Today’s journalism students are less likely to find full-time jobs as professional journalists. The craft has become ‘post-industrial’, entrepreneurial and atypical.
Apps like WhatsApp have connected more voices to participate in live talk radio - but this comes with new challenges.
The magazine grew to be the largest circulation publication for black readers in South Africa, and expanded to include East and West African editions.
The freedom of the press is important, and of course it must be protected. But the freedom of everybody else and of ordinary citizens is also important.
Jokes and satire can build resilience but also spread misinformation as people don’t always know what is trustworthy and what is just funny.
Western aid has resulted in an Anglo-American culture of journalism education which has proved impractical to implement in African countries with illiberal political regimes.
As South Africa marks Media Freedom Day, it’s clear that its battle isn’t over. Attacks on journalists continue –through physical intimidation and there’s also the threat of new laws.