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
Journalists must be ever aware of the need for fairness and accuracy, but regulation is anathema.
Smutty take obscures the true role sex played
Smutty take obscures the true role sex played
The way the M&G handled a review of apartheid spy Olivia Forsyth's book has triggered angry questions about patriarchal attitudes in the newsroom.
Public sentiment is a poor gauge of the need for balance
Public sentiment is a poor gauge of the need for balance
In the small space between generally accepted truths and contentious issues, editors need sufficient critical distance.
M&G left the door wide open for critics
M&G left the door wide open for critics
The newspaper erred in turning a suggestion made at an ANC workshop into a party decision.
Ship out to isolated St Helena before the planes land
Ship out to isolated St Helena before the planes land
Drawn by romance and remoteness, a family embarks on a holiday to St Helena.
Let's dismount from objectivity's high horse and start talking
Let's dismount from objectivity's high horse and start talking
A journalism of conversation is a responsibility to the quality and inclusiveness of the debates that ripple across society.
The perpetuity of online journalism
The perpetuity of online journalism
The biggest challenge of an online presence is that material on the web remains there forever.
Was evidence of 'romantic' link sufficient?
Was evidence of 'romantic' link sufficient?
When the facts are scarce, a sceptical reader must be persuaded that the inferences made are sound.
Watchdog thumbs nose at government
Watchdog thumbs nose at government
Underground journalists' colourful online version of Zambian politics cannot be silenced.
The truth about false balance
The truth about false balance
The Ombud speaks out on when the journalistic ideal of fairness is co-opted.
Good-news SABC is bad news
Good-news SABC is bad news
As under apartheid, the state broadcaster is still kowtowing to politicians it should be shunning.