This year’s union of the second World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC) and the 14th Highway Africa conference (HA) is proving to be a melting pot of ideas to revolutionise the future of journalism education and practice. At yesterday’s opening ceremony delegates discussed Africa’s progression into the new digital age, and the struggles for the promotion of…
Can a middle class, Indian woman understand the life of an upper class, black male, a lower class, coloured man, or even a middle class, white woman? The truth is – we can’t. Working on this basis, the question remains whether it is possible for journalists to adequately represent those other than themselves? Issues of representation…
Tuesday, 06 July 2010 15:42

Panel on new forms of journalism

Written by Boyomo Assala
Under the chairmanship of Professor Brad White, professors Nonny de la Pena (Annenberg school of Communications and Journalism) and Mindy McAdams (University of Florida) presented keynotes on new forms of journalism, a main purpose of which is to tell stories with very few words. Examples were taken with the homicide interactive map, developed by The Los…
What is Africa and how do we report this thing?” asked Guy Berger, Head of the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University, at the WJEC plenary 1 discussion held this morning in Eden Grove Red. Fackson Banda, senior Unesco official, presented a preliminary answer that Berger described as “scraping the surface” when he…
Online technology poses a challenge to traditional forms of journalism, questioning the profession itself. Citizen journalism is on the rise with the average joe transforming into a commentator, reporter or photographer of current affairs.  Jeanne du Toit, radio lecturer at Rhodes University, is currently writing her PhD on journalism education and notes how global patterns…
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