Creating games for journalism

[box]By Sisi Wei, ProPublica. This article was co-published with Source.[/box] We as journalists can learn a lot from video games. They can help players explore unfamiliar worlds and experience stories, almost literally, through the eyes of another person. Designed well, video games guide players to feel emotion and conflict, as well as learn the intricacies … Read more

Saarf/NAB fight explained: It’s about who owns the data

Understanding how the South African Audience Research Foundation (Saarf) puts together its research is difficult enough so if you’ve been scratching your head lately over the battle between the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and Saarf, then you are not alone. The NAB – which represents the radio and television media owners – resigned recently from … Read more

Saarf/NAB fight explained: It's about who owns the data

Understanding how the South African Audience Research Foundation (Saarf) puts together its research is difficult enough so if you’ve been scratching your head lately over the battle between the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and Saarf, then you are not alone. The NAB – which represents the radio and television media owners – resigned recently from … Read more

Media lawyer Willem de Klerk's guide to sub judice rule (Part 1)

The ubiquitous sub judice rule surfaced again recently in relation to media reportage around the Oscar Pistorius murder case. The arrest of Pistorius in February 2013 for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, resulted in an international media frenzy. Speculation was rife as to what had transpired on the fateful night. Everyone had a … Read more