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DUT Journalism is involved in a range of activities that not only promotes a strong culture of teaching and learning but also contributes to the well-being of its numerous stakeholders.
Over and above the pursuit of academic excellence, DUT Journalism is committed to ongoing relevant applied research as well as ongoing community engagement, seen as critical to integrated sustainable development. Our ‘Community Engagement’ events are integrated into the teaching and learning process. Commemorated days include (amongst others) World Press Freedom Day (May 3), Africa Day (25 May) and Media Freedom Day (October 19).
At regular intervals, leading personalities in their respective fields of expertise donate their time and talent to the department as guest speakers. Moreover, participants at the yearly Time of the Writer Festival and Durban International Film Festival conduct workshops.
In conjunction with the Gandhi Development Trust (GDT), the Mahatma Gandhi Media Lecture is hosted each year.
DUT Journalism is actively involved in producing content for radio, television and online. It has strong ties with the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef).
The Advisory Board: Journalism comprises programme staff and senior members of the media industry. The board, inter alia, fosters, strengthens and maintains efficient and professional standards in the field of journalism. It meets three times a year.
Student Achievement is recognized at an Annual Awards Ceremony. Guest speakers have included eThekwini Municipality Speaker Logie Naidoo, Fred Khumalo and Thulani Mbatha.
Alumni have excelled across the media spectrum. With a strong journalistic foundation from the department, they are prospering in institutions like Agenda, Al-Jazeera, Avusa, Caxton Newspapers, City Press, Durban Youth Radio, East Coast Radio, e.tv, Express Media, Financial Mail (FM), Gagasi 99.5 FM, Government Communication & Information Services (GCIS), Independent Newspapers (titles across the country), Jacaranda 94.2, Kwana, Mail & Guardian, M-Net, North Coast Courier, Radio 702, Radio Hindvani, Rising Sun, Tabloid Media, SABC Radio & TV, South African Press Association, (Sapa), Satyagraha, Sowetan, Summit TV, Umafrika and Witness.