Quite a few of the papers have focused on the strange killing of a young man at a Cape Town city-bowl garage in broad daylight over the weekend. The most peculiar thing was that the shooter calmly waited for about 20 minutes in the parking lot for the cops to arrest him instead of legging […]
In case you missed the weekend papers – and I’m pleased to say that Rapport is back while the Sunday Sun will now be included in this regular Monday post.
Michael Schmidt has come out with a new book that will be very interesting to many SA journalists as it offers an insight into what it was like to report under the apartheid regime and on the rock-and-roll world of transition to democracy and the new South Africa. Published by BestRed, an imprint of the […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
The fracas centred on a picture of Independent Newspapers’ Karima Brown and Vukani Mde attending the ANC’s Cape Town birthday rally wearing ANC merchandise continued over the weekend, with a picture of City Press senior political reporter being re-posted on social media wearing an EFF beret at the party’s 2013 launch. The Du Plessis pic, […]