If we don't want unethical behaviour to infect African journalism, we should urge media houses to embrace the AMI Principles, says Guy Berger.
The 200th edition of Converse is also its last: a swansong timed to coincide with South Africa's National Press Freedom Day.
What do the following have in common: A cartoon about rape, a song about killing boers, and a photo mash-up of teachers and gay bodybuilders.
There's renewed focus on newspaper ownership by the ANC, even as they're becoming less hardline about the Media Appeals Tribunal and the Secrecy Bill.
Imagine a forum on agriculture without the farmers present. The same logic applies to a bunch of people discussing a new law for the SABC.
Wouldn't it be grand if health journalism became the healthiest trend-setter for the whole family of journalism?
National Press Freedom Day on October 19 is a fitting anniversary to take stock of threats to South African journalism.
Many people don't want to talk about it. Newspapers have been hammered for featuring an artist's musings on it.
Faced with mega-messes in education and joblessness, the ANC conference this week thought it could make easy headway with regard to media freedom.
It's a re-run: rather than only reporting on South Africa, the SABC is itself once again a news story. And for all the wrong reasons.