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Professor Laura Roselle’s work lies at the nexus of international relations and political communication, and her teaching focuses on issues of media and politics. She completed a PhD in Political Science at Stanford University. She was named Elon University Distinguished Scholar in 2009.  Roselle is the Director of Elon’s Turnage Family Faculty Innovation and Creativity Fund for the Study of Political Communication. She was a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Duke University (2007-2015). Roselle is the co-editor of the book series Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics & Society, and is co-editor of the journal Media, War & Conflict. Her most recent book is Strategic Narratives, Communication Power & the New World Order.

Education: Stanford University, Political Science, Ph.D., 1993, MA, 1986; Emory University, B.A., Math/Computer Science and Russian, 1985, Phi Beta Kappa.

Pic_Tamara-FrancesTamara Frances is a junior majoring in Sociology and minoring in Visual and Media Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She is particularly interested the impact of digital media on human resources and content marketing. Tamara’s professional experience with media includes working with Duke Athletics’ social media accounts along with Duke’s Office of Global Affairs’ digital media projects. In her free time, you can find her at the gym, watching sports, endlessly scrolling on Twitter, or catching up on TV shows on Hulu.


Frances Beroset is a student at Duke University, class of 2019.  She a writer and department head at the Duke Chronicle, Duke University’s daily newspaper, and has written on topics ranging from Durham politics to endangered lemurs. She is from Pittsboro, North Carolina.

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 Tebogo Tshwane is studying towards a Journalism Honours student at Wits University. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of  Pretoria where she  obtained a BA degree in English and Sepedi  (One of South Africa’s official language). She wants to write stories that will have a meaningful impact on peoples lives women and children in rural South Africa.

Xiletelo Mabasa is a lively second-year journalism student whose interests range from politics to lifestyle news. She matriculated at Khanyisa Education Centre in Giyani, before pursuing her studies in journalism at the University of Johannesburg in 2015. Xiletelo has just started earning her bylines by working as a contributor for ‘The Journalist’ organisation and is currently working on joining the ever growing blogosphere.

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Nozipho Mpanza is currently studying towards an honours degree in journalism at Wits University. She holds a bachelor of commerce in economics and finance as well as an honours degree in financial analysis and portfolio management, both from the University of Cape Town.  She also has a love for literature and the arts. As a recipient of the Gift of the Gab award many a times in her schooling career, Nozipho is an avid public speaker that is enthused by bringing her written work to life through speech. Nozi enjoys the company of problem-solvers, having participated in youth development programs in Dubai and Pennsylvania that aim to cultivate young leaders.   Moreover, she is a founding member of the International Youth Leadership Conference Africa (IYLC Africa) and has facilitated the conference in Cape Town.  Nozipho seeks to make an impact in her community through nurturing and promoting the importance of education by helping unlock the minds of young people across Africa through mentorship.

Sarah Rose

Sarah Rose de Villiers is a 4th year Journalism student from Rhodes University and a black Bic pen is her favourite thing. While she is specialising in writing and editing, she lives to draw, doodle, paint and sketch. Her other addictions include art, reading, skywatching and exploring this wonderful world.



Mokgethwa Masemola is the quintessential 21 st century journalist; tech-savvy, ambitious, educated and with a flair for story-telling, lifestyle and current affairs. He is a 23-year old Journalism Honours student at Wits University with an undergraduate degree from Rhodes University. His interests outside of journalism include travel, fashion, literature and pop culture. This dynamic student-journalist lives by the motto: “When you find your passion, and align it with your purpose, the universe will move people, places and circumstances to make things happen for you.

Keketso Majoe

Keketso Majoe is a 3rd year BA Journalism student at the University of Johannesburg. His passion is writing and content producing. He has an interest in magazine journalism, script writing and academia which leads him to wanting a time where he contributes to the future educational material within the future of journalism.


Nokuthula Zwane

Nokuthula Zwane is a journalism Honours student at Wits University. She has grown to love the field of journalism throughout her varsity career. She is a fun, outgoing person that finds pleasure in investigating stories.


Hazel Kimani

Hazel Kimani calls herself a “baby journalist.”  She is currently completing her honours in journalism & media studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. she completed her undergrad at Wits as well with majors in Media Studies, Anthropology & Sociology. She is passionate about black literature, saturday afternoons & jazz. You’ll probably find her debating about social issues, laughing at the absurdity of life or giving hair tutorials to all the girls standing in the line for the bathroom.

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Tendani Mulaudzi is a 23-year-old journalism student with big dreams. For her, a book makes the best company and music the greatest friend. Cape Town forms the foundation of my adulthood, where she completed a BA Film & Media Production degree at UCT. Passionate about radio, writing and words. Previous work experience includes Varsity, What’s On, ZANEWS and GLAMOUR South Africa. Experienced in social media management, radio production, writing and copy editing.

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Hasan Variawa is currently honours in journalism. He has a triple major in journalism, English literature and communications. He is enthusiast about photography and is passionate for photo journalism. He is aspiring to become a novelist. His hobbies include reading, culinary arts and film.

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Themba Nkomo is a Journalism tutor and honours student at the University of Johannesburg.An occasional  blogger with interest in social media. Born and raised in Zuurbekom, Gauteng, South Africa. His previous posts include Social Media Editor for the UJ Observer and more recently; Junior Editor for The Recess Youth Movement (TRYM).

Zanta Nkumane

Zanta Nkumane is a writer from Swaziland, currently based in Johannesburg. Living off a diet of wine and music, his writing covers a wide selection of topics from current affairs to music.


Angelica Thomas is currently doing a BA Journalism at UJ. She loves to explore and take photos. Journalism found her, she did not find it. She has been writing for Teenzone Magazine for almost four years and her dream is to one day be a travel journalist.


Kibo NgowiKibo Ngowi is a journalist who has been writing and editing professionally for seven years. His work has been published in Botswana, South Africa and the United Kingdom. He is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa and writing for the men’s business & lifestyle magazine Destiny Man while he also pursues his Honours Degree in Journalism at the University of Johannesburg.

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Nompilo Ndlovu describes herself as a God-inspired storyteller and writer from the world of fantasy and reality. Photographer and 4th year writer at Rhodes University. Lover of Lumpy Space Princess. She goes where her feet take her.

Kyle Oberholzer

Kyle Oberholzer is an architecture graduate from the University of Pretoria. He has developed a love for writing during his architecture theory modules. His decision to study journalism came after reading a collection of Rian Malan’s articles, which made him realise that writing has the potential to shift perceptions. At this point, He realised just how big the journalism industry is, and so “I have no idea where it will take me.” He only hopes that there will be good stories that need to be told.

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Leanne Cumming is currently completing her Honours in journalism and media studies at Wits University and write for Wits Vuvuzela. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Pretoria, majoring in Anthropology and Sociology. During her undergraduate degree she was a features writer for Perdeby in 2013/14 and was features editor in 2015. She would describe herself as an adrenaline junkie with a love for adventure and anything to do with the outdoors. She interested in fashion, fitness, food, travel and current affairs.

Wendy Mothata

Wendy Mothata was born in the village of Moletji, Limpopo, she went to the University Of Limpopo to study for a Bachelor of Arts in the Media Studies, after completing her high school. Through her university life, the 23 years old Wendy, was part of the student magazine (Keyaka), student newspaper (Turf Beast) as a freelancer and also part of campus radio (Radio Turf). In 2013 she was awarded the best promising student in Media Studies. In 2014-2015 she was crowned University of Limpopo’s Ambassador. Wendy moved to Johannesburg to pursue her ultimate calling in Journalism. She is currently studying her postgrad honours in journalism and media Studies at the University of Witwatersrand.

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Adriana Georgiades is a fourth-year Journalism and Media Studies student at Rhodes University. Born 10 July 1994 in Johannesburg, she moved to Grahamstown four years ago to pursue her love of writing. She is currently serving as the Sports editor of the student newspaper Activate, but enjoys writing about fashion and women empowerment. She hopes to one day publish her own novel.

Lijeng Ranooe

Lijeng Ranooe is a passionate student, journalist, writer and media personality with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Studies from the University of Botswana. She has gained experience as a journalist in the media industry through her work with major industry contributors in South Africa, Lesotho and Botswana. She has worked for companies such as Caxton and CTP Publishers and Printers Limited, Botswana Press Agency (BOPA) and is currently studying at the University of Johannesburg doing her BA Honours in Journalism.


Candice Wagener 2Candice Wagener, 24 year old aspiring photojournalist and journalist who spent time working and living in the bush where her passion for writing and photography grew. Returned home to complete a BA degree in Psychology and Media Studies. She is now currently doing an Honours degree in Journalism at Wits University. “No matter the journey or where it may take me, there is bound to be a story just waiting to be found. My main goal is to be a documenting photographer and photojournalist and live life through the lens.” Currently a student journalist for Wits Vuvuzela. Was published in GO magazine April 2013. She is the co-founder of the Fourways High School photography club which was started when she was a student there. “I live for the adventure.”

shannon CorreiraShannon Correia is a journalsim student pursuing an honours degree at Wits. Her first degree is in fashion. She has fulfilled both of her passions by gaining academic knowledge in both fashion and writing. Apart from being a full time student, she is a blogger, makeup artist and stylist.