You know the story by now. Media and journalism are in crisis as media scarcity becomes a thing of the past. In the North, fast, cheap broadband means a surfeit of media choice, content and services. While media consumption is up, 'traditional' media consumption is down (except in emerging countries).
ITWeb, the business technology media company, is offering a third-year journalism student an opportunity to get experience and training in the media industry along with a fully paid-up fourth year bursary.
Launched this year, the ITWeb Journalism Bursary is being offered to the students of Rhodes School of Journalism & Media Studies.
ITWeb dominates the technology media space across online, print and events, and its main news and information site is accessed by 80 000 unique readers a month.
Grocott's Mail Digital Edition began in 2006, when it was run by staff and students in the New Media Lab at Rhodes University's School of Journalism & Media Studies. The site was originally developed by New Media Lab director, Vincent Maher in 2006 over the period of only a few weeks. The original incarnation with its custom built CMS included capacity for multimedia and citizen journalism made it years ahead of its time.