Category Students

Print is not dead: Making a success of Makana Sharp!

By Carey Finn If you’ve paged through a copy of Grocott’s Mail recently, a colourful supplement may have caught your eye. From early February to the end of June this year, the fourth-year Writing & Editing class have been producing, as part of their coursework, 4-8 pages of content geared towards the newspaper’s younger readers […]

Reading made fun

by Ettione Ferreira Dr. Suess’ saying, “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child,” came true for our JMS4 writing and editing students during this year’s National Library Week from 11 to21 March The writing students decided to pay a visit to the Lebone Centre. […]

Shepi Mati returns to Rhodes

By Ettioné Ferreira During the apartheid years Rhodes University housed many anti-apartheid movements and activists. In the 1980s, Shepi Mati was one of the students involved in these movements and he continued the struggle long after his graduation in 1988. Now, 27 years later, he returns to his alma mater Rhodes JMS to share his […]

Rhodents reign Terra Incognita

By Kerstin Hall Terra Incognita. It means “unknown land”. Beyond the boundaries. Here be dragons. It is also the title and theme of the 2014 Short Story Day Africa competition. This year, entrants from all over the continent were asked to delve into the world of speculative fiction within an African context. 104 rose to…

Women in News 2014

Overview and Project Plan  Introduction Extensive research shows a positive correlation between having women in top management positions and businesses thriving overall. This is a strategic and normative imperative that the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and its global network of member associations subscribe to. Despite this, women are noticeably absent from […]

20 years of Democracy – time to take stock

Rhodes Journalism Review – Call for Papers Theme: 20 years of Democracy – time to take stock In South Africa’s 20th year of democracy, the Rhodes Journalism Review aims to take stock of the last 20 years. The forthcoming issue is dedicated to understanding the changes which have and are taking place in South Africa […]

A JMS tribute to Gavin Stewart

                                                                                                                                                                                       Rhodes JMS has decided to dedicate this post to all the wonderful tributes to the late, Gavin Stewart. He was an inspirational journalist, editor and academic which will be sorely missed after he lost his battle against cancer on Monday, 19 February 2014. Here are some tributes from friends and former students of Gavin: Prof. […]