Jude bridges theory and practice in the new media specialisation. He is also consulting digital editor for Grocott's Mail
and new media editor for CueOnline
- the website of the official newspaper of the National Arts Festival. His experience over the past 14 years includes media education and training, freedom of expression and media advocacy; stakeholder and project management for media assistance; and media production, editing, design and strategy for print, web and multimedia journalism. He earned a Baccalaureus Technologiae summa cum laude
from the Department of Journalism, Technikon Natal (currently known as the Durban University of Technology) and a Masters Degree in Arts for Journalism and Media Studies from Rhodes University.
He tweets as at @newmediajude
Harry Dugmore is the newly appointed MTN Chair of Media and Mobile Communication at the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University in South Africa. In his position at MTN Chair at Rhodes, Harry is running a major project funded by the USA-based Knight Foundation entitled “Iindaba Ziyafika - The news is coming”. This project aims, among other things, to better equip media producers in Africa with the skills and the software to use mobile phones to democratise both news production and news dissemination.
Harry has PhD in history from the University of the Witwatersrand, and lives and works in Grahamstown.
Prof Guy Berger is at the School of Journalism & Media Studies at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. There he served as head from 1994-2010, and has overseen the development of the Africa Media Matrix building, as well as projects like the New Media Lab, Highway Africa conference and the Sol Plaatje Media Leadership Institute. He has a PhD from Rhodes, and is active in the South African National Editors Forum. In 2011, he's convening the Pan African Conference on Access to Information