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Departmental Publications

‚ÄčThe Department of Journalism regularly produces a wide range of publications - both in print and online.

Since 2017 the honours students have been producing daily news updates on the Stellenbosch community and university on their own website, called MatieMedia, as part of their course work.

Other publications inlcude:

  • Stellenbosch Media Forum (SMF) - a yearly magazine the honours class produces to highlight key and current issues in the media industry
  • LIP - a magazine-style newspaper produced by the honours class, previously around the events and productions at the US Woordfees. Since 2017 this publication has been focused on World Press Freedom Day on 3 May.
  • Janus - an alumni newsletter distributed every year to Crozier Street alumni across the world. If you are an alumnus and want to update your contact details with the department, please send an email to
The Department of Journalism, under the guidance of Dr Gawie Botma, also publishes the academic journal, Global Media Journal - African Edition.