Journalism

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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If you are interested in pursuing a career in Journalism please click on the link below for more information:

http://www.collegesa.co.za/Journalism-Courses.html

Take care!

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Things you need to know about getting a job:

 

If you are looking for a new job, or, looking to get employed for the first time, then there are a couple of things that you need to know:

 

  1. There are going to be hundreds of people competing for the same job that you want. So, you need to make sure that you and your CV stand out and get the attention of your future boss.
  2. What really counts is proof that you will actually be able to do the job. So, having a Degree is great, but this does not always mean that you will have the necessary skills to be able to do the job.

 

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What are some CRUCIAL Skills needed for most jobs?

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It doesn’t matter if you are considering becoming an Accountant or a Graphic Designer – you will need certain basic business skills.

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Boss’s Day – Do you HEART or HATE your boss?

“I love my job. I love the pay!

I love it more and more each day.
I love my boss, he is the best!

I love his boss and all the rest.”

Author unknown

 

October 16 is International Boss’s Day. This is still a relatively new celebratory day in South Africa but it is starting to gain momentum in the corporate world.

The first question I have to ask is – do you HEART or HATE your boss?

Hate  your boss?

 

Is your boss somebody you want to honour this year?

 

Your boss

 

Or, would you rather make a voodoo doll out of your boss?

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If you feel you need a NEW BOSS, then chances are high that you need a NEW JOB!

Finding a new job can be really tough. Statistically speaking, South Africa’s official unemployment rate is at 25.6%.* * (As published by the South African government http://www.statssa.gov.za/keyindicators/keyindicators.asp).

This means that at least a quarter of the country is unemployed! But, don’t despair – there are things that you can do to improve your chances of getting a job:

  • Get relevant job skills by volunteering or applying for an internship;
  • Network with everybody that you know and spread the word that you are looking for a job;
  • Do as much research as you can about the industry you want to go into and the kind of job that you would like;
  • Get the knowledge that you need in order to be qualified to do the job by registering for study courses.

 

College SA can help you get the knowledge that you need. Need to study something specific such as Technical Financial Accounting? College SA will have the course for you.  Need to study something more general such as Time Management?

 

College SA will be your educational partner that will support you every step of the way with your studies.

 

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Start taking the necessary steps today to get a new boss and a new job. Don’t be stuck doing something that you hate for somebody that you hate. Imagine yourself jumping out of bed in the morning with excitement because you can’t wait to get to work. Imagine a better future for yourself. It can be done!

 

Don’t dream it … be it (quote from the Rocky Horror Picture Show).

Don't dream it, be it

 

 

 

ps: I love my job and my boss!

Who says work and play don’t mix?

Hello dear readers.

Today I wanted to share a few thoughts about the world of Sports.

More specifically about – a career in Sports

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Sporting careers have long been overlooked by students looking to combine work and play.

Please don’t get me wrong when I say play. A career in the sporting world is no less challenging or professional than a career in any other field.

The only difference is – you may love your job so much, it may never feel like work again.

Let’s break down the concept of a career in sports into three broad categories, namely;

  • Sports and fitness training 
  • Sports Coaching
  • and finally – Sports Management

Choosing a career in sport is much like choosing anything else- It’s all about what works best for you.

Sports and fitness courses prepare students for a career of personal training, nutritional advice giving and one on one work with clients of all ages. Working mainly out of gyms (but also sometimes from private homes), the sports and fitness expert is a powerhouse all-rounder focusing on the health and well being of their clients.

Does that sound like your dream job?

If not, perhaps sports coaching is more in line with your character. As a coach you will work mainly with teams, however; individual attention is just as important as team understanding. The administrative duties of a coach make this an ideal career path for the multitasking professional. If a career outdoors, handling multiple areas and high responsibility is your thing – coaching may be the way to go.

Feel like you’re not quite up to the challenge of handling a team on your own?

Luckily a career in sports management may be more your cup of tea. Sports management is essentially a management field like any other. The only difference is, it incorporates your love of sports into your daily workload. Managing the sports team (or individual) means doing lots of marketing, keeping up with the trends in the sporting world, liaising with the finance managers …. the list goes on.

If being a high powered professional, while still keeping your focus on the thing you love most is your goal, sports management may offer you just what you have been looking for. 

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So dear readers, with all the options and information available nowadays, I challenge you to pursue the career of your dreams.

Especially if it is one most people aren’t brave enough to pursue.

College SA has proudly teamed up with the Exercise Training Academy (ETA) in order to bring you a wide range of internationally recognised Sports Courses.

Have a look at our website for more information and take the first step towards your sporting career today!

Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else.

– Vince Lombardi

Wishing you all the best,

S.