ciolfi 13 Jan 2020

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Dustin Chick to run M&C Saatchi Abel SA's new PR agencyArticle

Dustin Chick will be using his journalism and communications expertise to launch and lead M&C Saatchi Abel's new PR agency, Razor...

9 Jan 2020

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South Asian Digital Media Awards announces 2019 winnersArticle

Manoramaonline.com won Best News Website of the Year Award at the fourth edition of the Wan-Ifra's South Asian Digital Media Awards ...

30 Dec 2019

Create better content in 2020
Create better content in 2020Article

Matt Potter, chief content officer for John Brown Media UK, shares some insight into how to create better content - and it's all about connecting with your consumers on an emotional level...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 20 Dec 2019

#BizTrends2020: Three mega trends that will shape the future of PR and communication
#BizTrends2020: Three mega trends that will shape the future of PR and communicationArticle

When social media appeared in the 2000s it saw the emergence of a whole new digital industry. Many believe that the public relations industry was caught unawares and that they struggled to catch up with the initial opportunities. It is now critical that we prepare for the new wave of changes upon us...

Francois van Dyk 19 Dec 2019

#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

New monetisation models for media are needed
New monetisation models for media are neededArticle

Journalists need to be taught how to be entrepreneurs so they can contribute to the survival of the media industry, said Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, chairman of the APO Group...

Louise Burgers 16 Dec 2019

FIPP Insight Award presented to Julia Raphaely by James Hewes, FIPP and Ruud van den Berg, UPM. Image source: .
2019 FIPP World Media Congress: Highlights and key insightsArticle

Julia Raphaely, CEO of Associated Media Publishing shares highlights of the 2019 FIPP World Media Congress, held in Las Vegas last month...

Julia Raphaely 13 Dec 2019

Police officers detain Sahara Reporters journalist Victor Ogungbenro during a protest in Lagos, Nigeria, on August 5, 2019. Staff at the online newspaper report sustained harassment targeting them and their website. Credit: CPJ/AP/Sunday Alamba.
US-Nigeria website censoredArticle

US-Nigerian Sahara Reporters website reports assets frozen amid surveillance, censorship...

12 Dec 2019

Fighting breaks out as security personnel attempt to re-arrest Nigerian activist and journalist Omoyele Sowore at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria, on December 6, 2019. Sowore and other activist-journalists have been jailed in Nigeria and Ethiopia amid a crackdown on free expression. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde.
Nigeria and Ethiopia jail activist-journalists amid crackdown on free expressionArticle

The ongoing detentions of Nigerian publisher Agba Jalingo and Ethiopian editor Fekadu Mahtemework, don't tell the whole story of their governments' crackdowns on freedom of expression...

Muthoki Mumo and Jonathan Rozen 11 Dec 2019

#Bestof2019: 10 Showmax hits from Africa that made waves internationally
#Bestof2019: 10 Showmax hits from Africa that made waves internationallyArticle

Here are 10 hits from Africa and its diaspora that made waves internationally this year, which are all available on Showmax...

9 Dec 2019

Top journalists Ngalwa and Grootes to join Newzroom Afrika
Top journalists Ngalwa and Grootes to join Newzroom AfrikaArticle

Newzroom Afrika has boosted its editorial line up with the appointment of two seasoned journalists - former Daily Dispatch editor-in-chief Sbu Ngalwa and veteran radio journalist Stephen Grootes who join the channel in December...

Zamahlasela Gabela, Issued by Newzroom Afrika 5 Dec 2019

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Maisha Magic to air Namu crime showArticle

Allan Namu signed a television agreement with Maisha Magic to produce a police program...

3 Dec 2019

Media moves - New editorial appointments at Independent Media
Media moves - New editorial appointments at Independent MediaArticle

Independent Media is pleased to announce several key editorial appointments, which will come into immediate effect...

Issued by Independent Media 2 Dec 2019

2020 Bookmark Awards Special Honours Category still open for IAB SA members (and they are free to enter)
2020 Bookmark Awards Special Honours Category still open for IAB SA members (and they are free to enter)Article

The Bookmarks Special Honours Category is where the industry recognises those individuals, skills and companies that have gone beyond the benchmark in digital...

Issued by IAB South Africa 28 Nov 2019

IPFA winners, New York.
International Press Freedom Awards announcedArticle

CPJ gala recognises courageous journalists from developing democracies, celebrates press freedom...

27 Nov 2019

Ads24: Curating content and creating greatness for winning results
Ads24: Curating content and creating greatness for winning resultsArticle

Gayle Edmunds, head of Ads24's new Content Hub, is the worthy recipient of the 2019 Africa Science Desk Journalism Award for Science and Innovation Editor, for her facilitation of "an innovative and educational series on the impact of climate change on agriculture and food security"...

Issued by Ads24 27 Nov 2019

Applications open for Rhodes University's Postgraduate Diploma in Media Management
Applications open for Rhodes University's Postgraduate Diploma in Media ManagementArticle

The Postgraduate Diploma in Media Management (PGDip in Media Management) is an intensive, year-long fulltime programme accredited at the honours degree level (NQF Level 8) by South Africa's Qualifications Authority (SAQA)...

Issued by Rhodes University 26 Nov 2019

Simon Dingle, in action at Catalyst Africa.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Simon Dingle on how media is being reimagined in the 21st centuryArticle

With his characteristic dry, wry wit in full force, I sat down with entrepreneur-at-heart Simon Dingle for an exclusive interview after his Catalyst Africa presentation, on why an open internet that connects people is a winner for every industry...

Leigh Andrews 25 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Searching for the next 'M-Pesa unicorn', skilling Generation Disrupted
#AfricaCom: Searching for the next 'M-Pesa unicorn', skilling Generation DisruptedArticle

An all-female AfricaCom panel discussed the fact that the backbone of a truly digital economy is hyper-connectivity. While M-Pesa is still celebrated a decade after it disrupted the way money works on the continent forever, digital inclusion remains a problem. How do we scale innovation, yet leave no-one behind?

Leigh Andrews 22 Nov 2019

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The role of readers-first newsrooms and why trust is key in reader revenue [report]Article

A new report by Inma (the International News Media Association) looks at the essential functions of a readers-first newsroom, why trust is key in reader revenue, what readers will pay for, and how news media leadership can guide this transition...

22 Nov 2019

People take part in a parade to mark the 24th self-declared independence day for the breakaway region of Somaliland in the capital Hargeisa on May 18, 2015. On November 18, 2019, Somaliland police shut down a TV station and arrested its editor. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Feisal Omar.
Somaliland police shut down Horn Cable TV, arrest its editorArticle

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland to immediately allow the privately owned Horn Cable TV to operate freely...

21 Nov 2019

Moagi Bodibe joins Wunderman Thompson as chief strategy officer
Moagi Bodibe joins Wunderman Thompson as chief strategy officerArticle

Wunderman Thompson, formerly known as Wunderman SA, has appointed Moagi Bodibe as its chief strategy officer...

Issued by Wunderman Thompson 19 Nov 2019

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