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The silliness (and illness!) of policy silos in South Africa

South Africa is missing a trick or ten, thanks to our silo policy approach to broadcast and broadband.

You may have thought these two realms, which share the character of being "broad" - and more importantly, will share a digital character sooner rather than later, were a natural for convergent treatment.

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Timeline: SA Media Crisis

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Beyond Broadcasting: the future of state-owned broadcasters in Southern Africa

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Squeezed into some 60 pages is a review of how digitisation is impacting on media in Southern Africa, and especially how the new digi-scape is impacting on state-owned broadcasters. It's been produced for distribution at the 13th Highway Africa conference to a mass of influential people in journalism and journalism education.

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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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Compulsion, convergence and cash in the Boston Globe newsroom

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My pal, the new media revolutionary Rosental Alves, (pictured left) invited me to join him on a visit to the newsroom of the troubled Boston Globe on 7 August, and the top two people showed us around – Marty Baron, the editor (pictured right), and David Beard who edits Boston.Com.

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