Unearthed Broadcast Series Unveiled
Created by the 2012 second year JMS2 students, the Unearthed broadcast series examines the place of research within the core pillar of Community Engagement at Rhodes University - in a series of broadcast pieces that can be accessed directly via this story.
EWN Chief dissects SA Media landscape
The changing face of South African media took centre stage on Tuesday evening as Primedia Broadcasting’s Kate Katopodis descended on Rhodes University‘s Africa Media Matrix to deliver a presentation.
JMS Academics Present at the International Association of Media and Communications Research (IAMCR) Conference in Durban
July was an important month for the Mellon Focus Area at JMS, with four members of the project attending the International Association of Media and Communications Research (IAMCR) Conference and three of them presenting at the Conference. Another wonderful conference spinoff was meeting global media academic Dr Katrin Voltmer and convincing her to take a short detour from Durban to Grahamstown to visit JMS.
'Born Frees'- Youth Attitudes Towards Democracy Examined @ JMS
The youth of today have forgotten the struggles of their forefathers. So says Prof Robert Mattes of UCT, who recently presented a range of his groundbreaking research findings to JMS as part of the ‘Media and Citizenship’ initiative of the Mellon Humanities Focus Area at JMS. The most interesting and frightening finding of all? - Only one third of South Africans support democracy as a form of government. PG Dip student Nontsikelelo Mpulo, wrote the following about the matter, in JMS' own publicly distributed biweekly newspaper, Grocott's Mail.
The Latest Issue of Ecquid Novi: Journal of African Journalism Studies is out now.
Edited by JMS Deputy Head Prof Herman Wasserman, and considered the definitive journal of African Journalism Studies, this latest edition - #33 - is brimming with pan-African media content. As Prof Wasserman says in his editor's note, "This edition examines journalism in all four corners of the continent ... (and) a wide range of issues is also covered, from tabloids in South Africa, to the extractive sector in Ghana and Nigeria, and from the elections in Kenya to the Arab Spring uprisings."