Africa Check board vacancies

Africa Check, set up in 2012 to tackle misinformation and improve public debate across the continent, is looking for candidates from around Africa to join our Board of Trustees from January 2019, to help oversee our next stage of development. Founded as the...

Africa Check joins Facebook’s fact-checking programme

When false news spreads on Facebook, people and even countries can face real harm. The network’s new fact-checking programme now has Africa Check to help stop the flow of fake and damaging content. Facebook’s point of no return came on 15 April 2013.After the Boston...

15th Annual Ruth First Memorial Lecture: Fire and Media

The Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof Ruksana Osman,  the South African National Editors’ Forum and Wits Journalism invite you to the 15th annual Ruth First Memorial Lecture. Ruth First Fellow Niren Tolsi will speak on: Fire and Media: Towards a New South...

Job Losses in journalism and The New Beats

Journalists all over the world have lost jobs in their thousands due to the digital first transition. South Africa is participating in a worldwide survey called The New Beats, and Prof Glenda Daniels from Wits Media Studies dept is heading SA’s wing of the research....