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Radio group AME makes move on Moneyweb
Radio group AME makes move on Moneyweb

Radio station owner African Media Entertainment (AME) is offering to buy financial news service Moneyweb for about R28m

By Robert Laing 18 May 2017

Writers on shortlist for the Alan Paton award
Sunday Times Literary Awards announces shortlist

The 2017 Sunday Times Literary Awards has announced shortlisted books for the Barry Ronge Prize (fiction) and the Alan Paton Award (non-fiction) and the winners will be announced on Wednesday, 24 June

16 May 2017

Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey reveals the 'coolest' brands, celebs
Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey reveals the 'coolest' brands, celebs

The results of the thirteenth Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey were announced at the Awards held at Sandton Convention Centre on Thursday, 11 May. Nike was once again awarded as the 'Overall Coolest Brand', after claiming top spot in three of the 75 categories surveyed

12 May 2017

NetNuus - bite-sized news and snackable ads
NetNuus - bite-sized news and snackable ads

MJ Lourens, the editor of NetNuus, shares insights about NetNuus, where it started, the loyalty of the Afrikaans audience and what the app actually does

By MJ Lourens, Issued by Ads24 11 May 2017

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ABC Q1 2017: A mixed bag

The first quarter 2017 Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's ABC figures released this morning show the trend of the decline in newspaper and magazine sales continues

By Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2017

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Sinclair to buy Tribune Media in $3.9bn broadcast deal

WASHINGTON - Sinclair Broadcast Group announced on Monday a $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media, in a major consolidation of local television operators in the United States

9 May 2017

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A glimpse into the online newsroom

On day two of the National Prisa Conference, journalist, media consultant and trainer Marion Scher shared insights on managing news in digital media, how this has changed and stayed the same, and the relationship between public relations (PR) and the media in this regard

By Jessica Tennant 8 May 2017

Amazon bows to EU's demands on e-books
Amazon bows to EU's demands on e-books

The EU said on Thursday that Amazon had bowed to its demands and agreed to drop clauses requiring e-book publishers to disclose information

5 May 2017

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China tightens rules for online news providers

BEIJING - China has issued new internet regulations increasing Communist party control over online news providers, the latest step in the country's push to tighten its policing of the web

3 May 2017

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Novus falls on news print deal is still on

Novus Holdings's share price fell 3.68% to R7.85 on Tuesday after it announced the existing printing agreement with Media24 would not be terminated

By Ann Crotty 3 May 2017

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New software toolkit for modern journalism launches this week

Horizon 2020, the EU's framework for research and innovation, has selected Wan-Ifra to help facilitate the transfer to market of a new toolkit for modern journalism

3 May 2017

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Thomson Reuters, Oxford Business Group sign distribution agreement

Users of Thomson Reuters financial platform, Eikon, can now access Oxford Business Group's full range of research on emerging economies

28 Apr 2017

AutoTrader, first issue and last issue
AutoTrader moves to fully digital magazine, drops print

After 25 years AutoTrader is closing the print version of the magazine and will only be producing a digital version

25 Apr 2017

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Real-time advertising can catapult newspapers to greater revenues

Publications can improve advertising revenues if they take advantage of real-time print adverts and that will help not only their ailing fortunes but the ailing fortunes of publishing printers, too

By Vaughan Patterson 18 Apr 2017

Ndalo Media secures the licences for the Elle brand - The world's number one fashion media brand
Ndalo Media secures the licences for the Elle brand - The world's number one fashion media brand

Ndalo Media has secured the licence for both the Elle and Elle Decoration media brands. The licence covers print, digital, events and other related media brand extensions

Issued by Ndalo Media 5 Apr 2017

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Publisher Research Council launches Establishment Survey

The Publisher Research Council (PRC) has launched the Establishment Survey (ES), a collaborative partnership between it, the Broadcast Research Council (BRC) and the Advertiser Media Forum (AMF) so media owners, marketers and advertisers can use it as a strategic inter-media planning tool

4 Apr 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Re-brand just the beginning for Change News
#BrandManagerMonth: Re-brand just the beginning for Change News

Local good news portal Marketing CSI South Africa (MCSISA) recently underwent a rebranding exercise that saw the platform renamed to Change News

By Sindy Peters 29 Mar 2017

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The book publishing industry – marketers, here's one chapter you need to read

The recent South Africa mission to Davos-Switzerland with its theme: 'South Africa is open for business', got me thinking. What happens then when with the best marketing strategy and a good product, you still have your target market not coming to engage despite your ‘open for business' sign with its entire neon glow?

By Thamsanqa Malinga 29 Mar 2017

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10 ways publishers can increase and sustain website visitors

After almost a decade in the marketing and publishing industry, Greg Mason shares the common mistakes publishers make and how they can sustainably grow their audience

By Greg Mason 28 Mar 2017

Rand Show 2017 will inspire writers at new Authors' Day
Rand Show 2017 will inspire writers at new Authors' Day

Are you an aspiring author? Are you hungry for tips and advice on how to get published? Then join four local authors at Authors' Day, the Rand Show's new half-day literary event

Issued by Rand Show 27 Mar 2017

The importance of correct spelling in you're integrated report
The importance of correct spelling in you're integrated report

If you're on your toes today the error in the headline will have jumped right out at you. But don't just gasp in horror, ensure it doesn't happen to you

Issued by Blue Apple 27 Mar 2017

The SpaceStation's News24 wins prestigious publisher award
The SpaceStation's News24 wins prestigious publisher award

24.com's digital news platform, News24, one of the platforms proudly represented by The SpaceStation, was recognised as Best Publisher at the annual Bookmarks Awards, held in Johannesburg last week

Issued by The SpaceStation 22 Mar 2017

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AGSA awards over R518,000 in writing grants

The Academic and Non-Fiction Authors' Association of South Africa (ANFASA) has recently awarded 24 South African authors with substantial grants, as part of the ANFASA Grant Scheme for Authors (AGSA)

20 Mar 2017

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SME summit unpacks business challenges

The inaugural Business Day TV SME Summit, held in partnership with Credit Guarantee and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in Sandton last week, exposed the myriad challenges facing South Africa's SMEs

17 Mar 2017

UJ art exhibition celebrates book art
UJ art exhibition celebrates book art

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is holding two exhibitions, a colloquium, as well as associated workshops and walkabouts focusing on artists' books

15 Mar 2017

Dr Mathews Phosa graces the cover of the highly anticipated 17th edition of Impumelelo: Top Empowerment Companies
Dr Mathews Phosa graces the cover of the highly anticipated 17th edition of Impumelelo: Top Empowerment Companies

So what can readers expect from the 17th annual edition of Impumelelo: Top Empowerment Companies, released in the same month as the government announced a new push for radical socio-economic transformation?..

Issued by Topco Media 9 Mar 2017

ABC Notice No 1 of 2017
ABC Notice No 1 of 2017

The first quarter 2017 list of new ABC members, suspensions and discontinued titles, as well as the check audits reports and more has been released

Issued by Audit Bureau of Circulations 9 Mar 2017

Back on the shelf... with more Ideas/Idees
Back on the shelf... with more Ideas/Idees

The new, independent Ideas/Idees magazine goes on sale under new ownership on Monday, 6 March. “This provides readers with an almost seamless transition from the final Media24 edition, which has been on the shelves for the first months of the year,” says new owner-publisher Terena le Roux

6 Mar 2017

Aileen Lamb appointed as new MD of New Media
Aileen Lamb appointed as new MD of New Media

New Media has announced that managing director Bridget McCarney has been promoted to CEO of the New Media group of companies, and that Aileen Lamb, current general manager of the consumer division, has been appointed as managing director

Issued by New Media 2 Mar 2017

Terena le Roux keeps the Ideas/Idees flowing
Terena le Roux keeps the Ideas/Idees flowing

Following the announcement of bilingual Ideas/Idees magazine being closed down by Media24 late last year, editor Terena le Roux approached management to transfer ownership into her name. Now the owner of startup publishing company IdeesFabriek (Ideas Factory), Le Roux says it really was that straightforward

By Jessica Tennant 22 Feb 2017

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