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Sponsored content and the free press

When our professor first told us, I was in shock.

Some articles in the press are apparently not the work of sweat-of-brow investigative journalism, but written (at least in part) by the PR departments of other companies! 273 more words


Did President Zuma really call his booers “empty vessels”?

The New Age said President Jacob Zuma referred to his booers “empty vessels”. Did he really say that? Doesn’t this remind you of the “dirty” votes comment by ANC Premier Nomvula Mokonyane?


Xappmedia Raises $3M For Interactive Audio Ads

Xappmedia is announcing that it has raised $3 million in seed funding for its recently launched audio advertising platform.

The first part of a Xappmedia spot can sound like a regular ad, but then it offers a call to action. 222 more words


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ProMo-Cymru: Day 1


On day one of my time with the organisation, I was immediately put to work, tasked with reviewing a CD and a book by the end of the week, I was grateful for the challenge and immediately got stuck into the book, this was short lived however as I then tasked to write a news article on an upcoming music event in Merthyr Tydfil called “Merthyr Rock,” this required me to grab text from their press release, names of bands and acts announced so far and from past years; and also add text of my own to spice up the passage. 338 more words

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The Project feature story: dingoes

Australia’s ‘native dog’ has a bad reputation, with farmers long having problems with their attacks on livestock. But some farmers are now finding a dingo-friendly approach is gaining better results. 57 more words


Pro-Russian insurgents hold journalist hostage

DONETSK, Ukraine – Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive.

Simon Ostrovsky, a journalist for Vice News, has not been seen since early Tuesday. 100 more words


Commercial Producer

Commercial Producer Vacancy – Television

Royal Media Services Limited wishes to recruit a suitably qualified person for the above position.

The jobholder will be responsible for creating concepts from client briefs, executing the production process, giving support to the Direct / Agency teams, client presentations and giving creative ideas on programming and production. 194 more words