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The making of a South African multimedia project


For four years, publishers have granted NML access to their convergent newsrooms to witness some of the most profound changes to traditional media since the arrival of desk top publishing. This year’s newsroom experiential was extra special. NML helped the Daily Dispatch design and produce content for a multimedia microsite that challenged students’ skills and their sensibilities about life.

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Social media, journalism and journalism education

Journalism lecturers at Rhodes University are finding ways to use social media such as Facebook and Twitter in their teaching.
Radio lecturer Danika Marquis said students use social to research trends in popular culture, and to advertise their work, including personal bogs and radio journalism or podcasts.

"It is a good way of attracting traffic to student work," Marquis said.

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Hackers can't keep Cue down

Russian and Turkish hackers nearly pulled the plug on CueMedia's digital platforms. A hack levelled the School of Journalism and Media Studies' websites including CueOnline, CuePix and CueTV a month before the National Arts Festival began.


CueDigital is the name given to Internet platforms run by the JMS New Media Lab during the National Arts Festival. CueDigital runs in parallel to Cue newspaper during the National Arts Festival, which is held annually in Grahamstown in July. The idea behind CueDigital is to provide electronic platforms and promotion for the content published in Cue, which is an excellent overview of the festival and is made up mainly of reviews and profiles written by arts writers and student reporters.

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A covered festival

We are providing very comprehensive multimedia coverage of the festival at Cue Online, you can read more about the construction of the project here

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