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Is WhatsApp shaping democracy in Africa?

A study shows that the social messaging platform is both emancipatory and destructive, particularly during election campaigns

Journalists believe news and opinion are separate, but readers can’t tell the difference

With many readers coming to news sites from social media links, they may not pay attention to the subtle clues that mark a story published by the opinion staff

The writing was on the wall for SA newspapers long before Covid-19

Publications have cut salaries and frozen posts in a bid to survive the disease, but most owners failed to take appropriate steps when problems emerged in the late 1990s

Educators: Watch your words – they can inspire or deflate

In matric my friends and I got into trouble and were called into the principal’s office to be reprimanded. I do not remember most...

Desperate days for local papers, radio

National newspapers are shedding jobs but the situation is even worse for community media, many of which face closure

Online site a new model for journalism

The Africa Is a Country website offers a rich mix of  news, comment and analysis about the continent

Robbery aimed at ‘killing’ KZN newspaper

Saturday’s brazen raid on Bayede News appears to have been about keeping the newspaper off the streets

Kristine Guillaume becomes Harvard Crimson’s first black woman editor

The twenty-year-old will take over the helm of the only daily paper in Cambridge, Massachusetts next year

Hlaudi Motsoeneng may be the ‘devil’, ­but we can’t ignore the media’s other serpents

SA's newsrooms, fraught with unseen booby traps, are often stifling, with dinosaurs at the helm, writes Kwanele Sosibo.

Media has changed but ownership is in a few hands

There has been transformation in the fourth estate, particularly in terms of the state of newspapers and radio since apartheid, writes Glenda Daniels.

SA newspapers need more than one magic bullet to survive

Newspapers have to creep out of their comfort zones to service an ever-growing platform-agnostic readership.

Zimbabwe police on hunt for ‘hostile’ newspaper editors

A Zanu-PF insider and security agent said editor Edmund Kudzayi was viewed as a security threat.

Hamburger writes book

Newspaper posters continue to fascinate collectors, for their social commentary as much as for their wit.

New media boss either has vision or political motives

South Africa's latest media mogul, Iqbal Survé plans to set up newspapers in other vernacular languages.

Times Media old guard butchered

The pressure has long been on for the company to realise its full potential and satisfy shareholders.

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‘Captured’ water utility exec holes up

Thami Hlongwa seems to be in hiding after a blacklisted technology company scored millions from Umgeni Water and the owner was murdered

Q&A Sessions: ‘Media isn’t dying, it’s changing’

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Eight things you need to know about the vaccine rollout

About 80 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine have arrived in South Africa out of the nine million procured — 300 000 to 500 000 are expected to arrive within two months

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