Students will have access to experts in new technology, global media, international telecommunications and media studies. As a professional with a global perspective, the twinned degree is aimed at equipping students with the knowledge required to play a powerful role in redefining the way the world communicates.
The topic of media ownership was discussed at a panel called Media Matters: Ownership, Control and Trust at this year’s Open Book Festival. Media Studies PhD student Willemien Calitz was there to witness Lukhanyo Calata, Tabisa Raziya, Justice Malala speak to Adriaan Basson.
Jenna Brayton recalls how former President Bush did not make it a priority, even in 2008, to use emails or take the internet and its audiences very seriously. Brayton and her team aimed to change this when President Obama came into office.
Jessie Zinn and Katherine Werge spoke to the CFMS department on their short film, Into Us and Ours, and the experience of Cannes International Film Festival.