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Grocotts' Online - get ready!

Today Grocotts Digital Edition was launched, an online community newspaper which pushes digital journalism to a new level.

The site is run by six New Media students and new media guru Vincent Maher, the editor of the website. (All are part of the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University)

Production for the online edition of South Africas oldest print publication includes video and audio footage, photography and text. The site’s special reports present local stories offering a variety of media for the viewer, creating interactivity and promoting streaming media.

Each special report is produced by two students respectively who are trained for precise, concise and up to date technical knowhow and journalistic skills. A New Media student at this stage is trained to become an all, round journalist who is capable of producing video, audio, photography and text and being able to compose, edit and upload all these media into the online realm. View this special report as an example.

This news-site promotes citizen journalism by allowing commentary on all the stories and in future allowing citizen journalists to post their own stories.

The 2006 New Media students are:

From left: Carly Ritz, Gregor Rohrig, Alex Maughan, Sipetile Sixishe, Michael Salzwedel, Paul Page

The project is headed up by Vincent Maher, the New Media lecturer at the School for Journalism and Media Studies in Grahamstown, South Africa


  1. Blogger Carlz | Wednesday, March 01, 2006 9:29:00 pm |  

    what a good looking bunch! awesome guys. here's to great things!

  2. Anonymous Lu | Wednesday, March 01, 2006 10:09:00 pm |  

    sounds awesome!