Category Archives: Journalism


Power journalism – in more than one sense

TweetHow did it happen that we all became victims of power, instead of having it serve us? The American stand-up comic and satirist George Carlin once said that “electricity is just organised lightning”. He might have added that government-owned corporations … Continue reading

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Data journalism: brutal statistics

TweetThe typical journalist (a) mismanages his or her own finances (b) is terrified of computations of a numerical nature (c) believes that statistics lie but uses them anyway, and (d) knows that the time for data journalism has come. Do … Continue reading

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Spot On newspaper workshop

TweetThe name is right, the people are right and the place is right – it’s all Spot On. The Thabang Society, which runs a health clinic in the township of Tumahole, Parys, has launched a newspaper appropriately called Spot On. … Continue reading

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