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Research Report 2011

Introduction

Research Report 2011

Staff from the School of Journalism and Media Studies have produced research outputs across a wide range of platforms.

The project "Youth Identity, Media Use and Consumption, and the Public Sphere in South Africa" is led by Professor Jane Duncan. Professor Larry Strelitz, Professor Lynette Steenveld and Priscilla Boshoff from the School participated in the joint project with the University of Cape Town, the Free University of Amsterdam and Media Tenor. The project is funded by the SA-Netherlands Partnership on Alternatives in Development (Sanpad).

Professor Herman Wasserman and Professor Anthea Garman co-directed a Humanities Research Focus Area project on Media and Citizenship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Three MA students, a PhD student and a postdoctoral fellow form part of the research team.

Alongside formal research published as books, book chapters and journal articles, staff also contributed opinion pieces informed by their research to the news media, exhibited photographic work and organised workshops and conferences. Among these were presentations by Professor Jane Duncan on Parliamentary hearings on print media transformation. Professor Anthea Garman convened the Think!Fest series of public lectures at the National Arts Festival.

Significant research aligned events

Prof Lorenzo Dalvit was invited to give a lecture at the Bruno Kessler Foundation in Trento, Italy, and Gill Rennie received a USC Annenberg/Getty Fellowship for Arts Journalists to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Staff members contributed to the Rhodes Journalism Review, edited by Professor Anthea Garman.

Prof Herman Wasserman’s book Tabloid Journalism in South Africa: True Story! was awarded the 2011 Vice-Chancellor’s Book Award.

Prof Anthea Garman was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Prof Wasserman received a B2 rating from the National Research Foundation.


Download research reports from previous years here:

Last Modified :Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:16:16 SAST

Sanpad report

Full Sanpad report

A collaborative project between researchers from Rhodes University, UCT, the Free University in  Amsterdam, and Media Tenor was conducted with the aim of investigating the way in which various forms of media shape youth identity in South Africa. The project was led by Prof Jane Duncan, and contributions were made by the following members from the School of Journalism and Media Studies:  Prof Anthea Garman, Prof Lynette Steenveld, and Prof Larry Strelitz, as well as contributions by Dr Vanessa Malila and other members from the Mellon Media and Citizenship Project. The study was funded by the South African Netherlands Research Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD) and culminated in a detailed report of the findings and current theoretical debates in the field of citizenship, youth and media. In addition, the research was used to inform media policy that is responsive to the needs and interests of South African youth. The report was compiled by Dr Vanessa Malila.

"Getting the youth into media" by Wadim Schreiner. This article relates to the Sanpad report and first appeared in The Media.

Last Modified :Tue, 03 Sep 2013 11:27:08 SAST

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Research Report 2011

Introduction

Research Report 2011

Staff from the School of Journalism and Media Studies have produced research outputs across a wide range of platforms.

The project "Youth Identity, Media Use and Consumption, and the Public Sphere in South Africa" is led by Professor Jane Duncan. Professor Larry Strelitz, Professor Lynette Steenveld and Priscilla Boshoff from the School participated in the joint project with the University of Cape Town, the Free University of Amsterdam and Media Tenor. The project is funded by the SA-Netherlands Partnership on Alternatives in Development (Sanpad).

Professor Herman Wasserman and Professor Anthea Garman co-directed a Humanities Research Focus Area project on Media and Citizenship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Three MA students, a PhD student and a postdoctoral fellow form part of the research team.

Alongside formal research published as books, book chapters and journal articles, staff also contributed opinion pieces informed by their research to the news media, exhibited photographic work and organised workshops and conferences. Among these were presentations by Professor Jane Duncan on Parliamentary hearings on print media transformation. Professor Anthea Garman convened the Think!Fest series of public lectures at the National Arts Festival.

Significant research aligned events

Prof Lorenzo Dalvit was invited to give a lecture at the Bruno Kessler Foundation in Trento, Italy, and Gill Rennie received a USC Annenberg/Getty Fellowship for Arts Journalists to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Staff members contributed to the Rhodes Journalism Review, edited by Professor Anthea Garman.

Prof Herman Wasserman’s book Tabloid Journalism in South Africa: True Story! was awarded the 2011 Vice-Chancellor’s Book Award.

Prof Anthea Garman was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Prof Wasserman received a B2 rating from the National Research Foundation.


Download research reports from previous years here:

Sanpad report

Full Sanpad report

A collaborative project between researchers from Rhodes University, UCT, the Free University in  Amsterdam, and Media Tenor was conducted with the aim of investigating the way in which various forms of media shape youth identity in South Africa. The project was led by Prof Jane Duncan, and contributions were made by the following members from the School of Journalism and Media Studies:  Prof Anthea Garman, Prof Lynette Steenveld, and Prof Larry Strelitz, as well as contributions by Dr Vanessa Malila and other members from the Mellon Media and Citizenship Project. The study was funded by the South African Netherlands Research Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD) and culminated in a detailed report of the findings and current theoretical debates in the field of citizenship, youth and media. In addition, the research was used to inform media policy that is responsive to the needs and interests of South African youth. The report was compiled by Dr Vanessa Malila.

"Getting the youth into media" by Wadim Schreiner. This article relates to the Sanpad report and first appeared in The Media.

Last Modified :Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:10:29 SAST