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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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Down the rabbit hole of violence

So for my final blog about broadcast I thought it would be interesting to look at the history of broadcast standards, and how they have affected the broadcast medium as a whole, and, in particular, journalism.

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If you can't beat them, mock them

Ahh, satire, that beautiful hybrid of comedy and cultural critique.

Years of well-meaning yet unsuccessful argument with gender-oppressive idiots on the internet has taught me that some people will just never see reason.

There is really very little comfort in this, except for the numerous tumblr and twitter feeds making fun of them.

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Art a by-product of video games

In this blog series I’ve spoken plenty about surveillance, and the prevalence of surveillance culture in our society. Recently I stumbled upon this feature by David Chandler on Kill Screen. And its sentiments deserve all the attention.
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Television got a whole lot better

I have spoken a lot about Twitch and its various suitors over the past couple of weeks – and while it may be getting a bit much, let’s beat at the dead horse.

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Not all that glisters is gold

Oh God, do I have to talk about this topic? I guess I don’t but the subject matter is interesting no matter who is involved. So here we go: Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie.
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