Monthly Archives: July 2013

JMS alumnus produces quality multimedia content for M&G

Demelza Bush works as a photographer/videographer/reporter for the Mail & Guardian Online in Johannesburg, South Africa. She specialises in news and political stories, but has a passion for stories surrounding issues of human rights. Demelza was in the class of 2009 at Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies. She studied television and photojournalism. n 2012 she […]

Grahamstown’s illicit alcohol scourge

By Jillian Penaluna Her enormous frame takes up the largest part of the double bed, and the acrid smell of stale liquor hangs in the air. Her huge head, triple chin and unruly matted hair bring to mind the figure of the Great Goblin King from the movie The Hobbit. Her sluggish demeanour further re-enforces […]

JMS alumni are African Journalist finalists

Two Rhodes alumni are finalists in the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 competition. Nicola de Chaud, freelancer for Carte Blanche, and Thanduxolo Jika from the Media 24 Investigations Team, are two of the five finalists from South Africa. The competition, now in its eighteenth year, received entries from 42 countries across the continent and there […]

Multimedia master at M&G

Lauren Clifford-Holmes is the multimedia editor of the Mail & Guardian, and Rhodes JMS New Media alumnus. She pioneered News24’s multimedia section in 2008, moving on to establish and manage the M&G’s multimedia department in 2010. With photography as her first love she now shoots news and feature video on topics ranging from politics, the […]

The ‘unsociability’ of social media: a lonely disconnect from reality

Grethe Koen wrote this story first for Jocoza, 14 August 2012: Writer Aldous Huxley comments in A Brave New World Revisited that “(the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny) failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.” According to Neil Postman, the writer of Amusing […]

A word in your ear

The National Arts Festival has come to an end, and that means no more Cue for you. But it wouldn’t be right to leave without the Cue editors having the last word. Here they are in one final performance, Darryl Accone and Sean O’Toole in a podcast on Fest, student journalism, and everything else. Photograph […]

Communication design students win big!

Recently, three communication design students from the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media studies came first, second and third in the Design Indaba 2014 poster competition. They are, Chevawn Blum, Aimee de la Harpe and Jess Poulos. Their lecturer, Kim Mathurine, said, “I am truly proud of my students. Their designs were inspired and […]