Every lecturer at Rhodes’ School of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) subscribes to the vision statement. But everyone also has his or her individual interpretation.
No matter – the diversity is something to value. Yet it can cause difficulties when a discussion takes place with different folk meaning different things – but using the same words.
He’s gotten up the nose of Bhisho for several years, by highlighting cases where the Eastern Cape administration has been callous, corrupt and/or incompetent.
Through this, Colm Allan, the director of the Centre for Social Accountability, has become infamous for his work in the Public Service Accountability Monitor at Rhodes University. Its work in tracking problems in service delivery has positioned him as a trouble-maker in the eyes of many politicians and bureaucrats.
BUSINESS technology media company, ITWeb has announced the award of - not just one, but two - scholarships for new media for 2009. Tallulah Habib and Farzana Rasool, both third-year journalism students are the joint winners of the ITWeb Journalism Bursary introduced this year.
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.
How to integrate different knowledges in the teaching of journalism has bedevilled decades of curriculum development. So, no surprise that integration is an issue currently consuming discussions around the programme for fourth year Journalism and Media Studies students at Rhodes.
Teachers on the course agree that journalism is not pure operational technique (of course no technique exists outside of ideology, history, ethics, representation, etc). Knowing “how to” is indeed a necessary element of doing journalism as a practice, but it is certainly not sufficient.