Grahamstown, South Africa

Rhodes University's Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership invites newspaper managers to participate in a five-day seminar focusing on integrated strategies for managing key elements in newspaper publishing. According to the institute, the course will not seek to turn the newspaper manager into a jack-of-all-trades but will put each participant into the shoes of his or her departmental chiefs. In other words, it will give participants the chance to learn what makes their colleagues and subordinates tick.
The course will provide participants with insights and practical skills to help them make direct interventions in their respective radio stations and television channels, and will cover the following key areas:

  • Leadership skills
  • Managing circulation
  • Managing advertising
  • Managing editorial
  • Managing the budget
  • Managing the team
  • Editorial independence and ethics

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Registration information:

This seminar is intended for newspaper managers - new, not so new, and aspirants - who are willing to invest a week of their time to take a critical look at themselves and their jobs. The course cost will be ZAR6,500, including course materials, all lunches, teas, and one working dinner.

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