New Media Lab staff and alumni
Anne Taylor worked as project manager in the New Media Lab. She is a Rhodes Journalism graduate, and worked as a newspaper journalist from 1992. She joined the start-up team of Independent Online way back in 1999 and has been hooked to all things digital ever since. Anne now works as a freelance writer and editor. She used to write a blog for this site, but can now be found at brandanne. You can mail her: at dot brand @ gmail dot com.
Brad has a history in Information Technologies, with practical skills in a range of web-related technologies. He has built on his background in Science, and is currently completing his MSc, which focuses on utilising Open Source Software to improve rural community livelihoods. He is an outspoken advocate of Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) and now works for OpenVOICE in Cape Town. He used to have a blog on this site, called New Media Brad, but he can now be found at whijo.net.
Vincent has 10 years of experience in structural design and corporate content management strategy, working for clients like DSTv/Multichoice, SAA, First National Bank, Virgin Active, South African Tourism, Standard Bank, Nandos and Visa Gold Asia. He is a member of the telkom ICT Journalist of the Year judging panel. Vincent used to have a blog on this site called Menthol, he can now be found on VincentMaher.com
|Colin has been involved in freelance web development and graphic design since he completed his BJourn degree and has taught various software packages to staff and students. Colin worked extensively with Highway Africa to consult on the design and development of their online portal. His main interests include web development and the impact of new technology on the media. Colin used to have a blog on this site called YoungBlood, he can now be found at ColinDaniels.co.za|
|Vanessa completed her BJourn in 1999 specialising in radio journalism. Her masters thesis examined radio on the internet, where she did a case study analysis of a South African radio station and its movement online. 2001 saw her working in Johannesburg as a features reporter for the Engineering News and Mining Weekly.|
Qudsiya Karrim currently works as a media co-ordinator at the Al-Imdaad Foundation's South African office. Before this, she interned at the Mail & Guardian (2009) and hopes to return to the world of deadlines and adrenalin pumping stories in the near future. When she's not writing, she's tweeting or Facebooking and thinking about reviving her social media blog.
Mbali Mthembu has been web editor for City Press since 2008. She also remains a contributor to student arts journal Miyela.
Kele Scheppers was awarded the 24.com bursary in 2008 and graduated into a position as content editor at Women24.com.
Former editor of Rhodes University's Oppidan Press, Ines Schumacher interned as a financial reporter for Fin24 in 2009. She is now sub-editor for Cleo magazine
Candace Whitehead started her post New Media Lab career as a junior editor for iAfrica.com- mainly editing for FoxSoccer.com and producing online video for iAfrica.com Sport. She is now iAfrica.com's Entertainment editor.
Lindsey Berry was snapped up as a journalist for Creamer Media's Engineering News and Mining Weekly after graduation. After a year of talking about platinum prices and drill bits, she took up the post of Content & Marketing Manager at Moomba where she conceptualises and develops integrated mobile campaigns (like learning to drive, sports, beauty, matric study aids etc) for companies aimed at educating and uplifting users between the ages of 18-30. She can be stalked on Twitter as @lindseyberry.
Tumi Tladi - the former Oppi Press editor spent some time in Cape Town as Social Media Strategist & Community Manager for online marketing agency, Clickthinking. Six months later, she had moved to Johannesburg where she is currently a web editor at DSTV Online.
Farzana Rasool is a journalist for ITWeb. She is also one of the 2009 awardees of the ITWeb New Media scholarship.
Kgaugelo Pule (Motlafi) is a strategist at Unisa's Department of Communication Sciences. She is presently setting up a multimedia news agency for UNISA for education and training purposes.
Joy Niemack is online content coordinator at Touchline Media - publishers of Sports Illustrated SA and Golf Digest. She is also Assistant Digital Editor at Women’s Health SA.
Tallulah Habib is a Social Media Activist and Brand Ambassador at ITWeb - South Africa's leading ICT focused technology publisher. Tallulah was one of the inaugural recipients of the ITWeb New Media scholarship.
Marshall Patsanza is a designer -turned new media student. He moved to Johannesburg and spent a year as a multimedia reporter for Inter Press Services.
Catherine Sackville-Scott is a video -turned new media student. Catherine started her working career as a copywriter for Media Vision - a specialist search engine marketing company. She is presently Social Media Strategist & Community Manager for online marketing agency, Clickthinking.
Simone Peinke is a communications intern at Bidvest.
|Paul Page majored in Linguistics and Journalism at Rhodes University. Paul is currently web designer and web manager of two sites, OutRhodes, a student society and Captivate Student Media Conference. Paul has a passion for online communication and web design.|
|Carly Ritz is a fourth year new media student who majored in Politics and Journalism at Rhodes University. She was also the Editor of Activate, the Rhodes University Student Newspaper. She has a passion for developmental journalism.|
|Alex Maughan is a fourth year new media student and has completed a triple major in English Language and Linguistics, Anthropology and Journalism at Rhodes University. He has a passion for environmental journalism and design.|
|Gregor Röhrig is a fourth year new media student who majored in Anthropology and Journalism at Rhodes University. He was the former pictures editor for the campus newspaper and is currently working as their editorial consultant. Gregor is also a freelance photographer and has a passion for community development.|
|Michael Salzwedel is a fourth-year new media student at Rhodes, whose second major was organsisational psychology. He is the content editor for Activate, the university's student newspaper. He also maintains the Live Music Society website. His passion lies in permanent and portable connectivity - if you can't MSN 24/7, there's something wrong!|
|Sipetile Sixishe is a fourth year new media student who has majored in Drama and Journalism at Rhodes University. She has worked for Rhodes Music Radio (RMR), The Queenstown community newspaper The Representative and did layout design for Grocott’s Mail. Her passion lies in print and web design.|