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Associate Professor in Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand

Associate professor Glenda Daniels has been a journalist in the print industry for over two decades having worked for most of the big print media companies, starting off her career as a trainee in 1990 at the then Weekly Mail. Prior to that she was an anti-apartheid activist and student leader serving in the executive of the Black Student Society at Wits University in the late 1980s. Her last stint in the newsroom was at the Mail & Guardian, as amaBhungane’s first advocacy co-ordinator in 2011-2012. She served on the Right2Know's first national working group in 2011-2012. She joined Wits Journalism as co-ordinator/ author of State of the Newsroom in 2012. In 2015 she joined Media Studies. Daniels is chair of the South African National Editors Forum's (Sanef) Diversity and Ethics committee. She holds a BA: English and Politics (Wits) (Hons) Political Studies (1989) Wits MA (cum Laude) Political Studies (2006) PhD 2011: Political Studies (2011).


  • –present
    Senior lecturer , University of the Witwatersrand

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Senior Lecturer in Media Studies
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation