Award winning online site, Memeburn released their most prominent SA Journalists on Twitter list yesterday. While celebrities might be picking up followers by the thousands, those within the media industry who aren’t doing too badly themselves. Sitting comfortably at the top of the list is City Press Editor Ferial Haffajee. The former Mail & Guardian editor-in-chief moved onto City Press in 2009. She has turned City Press into one of the country’s leading Sunday papers. If you haven’t purchased a copy up to now, do yourselves a favour and get one this Sunday. It really is a good read.
Also on the list my former boss and a man who gave me my first job, Ray Hartley. Ray is now the editor of the Sunday Times. He is sitting at number five on the list. I’ll forever be thankful to him for giving me the opportunity to be one of the founding members of the The Times Multimedia team. The Primedia stable is represented well on this list with the likes of Redi Thlabi, Yusuf Abramjee, Stephen Grootes, Mandy Wiener and John Robbie all on the list too. My friends and fellow colleagues Gabi Ndebele, Nadia Neophytou, Lihle Mtshali, Matthew Du Plessis and Lerato Tshabalala also make the list. Well done to Janine Jellars, the new editor of Seventeen magazine for making the top 10 too! And finally, yours truly is on the list too. I’m humbled to be even considered, let alone at number 21 on the list. For me to be on a list with such experienced, wise and dedicated media practioners such as the ones on this list is great. It also proves that the industry is watching and taking note of my contribution, which is one of the best accolades anyone can ask for. So thanks Memeburn for this. I’m going to carry on doing what I do best and love. Multimedia journalism is the future
Check out the full list here.