Revenue Generation for African Newsrooms

Revenue Generation for African Newsrooms

The Wits Centre for Journalism, fraycollege, the Media Development Investment Fund and the Sustainable Journalism Partnership recently hosted an online workshop looking at Revenue Generation for African Newsrooms. The workshop featured speakers Lars Tallert – speaking on sustainability; Adedeji Adekunle – speaking on innovation; and Des Latham – speaking on revenue generation strategies.

WCJ signs Memorandum of Understanding with African Women in Media

WCJ signs Memorandum of Understanding with African Women in Media

The Wits Centre for Journalism (WCJ) and African Women in Media (AWiM) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance their common goals of creating enabling environments for African women who work in media industries, and changing the way African women are represented in media content.

Strengthening crime and court reporting in South Africa

Strengthening crime and court reporting in South Africa

The Wits Justice Project is a project housed within the Wits Centre for Journalism, aimed at strengthening justice journalism in South Africa. In January and February the Justice Project, supported by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, embarked on a national...

Truths through the lens: The importance of photojournalism in Africa

Truths through the lens: The importance of photojournalism in Africa

In recent years, the landscape of photojournalism in Africa has experienced significant transformations, propelled by technological advancements, shifts in media paradigms, and evolving social dynamics. Nevertheless, photojournalism still stands out as a powerful tool, capable of capturing the essence of a moment in a single frame.

African Editors’ Forum elects a new leadership

African Editors’ Forum elects a new leadership

The African Editors’ Forum (TAEF) has announced the appointment of its new executive members. The organisation represents editors and journalists across the continent, with the sole mandate to champion media freedom and media advocacy. The editors held their annual...

Radio’s resilience: 100 years of broadcasting in South Africa

Radio’s resilience: 100 years of broadcasting in South Africa

The Wits Centre for Journalism (WCJ) joined the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) at their Radio Park auditorium to celebrate World Radio Day on February 13, 2024, and launch its latest State of the Newsroom report – 100 Years of Radio Broadcasting.

Entries open for 18th Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism

Entries open for 18th Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism

Calling all investigative journalists in South Africa – if you had strong work published in 2023 that revealed untold stories, held the powerful to account and questioned those in public and private life, you can again compete for the top prize of R200 000 in the 18th Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism.

Looking back at a hugely successful AIJC 2023

Looking back at a hugely successful AIJC 2023

With over 400 delegates from at least 35 African and 20 other countries, 150 speakers across 80 sessions, and more Francophone African participation than ever before, AIJC 2023 was a smash hit.