Sanef is a voluntary forum of senior journalists and editors, and journalism trainers, from all areas of the media industry in South Africa.

Sanef’s vision is to promote the quality and ethics of journalism, to reflect the diversity of South Africa, and to champion freedom of expression. To this end they have published a handbook for South African media leaders, The Extraordinary Editor.

Download a PDF of each of its chapters here.

Front page and content

Chapter 1: The job

Chapter 2: Managing yourself

Chapter 3: Managing people

Chapter 4: Managing content and processes

Chapter 5: Managing business and bosses

Chapter 6: Managing politics and publics

Chapter 7:Managing change and convergence

Chapter 8: Record of understanding & confidential briefing guidelines