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JMS boasts with 103 graduates

Date Released: Fri, 21 April 2017 12:09 +0200

 

By Ettioné Ferreira

This year the JMS team celebrated 103 JMS graduates during the various ceremonies held between 20 April and 23 April, ranging from BA, BJourn, PGDipJMS, PGDipMM, PGDipEJ, MA to PhD.

Our MA and PhD students this year have brought forward a range of interesting research topics:

PhD:

BOSHOFF, Priscilla Ann, MA (Rhodes), in Journalism & Media Studies, in the School of Journalism and Media Studies. Degree by thesis. Thesis: Crime and punishment Mzanzi style: An exploration of the discursive production of criminality and popular justice in South Africa’s Daily Sun.
Supervisor: Professor J Prinsloo.

OELOFSEN, Heiletha Maria, MPhil (Stell), in Journalism & Media Studies, in the School of Journalism and Media Studies. Degree by thesis. Thesis: Hearing the citizens: Inequality, access to journalists and the prospects for inclusively mediated spaces of political deliberation in South Africa. Supervisors: Professor AC Garman and Professor HJ Wasserman.

SANTOS, Phillip, MA (Rhodes), in Journalism & Media Studies, in the School of Journalism and Media Studies. Degree by thesis. Thesis: A political discourse analysis of social memory, collective identity and nation-building in The Sunday Mail and the Standard of Zimbabwe between 1999 and 2013. Supervisor: Professor LN Steenveld. Co-supervisor: Professor E Msindo.

Priscilla

MA in JMS:

AKINGBADE, Olutobi Elijah, BAHons (Port Harcourt), in Journalism & Media Studies, in the School of Journalism and Media Studies. Degree by coursework and thesis. Thesis: Negotiating the line between information and panic: A case study of Vanguard’s coverage of the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria.

EZE, Ogemdi Uchenna, BA (Nigeria), in Journalism & Media Studies, in the School of Journalism and Media Studies. Degree by coursework and thesis. Thesis: “Beyond Buhari, Jonathan”: An assessment of four Nigerian newspapers’ (The Guardian, Vanguard, Independent and Leadership) editorial coverage of the 2015 Nigerian general elections.

GOVENDER, Carissa Jade, BAHons (Rhodes), in Journalism & Media Studies, in the School of Journalism and Media Studies. Degree by thesis. Thesis: Lurking or listening?: An ethnographic study of online and offline student political participation through the #RhodesMustFall protests at Rhodes University

JAMAL, Ahmad Yusuf, BSocSciHons (UKZN), in Journalism & Media Studies, with distinction, in the School of Journalism and Media Studies. Degree by thesis. Thesis: Subjectivity and Social Resistance: A theoretical Analysis of the Matrix Trilogy.

KABWATO, Chris Barnard, BA (Zimbabwe), in Journalism & Media Studies, in the School of Journalism and Media Studies. Degree by coursework and thesis. Thesis: The emergence of youth protest music as alternative media in Zimbabwe: A Gramscian analysis.

KAPIRI, Francis, BA (Journ) (Malawi), in Journalism & Media Studies, in the School of Journalism and Media Studies. Degree by coursework and thesis. Thesis: Producing journalism about climate change for news and agricultural radio: A case study of Malawi’s public broadcaster.

LISHIVHA, Welcome Mandla, BAHons (Wits), in Journalism & Media Studies, in the School of Journalism and Media Studies. Degree by coursework and thesis. Thesis: Modern celebrity and inspiration in South Africa: An examination of the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans.

MUSHAMBATWA, Inutu, BA (Zambia), in Journalism & Media Studies, in the School of Journalism and Media Studies. Degree by coursework and thesis. Thesis: An investigation into the popularity of Latin soap operas among Zambian viewers: A reception study of Lusaka women.

NCUBE, Meli Mthabisi, BAHons (UCT), in Journalism & Media Studies, in the School of Journalism and Media Studies. Degree by coursework and thesis. Thesis: Conversations, turn-taking and dialogue: An analysis of the political deliberations of Zimbabwean citizens on the @263Chat Twitter handle.

PILLAY, Krivani, BJourn (Rhodes), in Journalism & Media Studies, in the School of Journalism and Media Studies. Degree by coursework and thesis. Thesis: “The reality of ‘reality television’ in South Africa”

ROUX, Kayla, BAHons (Rhodes), in Journalism & Media Studies, with distinction, in the School of Journalism and Media Studies. 24 Degree by coursework and thesis. Thesis: Safe space online: The construction of intersectional safety in a South African feminist Facebook group.

 MA students

We congratulate all our graduates on their achievement and we look forward to seeing what their futures hold!