Academic Papers

Academic Papers is a new section we launch this month. Participants at the recent Afrocentric journalism curriculum workshop at Wits University (July 3-4) requested a facility to share papers.

This platform will serve as a resource that prompts dialogue, encourages decolonisation and afro-centric learning, peer review, and easy access to research as it emerges. Mvuzo Ponono, of the University of the Free State, one of the coordinators of the Emerging Scholars Network will edit the section until the SACOMM conference at the end of August, 2017 when a new editor will be selected. Should you have the desire to contribute a research paper contact him at

SACOMM is an organization that links academic departments across the country in the discipline of media, journalism and communications. SACOMM holds an annual conference to bring interested scholars together. The Emerging Scholars Network is a group within this organization that supports young scholars.


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