Anton Harber – Political Journalist

Anton Harber - Corporate Political Journalist
Anton Harber - Political Journalist

Anton Harber – Political Journalist now Adjunct Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Wits University, has been a journalist and editor for 36 years now part of the Speakers Inc team.

He was the founding editor of the Mail & Guardian, Editor-in-Chief of eNCA and is the author/editor of a number of books, the latest being Diepsloot.

Anton Harber has written for the New York Times, Newsweek and The Guardian, inter alia, and for many years has written a column for Business Day.

He was a recipient of the Pringle Award for Press Freedom and sits on the board of the Global Investigative Journalism Network

Fake News: Fake news is the new threat to reputations, brands, businesses, individuals and our society as a whole.

Why is this happening and what can we do to counter it?

The Threats and Opportunities of Social Media: Social media has changed not just how we produce and consume news, but the very definition of what is news.

State of our Media: Keeping up with the rapid and revolutionary changes in our media world is a constant challenge.

In South Africa, it is particularly important given the role the media is playing in holding authority to account and growing our democracy.

But with newspaper sales and advertising revenue in serious decline, the traditional business model is collapsing.

How will we get our news in the future, and what do we need to do to ensure we get the information we need?

Leakers and Muckrakers: Massive leaks of data – in the Panama Papers, the Wikileaks revelations, the Edward Snowden story and our own GuptaLeaks – have opened a new era in investigative reporting.

Anton Harber – Political Journalist who you can follow on twitter has a unique insider’s view of the implications of these new trends.

Diepsloot: Anton Harber – Political Journalist spent six months in one of the poorest, most densely populated informal settlements.

His book challenges the stereotypes of how people live, highlights the enormous challenges this presents for our country.