Taking News24 comments to reality


When I woke up this morning I had an e-mail from Bizcommunity informing me that the News24 comments section will be closed down this Friday. My first thought was “Thank God!” Then I thought for a second about where all that anger would now be directed. I wondered, and so did one of my friends,…

We all want to be more than just a shadow. We want to be seen. We want to be heard. Photo by Shandukani Mulaudzi

Confidence = Fake it until you make it


It’s difficult to blog everyday when your life becomes consumed by work. The past two weeks have been quite the ride and the best way to show I’m alive has been via my Instagram account. (Shamelss plug: Follow me on @ShanduMul). I am so happy I decided to do this degree. It has been two…

Falling for the power of sound


When I first fell in love with journalism, it was my love for writing that drew me to the profession. I wanted to weave words together in such a way that they would paint a beautiful image that would remain vivid in the imagination of the reader. I still dream of that and in fact,…

Stop boxing women


In the spirit of Women’s day, I thought it would be a good idea to share something that happened to me last night that still has me fuming.  A young woman who is friends with me on Facebook sent me a lengthy inbox to tell me how I should behave. She said one of my…

The world my oyster


The past two days have really just been about getting to meet everyone in our class and in our faculty. Yesterday was all about the internationals and today we met the Americans. We learned that we are the 104th class to walk through the doors of the J-School which was founded by joseph Pulitzer in…

New to New York: First glance observations


After about a year and a half of trying to get to New York I am finally hear living the dream! So the first thing I noted when I got out of the airport was that the airport is situated in Queens. Now understand that every single thing I know about New York is based…

An ode to Tiny


Last year one of my friends lost her brother. He was shot dead in their home. He was only 21-years-old. When she called me , I had no idea what to say. I am awkward with death in general but I think in this case what got to me the most was that he was…