The department of Journalism, Film and Television at the University of Johannesburg has joined The Journalist. It joins the founding university, the University of the Free State, in its efforts to draw the stories of neglected journalism pioneers into the public eye. Both universities will continue to seek ways to incorporate the substantial story of South African journalism into the curricula. The site will also work to serve as a knowledge bank for experienced journalist to provide historical perspective of key South African and African issues. Through cooperation with the All Africa Editors’ Forum, efforts are being made to link up with universities on the continent so that they too can add the stories of their great pioneers.
“We are delighted at having become a member university of The Journalist, said Ylva Rodny-Gumede, Head of the Department of Journalism, Film and Television at UJ.
“The Journalist has in a very short span of time established itself as the leading forum for innovation in journalism and the exchange of ideas and research often falling outside of the mainstream news media,” she said.
“It provides our faculty as well as students with a platform for knowledge and information exchange in and between the news media industry and journalism practitioners and journalism schools nationally as well as internationally.”