Monthly Archives: October 2013

We put the rad in postgrad

On Thursday 10 October the School of Journalism and Media Studies celebrated Purple Thursday with cake and a flash mob at the Kaif at Rhodes University. The purpose of the day was to inform students about the School’s postgraduate courses. Students, lecturers, and postgraduate coordinator Dawn Long were there to answer any questions about postgraduate […]

Putting the ‘rad’ in postgrad journalism information day

Photographs by Bridgette Hall Rhodes students danced for journalism to Michael Jackson’s, “The way you make me feel“.

Creative non-fiction essay writing

Eight students from the JMS4 and PG Diploma classes are reading and writing creative non-fiction this term with Writing & Editing lecturer Gillian Rennie. A new topic every week brings a range of reading for the weekend and delivers eight diverse essays five days later – the best of which appears here. In Week Three, […]

Creative non-fiction essay writing

Seven students from the JMS4 and Postgrad Diploma classes are reading and writing creative non-fiction this term with Writing Editing lecturer Gillian Rennie. A new topic every week brings a range of reading for the weekend and delivers seven diverse essays five days later – the best of which is published here. Unsurprisingly, the topic […]

Journalist, pop star, “kwaai diva”

“My pop alter ego is Umlilo, a sort of delinquent, space age, booty popping, flame throwing kwaai diva. My style is a potjie of many different influences that range from queer culture, street wise township flavour with a touch of afro-futurism and large doses of pop culture. I can’t even predict what Umlilo will do […]

Alumnus scoops environment award

A former Rhodes University journalism and history student is the winner of the corporate social investment/sustainability category at the 2013 Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards for the northern region. Sipho Kings, environmental reporter for the Mail & Guardian, received the award for his story on “Bio fuel plant backfires on community”. Kings wrote this […]

Homeward bound graduate

After two years in China, countless adventures, and with a Master’s degree in global business journalism under his belt, Daniel Charvat has made a quick pit stop at Rhodes University to share his knowledge with students and lecturers. Charvat graduated from Rhodes University with a BA in English and Journalism and Media Studies in 2010 […]