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....

SANEF mourns death of world famous photojournalist Sam Nzima

Masana Samuel ‘Sam’ Nzima was born in 1934 in the rural village of Lilydale in Mpumalanga near Bushbuckridge. He later moved to Johannesburg to seek work. He got his first lucky break as a photojournalist on the World newspaper where he started as a freelancer and...

Launch of UNESCO study at UN headquarters

On 3 May 2018, to celebrate World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations will launch the UNESCO study on World Trends of Freedom of Expression and Media Development, led for Wits by Dr Iginio Gagliardone, and produced in collaboration with the University of Oxford and...

World leaders in South Africa for historic media summit

World leaders and researchers of media management and media business meet in South Africa for a four-day summit starting on Sunday to take a critical look at threats and opportunities for a sustainable African and global media industry and to map out the ingredients...