Contents: South African Media       


2008. Submission to parliament on SABC amendment bill 1 and
Submission to parliament on SABC amendment bill 2

2008. A critique of SABC’s political coverage, and opportunities that the current political climate offers developmental journalism and the SABC. (ppt) 22 November, Johannesburg.

Politics and broadcasting – which way Southern Africa? Keynote speech at conference “Public broadcasting in troubled times”, convened by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Misa, Cape Town, 28 Sept – 1 Oct 2008

Sing a swansong for SABC as we know it. Rhodes Journalism Review. 28: 32-33.

'A paradigm in process: What the scapegoating of Vusi Mona signalled about South African journalism', Communicatio, 34:1, 1 — 20 (pre-publication version)

Why the 1977 clampdown compels us to champion the constitution. In: Remembering Black Wednesday. IAJ Journal, October 2007. (pre-publication version)

Take a pre-election tour tailored for journalists and politicians. New Agenda: S A Journal of Social and Economic Policy. Fourth Quarter, December Issue, 2008. No 32 (pre-publication version)

When SABC became a “soap opera”, but an educational one. Article accepted for publication in Media Development journal. (pre-publication version)

The poverty of journalism and the politics of reporting poverty statistics in South Africa. Article accepted for publication in Nordicom Journal. (pre-publication version)

Reconciling Editorial Independence and Public Accountability Issues in Public Broadcasting Service: Editorial Policies at South African Broadcasting Corporation. Presentation and paper, Asia Media Summit 2005. May 9 - 11, 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Media are a Mess: why South African journalism is not doing its job. Speech, Winter School, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, 5 July 2005.

SA Media Freedom Day 2005: Coming soon is the anniversary of the dark day when apartheid Justice Minister Jimmy Kruger’s outlawed three newspapers. Daily Dispatch 5 October.

A report for Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung on the state of media freedom in SA.

Ethics and excuses: the scapegoating of Vusi Mona, Oct 1, 2004 (paper, ppt)

Challenges facing SA journalism (chapter for HSRC book): published version Current Challenges


1. Challenges facing SA journalism (chapter for HSRC book)

2. Scorecard on media change in SA in Journal of Marketing;

3. Answers to questions for Marketing Mix magazine on same topic.

4. Review of South Africa in 2003 for Misa annual book "So this is Democracy"

5. Ethics and excuses: the scapegoating of Vusi Mona, Oct 1, 2004 (paper, ppt)

SA Media 2001: outline
Online content analysis of race and gender in SA media
Drum tutorial

Peter Magubane Media Freedom Day lecture
Extra readings for essays

SA media essay briefing
nces in SA (Amps 01)
Amps methodology 
Course outline 2000

Exam questions 2000