JMS Mellon Humanities Focus Area – An Enlightened Approach to Media & Citizenship
With the holistic and multifaceted study of issues pertaining to media and citizenship as its raison d’etre, the JMS Mellon Humanities Focus Area has fast become a prolific generator of relevant discourse spanning the complete audio-visual spectrum, from international discussion and global dialogue, to dynamic exhibitions, public lectures, podcasts and a blossoming online presence.
JMS Student Awarded Mnet’s Prestigious Carte Blanche Television Student Scholarship
Final year BJourn television student Aimee Caulfield was awarded the prestigious Carte Blanche Scholarship for her final year of study, after an exhaustive selection process that included in depth interviews by, and presentations to, Carte Blanche Executive Producer Georg Mazerakis.
Internationally Renowned Media Culture and Education Scholar Speaks at JMS
Academic, author and editor of some of the key texts in the debates around childhood and digital media, London University’s Prof David Buckingham discusses whether technology creates a 'toxic childhood' leading to dispersed attention and cyberbullying; or whether the new 'thumb generation' is empowered as never before through digital and mobile marvels – and how these arguments relate to the construction of childhood?
JMS at the Vanguard of New Approaches to African Media Research
JMS was strongly represented by staff and students presenting papers at an international conference on everyday media culture in Africa
JMS Graduates Scoop Health Journalism Awards
Two recent Rhodes University School of Journalism graduates won prestigious Journalism Excellence awards at a ceremony in Sandton on Monday 7 May. Fatima Simjee (BJourn class of 2009) won the inaugural 'LoveLife young upcoming Health Journalist of the year' award and Siphosethu Stuurman (BJourn class of 2010) won the Discovery Health 'Best radio health journalism' award.