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 […]

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 […]

                                                                                                                                                                                       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. […]

Dr Nicky Falkof, senior lecturer in media studies at Wits University, is offering one MA scholarship and on PhD scholarship for a new research project she is starting this year. If you are interested contact her at nicky.falkof@wits.ac.za Moral panic, social change and the media in late and post-apartheid South Africa South Africa is a country […]

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 […]

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

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, […]