Journalism has been around for centuries; it has evolved from a town crier to the first newspapers in 1665 in London.


Journalism in all its different forms of print had complete market domination. That is until the 1930’s when radios had complete coverage of the news. The next big opposition to ‘traditional journalism’ was Television news which started taking some attention from ‘traditional journalism’ in the 1950’s. Although journalism in print did evolve with the times by adding pictures throughout its lifetime and since 1980 have started printing in colour.


Now journalism has a new frontier mobile journalism. Several questions arise from this statement.

What is mobile journalism? What form of news reporting is working on this?

Those questions have quite simple answers. Mobile Journalism is when the news you find reported on television or in newspapers or magazines can be found online. This doesn’t mean people who have commented on it or small web links. This is when the company has built a website to show all the news that is in the daily newspaper; in other words 100% coverage and all of it online.


These online services are something you occasionally have to subscribe to. Yet, this normally works out cheaper than the normal newspaper price because you don’t pay for printing.  These online versions of newspaper have the ability to be more interactive with the average reader, and provide a complete new level of easy to access news. Even publishing giants see the benefit of this.


Media24 is the largest news company in the whole of South Africa. They publish over 60 magazines including the YOU and HUIS genoot. They also publish more than 100 newspapers this includes Die Burger and the Tyger burger.  They have also moved towards mobile journalism.  They have options were you can purchase magazines subscriptions online; and when you subscribe to this you can get a dozen digital magazines for under a hundred rand. The costs do fluctuate but works out much cheaper then buying them in print. They have also developed websites for their newspapers for example Die Burger, where you can read all the latest news.


All this change, it appears as if nothing is immune to the passage of time and the constant development of technology. Journalism had to evolve or it would slowly fade away.

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Laugh Out Loud

“Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health.” –  Paul E. McGhee, Ph.D.

Laugh Out Loud

They say laughter is the best medicine. I always disagreed, but lately I have come to fully understand the true worth of laughter. Not only did I experience the value of laughter first hand, but after doing some research, I discovered how it plays a role in your physical, mental and emotional health.


Here is a list of a few health benefits of laughter:

  • Relaxes your muscles
  • Relieves stress
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Improves blood pressure and flow
  • Reduces aggression and feelings of despair
  • Relieves pain
  • Eases anxiety and fear

We can even argue that laughter connects people with one another, strengthening their relationships. It improves mood and lifts burdens. And the best thing about laughter – it’s free!

Laughter is contagious…

Have you ever heard someone laugh so hard that you cannot help but start laughing yourself? It happens, and it is a wonderful feeling. You do not even have to know why the person is laughing – just the sound is enough to be infectious.

It is one thing to be able to laugh with someone, but a completely different thing to laugh at oneself. But you should be able to laugh at yourself. It indicates a good character trait – humour. The world is serious enough, and it is good to remind ourselves not to take everything so seriously, including ourselves.


“To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.” – William Arthur Ward


In a life filled with despair, fear, war, bloodshed, anger, confusion, disappointment, loss and betrayal – how do we find joy and laughter? Well, we find it in each other, in ourselves, and in everything around us.

Here are some examples of where you are sure to find laughter:


  • The Ginger Man – JP Donleavy
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  • The Comedy of Errors – William Shakespeare
  • The Pickwick Papers – Charles Dickens
  • Finnegan’s Wake – James Joyce


  • The Hangover
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Borat
  • Bridesmaids
  • Coming to America

TV Series

  • New Girl
  • 30 Rock
  • Friends
  • The Office
  • The Simpsons

There are many other ways to have a good laugh. Go watch a stand-up comedy show, read comic strips in the newspaper, or read jokes and tell them to your friends. I must confess: I obtain my daily laugh or chuckle from online videos – usually involving animals doing weird and funny things. It always lifts my spirit.

Even though there are so many ways to get a laugh, the best ones are always the unexpected ones. And next time you find yourself in a hilarious situation, do not suppress your laughter. Let it out and laugh! It is the best medicine.

Distance Learning – College SA Study Material will HELP you all the way

At College SA you will study via Distance Learning (also known as Home Study or Correspondence Study).


In an earlier article we spoke a bit about what distance learning is and how it works. To put it simply, distance learning means that you study a course without needing to go to a classroom. You study at your own pace in a place that suits youit could even be your bedroom!


Because you don’t ever have to go to a classroom, that also means that you won’t be sitting in front of a teacher or a lecturer. But don’t worry – College SA has made sure that you will still have a great teacher:



Did you know that the College SA Study Material:


  • Is easy to understand and to follow
  • Is interesting to read
  • Is full of examples, diagrammes and case studies
  • Has lots of really useful explanations and definitions, and
  • Provides you with lots of opportunities to practice and test your new skills and knowledge.


Did you also know that you get ALL your Study Material sent to you via COURIER for FREE?


College SA – we really will help you every step of the way.


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