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Calling all Writers!

Calling all writers, photographers, aspiring editors and those with a knack for creativity:

Have you always dreamed of writing for a newspaper? Have you always wanted your photos to be the main attraction on the front cover? 124 more words


Should you Tweet the news?

In the past, reporters used to stand on a street corner and try to get random people to comment on the issues of the day. This was embarrassing and not very productive because most people can’t think that quickly on their feet even if they are willing to stop and talk to you, which most people aren’t. 440 more words

Shella Gardezi

Premier Makhura endorses grass root media

The Association of Inde¬pendent Publishers under the tutelage of Executive Director, Louise Vale re¬cently held a conference for Gauteng-based publishers under the theme “Bridging The Local Information Di¬vide” where value and im¬portance of media diversity became the order of the day. 533 more words


Another Reason We Need to Tell Our Stories

With a single tweet, the 83 year-old newspaper in my community disappeared. Of course this is nothing new, it is happening in communities across North America… 760 more words


Cheerleader vs. Watchdog

Community journalism is not easy. As a reporter in a small town, I’ve become part of the town and with that, I have gotten to know some sources on a personal level. 246 more words


My work from home week

THIS week has been pretty amazing…and a bit stressful in equal measure! Being self employed does have some massive advantages and means that my week is often very varied and hectic. 371 more words


The struggle to survive in a digital age

Newspapers are still being printed and purchased. Will that last?

With each new medium that comes along people have been predicting the demise of the medium that came before. 1,797 more words