Category Archive: Newspapers

Tim Cohen Moves

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Financial Mail’s editor, Tim Cohen, writes today about his move to Business Day. Cohen has steered the FM through rocky waters, with falling circulation having been experienced throughout the print world. In his final editorial… Continue reading

AMPS – Changing Patterns Signal Subtle Changes

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The latest Amps (All Media and Products Survey) has been released, and although on the surface it seems that not much has changed, media strategist and planner Gordon Muller believes that there are… Continue reading

State of the Newsroom

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At a Media Freedom Day celebration and Black Wednesday commemoration, co-hosted with the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) on 17 October 2014, Wits Journalism released its second State of the Newsroom report.… Continue reading

“Marketers are cutting back on ad spend” – Media24’s CEO Esmaré Weideman

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“There are two reasons for the pressure on ad revenue: the changing media landscape and the economy. The latter is easier to explain: marketers are simply cutting back on their ad spend. Things… Continue reading

Newspapers are dead? Long live newspapers in Africa.

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“Print is dead!” Pick up an international media journal and its is highly likely that you will read this headline. But a newspaper publisher from Kenya is putting paid to this theory by targeting… Continue reading

Tim du Plessis retires from print. Off to TV.

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  Gill Moodie of @GrubStreetSA reports that Tim du Plessis, Media24’s head of Afrikaans newspapers, retired at the end of May 2014 is off to TV. “He has had a remarkable career that… Continue reading