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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.

 

Being & Belonging in South Africa - JMS an Integral Part of Think! Fest

Running for the duration of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, 28th June to the 8th July 2012, the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies research project into citizenship and media (funded by the Mellon Foundation) will host an exhibition, a series of lectures, panel discussions, and films in which citizenship and democracy are explored, opened up and debated by a range of experts in both media and activism.

 

"Stage to Paper" A National Arts Festival Exhibition of a Decade of UBOM in Greenway Photographs

JMS Photography lecturer Paul Greenway has been photographing the trailblazing Eastern Cape theatre company, UBOM, for years – capturing the evocative imagery of this vital contributor to community upliftment through the power of performance. Now, a decade of UBOM is celebrated in Greenway’s photographic exhibition “UBOM – Stage to Paper” at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival.

 

JMS-Run Cue Excels @ 2012 National Arts Festival

From its daily festival print newspaper, to its online site, radio podcasts and updates, and television programming, Cue generated an immense amount of wonderful material on the “11 Days of Amazing” that was the Grahamstown National Arts Festival 2012 – staffed by JMS staff and students.