Media Studies and Journalism

The interest group convenor for Media Studies and Journalism is Mvuzo Ponono. If you would like to learn more about this interest group, or get involved in its activities you can contact him at




SACOMM’s Journalism and Media Studies Interest Group (JMSIG) seeks to advance research on the objectives, practices and dynamics of journalism and media studies locally and in the broader African context. Building on the renewed resolve at SACOMM 2015 to have a more active and vibrant interest group, we hereby propose a 1 day panel roundtable to be co-hosted by the Department of Journalism, Film and Television at the University of Johannesburg,  Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research (Communicatio) and the Journal of African Media Studies (JAMS).  The roundtable will address questions around normative ideas of the role of the media in society and the news media’s links to the democratic process. The proposed date for this roundtable is 26 February 2015.

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