This is how we learn at Rhodes

In this series of podcasts six postgraduate students speak about their studies at the School of Journalism and Media Studies, what they’ve learned from the experience, and how they’ve been transformed and inspired by their research. Some of them have been studying at the School since their first year, one came from as far as Nigeria, and our PhD candidate, Priscilla Boshoff, is a lecturer in the School.

Speak to me in Pidgin

Funke Treasure Durodola has been conducting research about the use of Pidgin English in broadcast radio stations in Nigeria for her Masters thesis.

Tweeting the future

Megan Schoeman’s research on Twitter as a social communication tool that is reshaping the landscape of journalism has sparked interest in journalism bodies like Sanef, the South African National Editors’ Forum.

Talking about Intersexions

How do Rhodes students relate to the popular SABC TV programme, Intersexions? This is what Khangelani Dziba aims to find out in his honours thesis. Dziba is studying at the Discovery Centre for Health Journalism in the School of JMS at Rhodes.

Do you have Die Antwoord?

Stephané Meintjes is doing her Masters thesis about the popular Afrikaans rock outfit Die Antwoord as part of the Mellon humanities focus area, “Media and Citizenship“. She interrogates the question, How do young Afrikaans-speaking people negotiate their identities in a post-apartheid environment?

Will the real media manager please stand up?

Babalwa Nyembezi is this year’s Primedia Scholar studying for her Postgraduate diploma in Media Management at the Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership at Rhodes University. Here she talks about the value of the PDMM.

Toil and Trouble: representations of witchcraft in the Daily Sun

Priscilla Boshoff is a media studies lecturer in the School of Journalism and Media Studies, as well as an avid researcher. When she’s not teaching second year students about Intersexions she’s doing her PhD on witch craft. How cool is that?

Sounds like fun? For information on studying at Rhodes please visit our Degrees and Diplomas page. Or see how we put the ‘rad’ in postgrad the other day with our journalism flash mob.


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