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The New Media Lab was started in 1995 to educate journalists to use, develop and interrogate new media information and communication technologies as platforms for professional journalism and tools for public communication. NML offers learners insight into the latest technology and technology strategy, preparing them with the intellectual skills to work in this environment in a manner that is critically reflective. Students in the New Media Lab are empowered with the foundations to become knowledge producers in a modern newsroom environment.

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Future journos blog on MyDigital Life

Fourth-year journalism students from Rhodes University's New Media Lab are drumming up experience in blog writing and managing social media, and earning some money while doing so.The New Media Lab has partnered with My Digital Life (www.mydl.co.za), an online social media and blogging hub owned by business technology media company ITWeb.

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ITWeb/NML scholarships grow own timber

Three journalism students at Rhodes University are the winners of the 2011 ITWeb Journalism Scholarship.
ITWeb continues its investment in fresh talent that combines excellent journalism skills with clear understanding of new media trends.

Masetshaba Mpete, Gregory Peake and Mallory Perrett - third-year journalism students at the Rhodes School of Journalism and Media Studies - are the winners of the ITWeb Journalism Bursary for 2011.

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Tweeting in a time of radical change

Educators need to refresh Journalism, Media and Communication Studies curricula to help make sense of a radically changing mediascape. This was the message to delegates from UNESCO's Centres of Journalism Excellence and Reference who attended a programme titled Capacitating COE's for Real-Time Journalism and Media Studies just ahead of the second World Journalism Educators' Congress.

New Media Lab lecturer, Jude Mathurine shared lessons from Rhodes' School of Journalism and Media Studies' own change to a converged curriculum. He called on delegates to consider three key ideas:

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UNESCO and NML strengthen journalism education in Africa

A partnership between UNESCO and the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies will put the spotlight on strengthening African journalism education in September 2009.

The joint activities planned over a week-long period are:
- A special training programme to empower African journalism teachers in using New Media, to be run by Rhodes expert lecturer Jude Mathurine.
- The participants will also join a research colloquium as part of the African preparations for the World Journalism Education Congress set down for Rhodes University in July 2010.

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Lab learns from German connections

New Media Lab lecturer, Jude Mathurine is back from a lightning trip to Stuttgart, Germany where he presented a paper to the Africa Forum for Development.

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You Wouldn't Download A Car

We have all done it at least once. Being a pirate. The scum of the figurative Internet Sea. Illegally downloading a crisp 1080p movie. In truth I have contracted scurvy from the amout of those I have. Thinking about it, it’s a lot easier to be a pirate nowadays than it was circa 1650.
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Learning from Obama, the commander in tweet

President Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign made history. Yes, he was the first black president of the United States of America, but he was also the first presidential candidate to effectively incorporate social media into his campaign strategy.
 
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What I learned from the #itwebsec 2014 summit

The annual IT Web Security Summit took place from the 27 to 29th of May in Sandton, South Africa. For someone like myself who has been blogging about issues surrounding cyber security and surveillance, I was envious of those who were able to attend. Thanks to Twitter and the invention of hashtags such as #itwebsec, I was able to pick up a number of things that I found worth blogging about.
 
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Incoming message: smartphones ruin weekend plans

 It is Thursday, meaning the weekend is almost upon us and right now I should be thinking about who I am going to see, what parties I am going to be at, what plans I am going to make and which plans I am going to keep. The convenience of smartphones, however, make it that much easier for me to put off these decisions, at least right until the last minute.

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