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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.

 

Start spreading the news

This Friday Gino Shelile, a former TV student in the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies, will leave for New York to attend the UNAOC-EF Summer School in Tarrytown from 24 to 31 August.

 

Call to redefine RU student media

On Tuesday last week representatives from Rhodes University’s two student newspapers met with the School of Journalism and Media Studies to discuss setting up a partnership between the School and student media on campus, Activate, Oppidan Press and Rhodes Music Radio (RMR).

 

Ride for charity

Who said fitness and fun can’t go together? Rhodes University Health Suite's Indoor Cycling Centre is hosting its annual 12-hour cyclathon on 23 August from 8am to 8pm. The Discovery Centre for Health Journalism has sponsored two bicycles and made 24 cycling slots available for free to students in the School of Journalism and Media Studies.