Postgraduate Programme in the School of Journalism & Media Studies: MEDIA AND SOCIALITY

The postgraduate programme in Media and Social Belonging (funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation) in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University is now accepting applications for both study and scholarships.

  • Five Honours bursaries at R90 000 for one year of study
  • Four Masters bursaries at R100 000 for two years of study
  • Five Doctoral bursaries at R125 000 for three years of study

To apply, please send the following documents to Ettioné Ferreira at ammadmin@ru.ac.za by

Monday 12 November 2018:

  • Academic transcripts of degrees to date
  • Motivation letter for joining the programme

and the level you will be applying for.

  • An indication of whether you are applying for a bursary. Specify whether you are interested in joining the programme regardless of whether you will be awarded a bursary or not.
  • A recent piece of academic/research writing.
  • CV.
  • The formal Rhodes University application form available from http://www.ru.ac.za/postgraduategateway/

Please see the attached advertisement for more details: Mellon_Advert_2018

CONFERENCE: Programme for #sacomm18 Published

The conference hosts at the University of Johannesburg have published the programme for #sacomm18.

SACOMM 2018 will be held at The University of Johannesburg – UJ – https://www.uj.ac.za/
Maps, addresses and GPS location of UJ you can find here.

The SACOMM Emerging Scholars’ Pre-conference 2018 will already kick off on Tuesday, 11 September 2018 (09:00-16:00)

The Full Programme can be downloaded here: SACOMM 2018 Programme.

We look forward to welcoming you at #sacomm18.

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SACOMM Emerging Scholars’ Pre-conference 2018

Date: 11 September 2018 (09:00-16:00)

This year the SACOMM emerging scholars’ pre-conference is being hosted at the University of Johannesburg a day before the main conference themed ‘Communication at the crossroads’. The pre-conference will include the usual AGM to vote on important issues that impact on emerging scholars in the communication discipline. This year, however, sees the introduction of concurrent workshops that aim to address two imminent needs: publication and career planning in academia. Distinguished senior scholars will be sharing their experiences on these two important issues in two interactive parallel sessions.

From postgraduate project to publication

Undertaking a postgraduate research project is a multi-faceted journey, in which emerging scholars obtain and produce expert knowledge on a very specific subject. A research article and book chapter is the most common conduits for making this knowledge accessible to a broader academic audience. The proposed workshop centres on the process of turning an honours essay, MA dissertation and Doctoral thesis into a manuscript that captures the attention and the interest of the academic community in a specific field of study. It brings emerging scholars in concert with an experienced and well-published academic to discuss challenges of editing a postgraduate project, including questions on structure and style.

Advancing in Academia as a career

The aim of this workshop is to equip emerging and early-career scholars with effective advice from senior scholars in the communication discipline on the ins and outs of the academic job market as well as to successfully plan the first years of their academic career. It also aims to help emerging scholars navigate the complexity and variety of academic career paths in an ever-changing environment. The workshop will consist of two parts, short presentations from the panellist (experience, tips and advice) followed by an open group discussion among all participants. In addition, the workshop is meant to offer an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas on key issues for young scholars and their integration in academia.