Missourian journalism prof visits JMS
Jeanne Abbott, managing editor of The Missourian and professor at the School of Journalism at the University of Columbia-Missouri, will be joining the Rhodes School of Journalism and Media Studies this week to talk about the integration of Grocott’s Mail with the School.
Monitor warns on housing lag
The Public Services Accountability Monitor (PSAM) said they will hold Makana Municipality to account over a five-year delay in completing a housing project in KwaNdancama.
Video boost for future journalists
Upstart, a newspaper project which works with pupils from Grade 8 to Grade 11, received a boost in the form of a videomaking kit from Vuselela Media.
Welcome to Beijing, Lincoln!
This Friday Rhodes University and SPI alumnus Lincoln van der Westhuizen will fly to China to start the next two years as a Master’s student in business journalism at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Myth of the powerless private
Journalists in South Africa are sometimes criticised from a Leftwing, Marxist perspective, for being tools of capitalist owners, but another perspective was heard at Rhodes University this week by Professor Steven Friedman.