By Fackson Banda, Shalen Gajadhar, Paul Greenway
When the Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) invited us to liveblog MobileActive's third international conference using Nokia cellphones, it was an offer we couldn’t refuse. MobileActive is a rapidly expanding network of experts, NGOs, software and hardware companies that use or develop cellular technology for social impact.
What inflation rate should one use to calculate whether a particular price increase is keeping pace with inflation? Is it legitimate to use various rates of inflation?
Out of a paper set for the postgraduate diploma students at Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies came an interesting set of answers to these questions.
The paper itself arose from a question JMS colleagues Guy Berger, Robert Brand and I discussed over a pizza lunch with some of those postgraduate students in the week of the unveiling of the 2008/08 Budget.
I love the Internet! Just as my inbox is filling with emails from journalism teachers gnashing their teeth about the low levels of news awareness among journalism students, so my RSS feed throws up a perfectly pertinent post: Twelve things journalists can do to save journalism.