by Roger Hislop (@d0dja) In a legal clash that shows all the signs of setting the tone — and the legal precedent — for our entire industry for decades to come, why is everyone sitting back and leaving it up to corporate lawyers and high court judges to define what is, and isn’t, allowed to be done in the name of profitable publishing, and what is, or isn’t, in the interests of journalism, publishing, South African readers and civil society?
Caxton Publishers & Printers Ltd has upped its stake in Moneyweb Holdings, the financial content company that produces Moneyweb.co.za, Miningweb, Marketingweb and a host of smaller properties, as well as Alec Hogg’s syndicated radio show (broadcast on SAFM, RSG and Lotus FM). Moneyweb also produces the business news section of Caxton-owned The Citizen.
After jumping from the 5th to the 1st spot on Mark’s Twitter News Ranking Index MyNews24 not only maintained its position but grew its number of followers by more than 450. Radio 702 continued its surge up our rankings from 4th position to 2nd place though in terms of the number of followers it’s not yet seriously challenging MyNews24 for the top spot.
MyNews24 has jumped from the 5th spot on Mark’s Twitter News Ranking Index to 1st. In a month. The road to success seems to be very much in line with a recent column MarkLives published on how news organisations can effectively use Twitter.