Author

 
Franz Krüger

Franz Krüger

Franz Krüger is adjunct professor and director of the Wits Radio Academy. He is also the ombud for the Mail & Guardian, a member of the South African Press Appeals Panel and the editor of www.journalism.co.za.His book Black, white and grey: journalism ethics in South Africa was published in 2004, while a second title, The Radio Journalism Toolkit, was published in 2006.He is a journalist of some 25 years’ experience and has worked in print and broadcasting in South Africa, Namibia and the UK. Krüger set up the alternative East Cape News Agencies in the 80s and was part of the first management team of the democratic era at the SABC.  
Alarm raised by ship's cats still resonates
Alarm raised by ship's cats still resonates
THE OMBUD
Smutty take obscures the true role sex played
Smutty take obscures the true role sex played
It was a big surprise to see a picture of Olivia Forsyth on the cover of the Mail & Guardian.
Public sentiment is a poor gauge of the need for balance
Public sentiment is a poor gauge of the need for balance
After the recent United States Supreme Court ruling in favour of same-sex marriage, several prominent US news organisations nailed their colours to...
M&G left the door wide open for critics
M&G left the door wide open for critics
The ...
Ship out to isolated St Helena before the planes land
Ship out to isolated St Helena before the planes land
There’s something uniquely attractive about islands. Self-contained and complete, their defined edges offer a sharp sense of being cut off from...
Let's dismount from objectivity's high horse and start talking
Let's dismount from objectivity's high horse and start talking
The new year kicked off with one of those periodic convulsions that the world of journalism seems prone to.
The perpetuity of online journalism
The perpetuity of online journalism
A reader offended by obscenities in online comments, a man who shared the name of a former government official and a Christian charity running a home...
Was evidence of 'romantic' link sufficient?
Was evidence of 'romantic' link sufficient?
The lead story in the Mail & Guardian two weeks ago contained a buried landmine. About six paragraphs in, the story raised the explosive...
Watchdog thumbs nose at government
Watchdog thumbs nose at government
A feisty Zambian website is showing how the smart use of new media can circumvent official attempts to silence critical voices.
The truth about false balance
The truth about false balance
The media covering the Gaza crisis are caught in the crossfire, whether they are physically in the area or not. Accusations of bias are rife from...
Good-news SABC is bad news
Good-news SABC is bad news
In 1994, the SABC was an exciting place to be, full of the promise of a new start. With new leadership, the corporation wanted to forget its past as...
Net privacy not just about ?'forgetting'
Net privacy not just about ?'forgetting'
Spare a thought for Google. In the wake of a ruling by the European Court of Justice, the internet search giant has to set up extensive new machinery...