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Dr. Glenda Daniels Launches Her Book "Fight for Democracy" at JMS

In her book - "Fight for Democracy" - Daniels, a South African journalist for over 20 years, provides a critical insight into the ANC’s treatment of print media since the country’s transition to democracy. The BOOK launch took place at JMS as part of the Highway Africa Conference, and the story below first appeared in "Open Source" - the conference's own daily newspaper, staffed by personnel and students of JMS.

 

SA Infantry Formation Visits JMS

Thirty communication officers from every SANDF infantry battalion in South Africa, as well key personnel of Grahamstown's First City Regiment and 6th SA Infantry Battalion, visited JMS as part of their weeklong media workshop at the 6 SAI military base in Grahamstown – meeting with various JMS and SPI members of staff to discuss potential synergies, followed by a tour of the AMM building.

 

SPEAKING OUR MINDS Participatory journalism short films

JMS is hosting a screening of short films on the issues that bother young people in Grahamstown. The programme called SPEAKING OUR MINDS consists of24 short films - each a collaboration between the 24 third-year TV students and the 24 school learners from Grahamstown township high schools to tackle issues that "tick off" the learner.

 

Primedia Broadcasting Group Editor-in-Chief Addresses JMS

In a rare visit to the Eastern Cape, Primedia Broadcasting Group Editor-in-Chief and Head of Eyewitness News, Kate Katopodis, took time out from a frenetic schedule to address JMS staff and students on new models of integrated content provision being pioneered today, within which multimedia and multi-platform content creation play a key role.

 

JMS – Where SA’s Media Elite Meet

It’s not often that a Media School 1000km away from the executive and legislative capitals, and financial and media centres of South Africa, can boast that its recent guests include the ruling party’s national spokesperson, the official opposition’s shadow minister of communication, the winner of the International Press Institute’s prestigious World Press Hero Award and one of the country’s leading media lawyers – just in the last month. And yet, Mr Jackson Mthembu, Ms Marian Shinn MP, Dr Raymond Louw and Dr. Dario Milo respectively, all played a magnificent role from mid-April to mid-May at JMS.