Category Writing and Editing

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. […]

Finding MaMbeki: A tribute

Gillian Rennie, one of our writing & editing lecturers, along with Jenny Gordon, a photojourn lecturer, did a story on MaMbeki which published in the Fairlady Magazine, December 2005. The article also won Gillian the Mondi award for Profile Writing in 2006. We thought it appropriate to share the article with everyone as a tribute […]

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 […]

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 is published here, alonside the […]

This is how we teach writing (part 2)

On the journey of long form By Fabio De Dominicis The JMS 4 Long Form Journalism Writing and Editing module was a term-long, adventurous, soul-searching, coffee-and-muffin-lecture filled course which I thoroughly enjoyed. Coming from a non-reader (that’s putting it mildly), this course allowed me to appreciate and understand the value of reading. Never before had […]

This is how we teach writing

The fourth year writing and editing course in creative long form journalism saw many interesting stories come to light. Mignon van Zyl went looking for herself and her Afrikaner roots by retracing the footsteps of the Great Trek. By Mignon van Zyl TASK: Write a 5 000 word non-fiction article IDEA: Redo the Great Trek […]