Download e-book for iPad: Tabloid Journalism in South Africa: True Story! (African by Herman Wasserman

By Herman Wasserman

ISBN-10: 0253354927

ISBN-13: 9780253354921

Below a decade after the arrival of democracy in South Africa, tabloid newspapers have taken the rustic through typhoon. the sort of papers -- the day-by-day solar -- is now the biggest within the kingdom, however it has generated controversy for its perceived loss of admire for privateness, brazen sexual content material, and unrestrained truth-stretching. Herman Wasserman examines the good fortune of tabloid journalism in South Africa at a time while international print media are in decline. He considers the social importance of the tabloids and the way they play a job in integrating readers and their day-by-day struggles with the political and social sphere of the recent democracy. Wasserman indicates how those papers have discovered an enormous area of interest in well known and civic tradition principally neglected via the mainstream media and formal political channels.

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The “quality” press in South Africa have been quick to adapt to international trends in convergence (the combination of old print media and new technologies such as blogs, video clips on websites, and cell phone news ser vices, as well as new platforms like Facebook and Twitter) and interactivity (including readers’ blogs, online citizen journalism, and the like) in an attempt to halt declining circulation figures. 9 The pattern in South Africa is similar to the situation in other African countries, where “old” media (mostly radio, due to high illiteracy rates and low circulation and advertising revenues) still dominate (Beckett and Kyrke-Smith 2007, 24, 45).

It is true that these tabloids are not operating independently, as did the erstwhile alternative media. Rather, they are owned by conglomerates that have identified the Black working class as a lucrative market segment. From this perspective, tabloids provided “the opportunity to service the bottom end of the media market [that] was not exploitable before” (Rabe 2007, 28). Even while South African Attack of the Killer Newspapers! S. “supermarket tabloids”), their ownership by big capital in all likelihood constrains their ability to provide a radical critique of the political-economic status quo.

P42,” July 14, 2008), and occasionally headlines will use word play, like when Cape Son reported on a racist incident in a family restaurant and used the headline “Beef over Race Row” (January 29, 2007) or when the Daily Voice (which probably follows the British format more closely than any other South African tabloid; see chapter 3) chose the headlines “Stoned” and “Rock ’n Rol” [sic] to report on mob violence in a Cape Town township, where two alleged robbers were attacked by a crowd hurling a “massive rock” at them (February 26, 2007).

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