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Glenda Daniels

Glenda Daniels

Associate Professor in Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand
Associate professor Dr Glenda Daniels has been a journalist in the print industry for over two decades having worked for most of the big print media companies, starting off her career as a trainee in 1990 at the then Weekly Mail. Prior to that she was an anti-apartheid activist and student leader serving in the executive of the Black Student Society at Wits University in the late 1980s. Her last stint in the newsroom was at the Mail & Guardian, as amaBhungane’s first advocacy co-ordinator in 2011-2012. She served on the Right2Know's first national working group in 2011-2012. She joined Wits Journalism as co-ordinator/ author of State of the Newsroom in 2012. In 2015 she joined Media Studies. Daniels is chair of the South African National Editors Forum's (Sanef) Diversity and Ethics committee. She holds a BA: English and Politics (Wits) (Hons) Political Studies (1989) Wits MA (cum Laude) Political Studies (2006) PhD 2011: Political Studies (2011).

Why restoring accuracy will help journalism win back credibility

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As a journalist and a media academic, I have always assumed that Im a fairly savvy media consumer. I know when something is genuine, and when what Im looking at misinformation, disinformation and propaganda. But, during...

How South Africa ranks in the press freedom stakes

Apr 27, 2019 06:06 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Its pleasing that the latest World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters without Borders rates the state of press freedom in South Africa as satisfactory. Satisfactory is the second best category after good. South...

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