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Rhodes attracts diverse crop of aspirant media leaders

Rhodes attracts diverse crop of aspirant media leaders The students named below are studying the intensive, one-year, fulltime Postgraduate Diploma in Media Management (PGDip in Media Management, which is popularly known as the PDMM) at Rhodes University’s Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership in 2018. The PDMM, which is equivalent to an honours degree, is the only formal qualification in media management in Africa and the developing world.

Warning to media: build personalized ties, news content with declining audiences

By Francis Mdlongwa GRAHAMSTOWN, South Africa – Financially troubled mainstream media and their journalists need to work harder to build strong personalized relationships with their audiences whom they must also serve personalized news content or kiss their centuries-old business goodbye.

Media control of tech giants scrutinised

The 2018 World Media Economic and Management Conference has kicked off in Cape Town, where the world’s leading scholars of media business and media management have gathered to discuss issues affecting the media industry.

Address by Francis Mdlongwa, Director of Rhodes University’s Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership

Address by Francis Mdlongwa, Director of Rhodes University’s Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership, at the official opening of the 13th summit of the World Media Economics and Management Conference in Cape Town on 7 May 2018.
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