Joburg Radio Days organized by Wits Journalism will take place this year from July 3rd to 5th at Wits University in Johannesburg, and the programme promises to be bigger and better than before, with top South African and overseas speakers. If you're in radio, you can't afford to miss this important event on the radio calendar!
Topics this year will include:
- Using Social Media to Build Audience
- The Innovative Radio Newsroom
- The Talent Pipeline
- The Technical Future
- Pop-up Stations
- How to Tweet a Revolution
- New Music Platforms
- Online Radio Pioneers
- The National Community Radio Forum’s 20th birthday – what’s been achieved?
- Radio Stories from Australia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, DRC etc
- History, Regulation, Rams, etc etc
(Topics subject to change.)
There are sessions of interest to commercial radio, public and community radio; to producers, managers, marketers, editors, DJs; veterans and newbies - anybody with a passion for radio! The full programme will be posted here shortly. Come to a morning, a day or the whole conference. Applications to attend the conference are now available online.
Wits Journalism is a programme for aspirant and working journalists. Located in Johannesburg – at the heart of the country's media – it is well placed to work closely with the industry and working professionals to ensure a rich and exciting centre of teaching, training, research and public engagement.
The department is steeped in a tradition of independent, critical, quality journalism. Courses are taught by journalists with many years of experience and seniority in the profession including Prof Anton Harber, Prof Franz Kruger, Lesley Cowling, Jo-Anne Richards, Margaret Renn, Antony Kaminj, and Kevin Davie. Adjunct Lecturers include Irwin Manoim, Ruth Becker, Indra de Lanerolle and Glenn Penfold.
Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa