Well done to watchdogs Dispatch, Daily Voice & The Witness: SA front pages, Tues 2015-01-27

There some very good leads out there today on the front pages, from the Dispatch’s story about the Eastern Cape premier’s recently appointed director-general  being charged with rape to the Daily Voice’s story* on former Western Cape ANC leader Chris Nissen being bust for drunk driving in his Porsche.  Nissen was bust for the same […]

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German website seeking African journalism

This came to Grubstreet this morning from Germany via Peter Bruce, former Business Day editor, and it looks well worth investigating if you’re a South African journalist seeking new outlets for your work. – GM Journafrica is a German-based online platform launched in November last year looking for African stories. It translates the stories, publishes […]

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Media internships: what’s on offer to budding SA journalists [Part 1]

There are interesting changes afoot in print-media houses’ internship programmes that reflect shifts in the industry. Media24, for instance, now seeks out computer-science, commerce and TV and film graduates along with those with journalism degrees in line with the company’s thrust towards digital, multimedia and e-commerce. Times Media Group is looking at radio becoming a […]

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Where social media fall short

The public response to the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner has been compared to the 1960s civil rights movement. There are many differences between what happened 50 odd years ago and today but one of the biggest is the existence of the Internet. The Internet is often portrayed as a mobilization tool and, […]

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Deadlines for entries for four SA journ awards coming up (plus one international)

UPDATE, 20 JAN: We’ve just received information about the Citi Journalistic Excellence Awards 2015, which is open to South Africans and  looks fantastic. Check out this press release. – Grubstreet ed. The winning journalist is awarded the grand prize to participate in an elite programme administered by the prestigious Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and […]

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