Legacy publications struggle in the digital age and they need investment, not cutting skilled staff
Our grief for people we have not personally known is informed by the narratives and stories we are exposed to – but these stories are not equally told
This is the country in which falling in love may be a death sentence and romance is being stabbed to death, remains dismembered and stuffed into a suitcase to be left on the street
The post-apartheid media has an important role to play in decolonising the South African mind
Coverage of the war in Ukraine shows shows Western views are perpetuated in the media, without balance and an alternative perspective
At least eight journalists have been killed since Russia’s war on Ukraine, but the world over journalists are not safe
The self-regulatory system needs to be reviewed to address the ethics and credibility crisis facing journalism in our country
If we want to avoid seeing the world through an imperial one-way mirror in which “we” are moral and benign and “they” are not, we must extract ourselves from the submissive void and start telling the truth
Considering how much power the media wields means there is a case to be made for government oversight instead of its self-regulation
With changing business models, critical, independent news media need to balance a multiplicity of revenue sources with finding and keeping audiences
Most Russian journalists have been forced into exile amid a state crackdown. But there is some cause for hope
People live a ‘hellish existence’ in countries such as South Sudan, northern Mozambique, the DRC but these are a blip on the international media’s news cycle
There are wars in Africa and Asia and some are rarely commented on in the media, so why is Ukraine different?
The untimely passing of Kuli Roberts, gossip columnist du jour of post-apartheid’s Gilded Age, shocked the nation. Bongani Madondo, who first encountered her earlier in her career, looks beyond the red carpets and banana skins
Commercial media reproduces the views of the dominant class and has been unable to unpack the underlying failures of capitalism
The telecommunications giant has donated a further R800 000 to help the independent media stay afloat
Two M&G articles defending trans-exclusionary views draw on the insidious anti-trans rhetoric flourishing in the UK, but ignore our country’s constitutional protections
On day three of the SAHRC hearings into the July unrest, victim Ntethelelo Mkhize disputes the testimony of activist Sham Maharaj
The low voter turnout in the local polls is something our leading parties must take to heart as they look to rebuild their relationship with the electorate.
Hello from the other side
Zoey Black’s YouTube channel covers everything from her journey as a trans woman to tips on using a camera
It would be refreshing if South Africans encountered political parties that actually walked the talk of embracing the ideals of nonracialism
To achieve a deeper democracy, it is necessary to confront the tensions that have existed between the media and successive presidents since 1994.
Gwen Lister’s book, ‘Comrade Editor’, weaves together a narrative from the strands of her own life, her journalism, and the wider context of Namibia’s struggle for independence
Veteran journalist Felicia Mabuza-Suttle tells us about how she dealt with patriarchy, her passion for youth development and why she is a germaphobe
Athandiwe Saba joins a leadership team headed by Ron Derby, who was appointed editor-in-chief of the 36-year-old publication in May this year
Players and journalists are necessarily intertwined, but there have to be more considerate and respectful ways to bring the game to spectators
Analysis of news coverage in May shows a governing party that is broke — and bitterly at war with itself
Governments, philanthropists, Big Tech, readers and media houses themselves must work together to ensure the sustainability of the media ecosystem
The SABC is simply too important to South Africa’s democracy for it to be gutted: we cannot allow it to die
This is an ode to the women whose names made it into news outlets from 2018 to 2020. It’s also a tribute to the faceless, nameless women whose stories remain untold.
The Ampersand connects the M to the G. We leave ‘when-we’ Weekly Mail nostalgia and financial strain behind and focus on the now