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South African grassroots media grapples with innovation

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Editors, journalists and managers of South African community media houses recently spent a week debating and seeking solutions to challenges confronting the industry at a time of heightened innovation in the sector.

Rhodes JMS mourns the death of alumnus and digital pioneer Matthew Buckland

The School of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) at Rhodes University extends its deep condolences to the family of Matthew Buckland who passed away on Monday 23nd April. Matthew graduated from Rhodes University in 1996, with a rare triple major in Journalism and Media Studies, History and Philosophy. He was always proud of his association with the University, where both his father, Professor Andrew Buckland and mother, Janet Buckland, have worked for many years.

Diverse and unique, the class of 2019!

The 2019 Class of the Postgraduate Diploma in Media Management (PGDip in Media Management) – as in previous years – is a multinational and diverse group comprising recent university graduates and working journalists drawn from several African countries. The one-year, intensive full-time programme, popularly known as the PDMM at Rhodes University, is offered by the Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership. It is an equivalent to an honours degree and is the only formal qualification in media management in Africa and the developing world.

A diverse and energetic group learns about effective digital tools

A seasoned mix of journalists, communicators, marketers and researchers have praised a course they attended at the Sol Plaatje Institute (SPI) for Media Leadership, saying it has capacitated them with the necessary digital skills and tools to excel in their jobs.
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