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Dr Gawie Botma
PhD en MA Joernaistiek sameroeper

Dr Gabriël Botma

Gawie Botma is senior lektor in Mediastudies en Massakommunikasie-teorie aan die departement Joernalistiek van die Universiteit van Stellenbosch (US). Hy is die skrywer van drie boeke, Brothers in armchairs: Cultural struggles at Die Burger (2014, Sun Press), Polemieke: Bekgevegte in Afrikaans (2018, Zebra Press) en Race talk in the South African Media (2019, Sun Press). Hy het in 2011 die graad PhD aan die US verwerf met die proefskrif Manufacturing cultural capital: Arts journalism at Die Burger (1990-1999). Botma het die graad M.Phil (cum laude) in 2006 aan die US behaal met ʼn studie wat op media-transformasie by Naspers en Die Burger sedert 1994 gefokus het. Hy het navorsingsartikels in vooraanstaande vaktydskrifte, soos Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, African Journalism Studies, Communicatio en Critical Arts, gepubliseer. Tot en met sy aanstelling by die US was hy kunsredakteur en –skrywer/resensent van Die Burger in Kaapstad.

Publikasies

2021: Contemporary critics and seminal sources: A critical review of the historiography of the first newspaper in South Africa. Mediageskiedenis (30 krediete) (forthcoming).

2019: Race talk in the South African media. Stellenbosch: Sun Press.

2018: Polemieke: Bekgevegte in Afrikaans. Cape Town: Zebra Press.

2018: Die media en die bose wêreld daar buite. In L. Rabe (ed) Journalism / Joernalistiek 4.0. Stellenbosch: Sun Press.

2017: Cultural capital and the distribution of the sensible, Journalism Studies, 18(2): 211-227, DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2015.1046996

2017: Social media and globabalisation. In P.J. Fourie (ed.) Media Studies: Social media and mediated communication. Cape Town: Juta.

2016: Cultural citizenship in the digital future(s): In search of a new code of praxis for South African journalism education and training. Critical Arts, 30(1):102-116.

2016: “Koos sê…”: ʼn Kritiese diskoersanalise van die meta-kapitaal van ʼn invloedryke Suid-Afrikaanse media-magnaat. Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe, 56(1):153-168.

2015: ‘WEG Louw se spook’ en die ‘oop gesprek’: Die Burger se kunsblad in die oorgangsjare na demokrasie. In In L.Rabe (ed.) ʼn Konstante revolusie: Naspers, Media 24 en oorgange. Cape Town: Tafelberg. Pp. 139-147.

2014: Brothers in armchairs: Post-apartheid cultural struggles at Die Burger. Stellenbosch: Sun Media.

2014: The Press Freedom Commission in South Africa and the regulation of journalists online: Lessons from Britain and Australia, Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research, 40:3, 223-238.

2013: Cultural flows in the Chinese empire: The case of Africa. Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies, 34:3:1-14.

2013: Cultural capital and change: Afrikaans arts journalism and the

democratic transformation of South Africa, Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies, 34:2, 15-34

2013: Die spies van die nasie: Die demokratiese rol van die populêre media en avant-garde-kuns in Suid-Afrika. LitNet-Akademies 10 (1). At http://www.litnet.co.za/Article/die-spies-van-die-nasie-die-demokratiese-rol-van-die-populre-media-en-avant-garde-kuns-in-#Artikel

2012: Public media and public theology: At loggerheads or partners in complexity? Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif (53) Deel 3 & 4 September & Desember

2012: The language(s) of failure? Unequal access to journalism education and training at a former whites-only Afrikaans university in South Africa. Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 67(1): 26-44.

2011: The structure of content: The political economy of Die Burger Western Cape (2004-2005). Chapter in book Political Economy of Media Transformation in South Africa, edited by Keyan Tomaselli and Anthony A. Olorunnisola. Hampton Press. Pp 239-166.

2011: Going back to the crossroads: Visions of a democratic media future at the dawn of the new South Africa. Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies, 32(02), pp. 75 – 89.

2010: Lightning strikes twice: The 2007 Rugby World Cup and memories of a South African rainbow nation. Communicatio, 36 (1):1–19.

2009: Die geskiedenis van die Afrikaanse drukpers sedert 1994. (The history of the Afrikaans printing press since 1994). In D. Hugo (ed.) Halala Afrikaans. Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis. Pp 129-135.

2008: Having it both ways: Balancing market orientation and political claims at a South African daily newspaper. Critical Arts, 22(1):1-20. (Co-authored with Herman Wasserman).

2008: Poles apart: Mapping the field of arts journalism in South Africa. Critical Arts, 22(1):83-100.

  1. Paying the field: The cultural economy of Afrikaans at Naspers. Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies, 29(1):42-63.

2006: Sinergie as politiek-ekonomiese strategie by Die Burger (2004-2005). Ecquid Novi, 27(2):135-156.

2006: (Abstract) Sinergie as politiek-ekonomiese strategie in die balansering van idealisme en markgerigtheid by Die Burger Wes-Kaap, 2004-2005.Communicare, 25(1):132.

2020: Online colloquium on the future of Journalism Education at Stellenbosch University, 30 October.

2019: Rykie fellowship colloquium, 25 October, Stellenbosch.

2017: Research visit to Missouri School of Journalism, USA. June/July.

2016: Delegate at #Reporting Race conference, Johannesburg, 18-19 October.

2015: A history of the present: Shifting discourses of race in the South African media since colonialism and apartheid. Paper presented at the annual SACOMM conference, AFDA campus, Cape Town, 28-30 September.

2014: SciELO Users-group meeting and National Scholarly Editors Forum (NSEF), Belmont Square Conference Centre, Cape Town, Rondebosch, 29 – 30 July.

2013: The Press Freedom Commission in South Africa and the regulation of journalists on-line: Lessons from Britain and Australia. Paper presented at the colloquium on press and democracy: systems of press accountability and questions of journalistic ethics, UNISA. 30 August.

2013: A textbook-case of exploring the frontiers: Teaching climate change journalism at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Paper presented at the African Journalism Educators Panel at the World Journalism Education Congress, Mechelen, Belgium, 3-5 July.

2013: Raise the red lantern: Global mediated culture in the Chinese empire. Paper presented at the IAMCR international conference in Dublin, Ireland. 25-29 June.

2013: Media, citizenship and identity: The challenges for journalism education and training in the digital future(s). Paper delivered at JMSIG Colloquium, Unisa, Pretoria, 28 February.

2012: Complexity between North and South: In search of hybridity in South African media analysis. Paper presented at IAMCR annual conference, Durban. 15-19 July.

2012: Cultural capital and change: Afrikaans arts journalism and the democratic transformation of South Africa. Paper presented at ICA annual conference, Phoenix, Arizona. 24-28 May.

2012: Attend AFRICA–UK JOURNALISM EDUCATION EXCHANGE NETWORK, Luton, University of Bedfordshire. 9-13 April.

2011: The good, bad and ugly: Arts journalism at Die Burger (1990-1999). Presentation at New Voices in Science Colloquium, University of Stellenbosch, 2 December.

2011: Participant and discussant in Health Ethics for Journalists Symposium, Rhodes University, Grahamstown. 16-19 June.

2010: Going back to the crossroads: Visions of a democratic media future at the dawn of the new South Africa. Paper presented at colloquium “Media, democracy and transformation since 1994: an assessment” at Rhodes University, Grahamstown. 16-18 October.

2010: Participant in “Educating journalists as architects of democracy”, Idasa colloquium, 2-3 September, Cape Town.

2010: Attend AEJMC conference in Denver, Colorado, 4-7 Augustus.

2010: The freedom to fail: Addressing unequal opportunities and performance in South African journalism education and training. Paper delivered at WJEC in Grahamstown, 7 July.

2009: Attend doctoral course, Applying discourse theory and CDA in the study of media, images and film, at Roskilde University in Denmark, 30 November to 2 December.

2009: Lecture tour in Belgium (Arteveldehogeschool in Gent) and the Netherlands (University of Leiden, Windesheim University of Applied Science in Zwolle, and University of Ede), 23-27 November.

2009: Where theory meets practice: Addressing unequal access in South African journalism education and training. Paper delivered at conference Journalism Research in the Public Interest, Winterthur/Zurich, Switzerland, 19 to 21 November.

2009: Future tense: The presence of a troubled past in South African journalism education and training. Paper delivered at SACOMM annual conference, Potchefstroom, 16-18 September.

2009: Assessing the quality of journalism education in Africa: Unequal access in South African journalism education and training. Paper delivered at WJEC Africa-Regional reparatory Colloquium, Grahamstown, 9 September.

2009: Attend colloquium Forced to tour/Tour de Force? – International Association of Theatre Critics, Amsterdam Nederland. 17-20 June.

2009: Revisiting and relocating Bourdieu’s keywords: Cultural capital, habitus and field in South African journalism education and training. Paper delivered at the Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning of Stellenbosch University, Somerset West. 19-20 May.

2009: Attend Unesco Media Trainers’ Workshop for Centers of Excellence, Windhoek, Namibia. 5 – 6 May.

2008: Lighting strikes twice: The 2007 Rugby World Cup and memories of a South African rainbow nation. Paper delivered at SACOMM Conference: Communicating in a Global Village, Johannesburg. 17-19 September.

2008: Experiential learning at Stellenbosch. Paper delivered at the Consultative Meeting on Experiential Learning in Journalism Education, Rhodes University. 7 August.

2008: Honing the skills of journalism research: Herman and Chomsky versus Bourdieu at Naspers. Paper delivered at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Montreal, Canada. 22-26 May.

2007: Poles apart: Mapping the field of arts journalism in South Africa. Paper delivered at the SACOMM Annual Conference, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein. 20 September.

2007: Attend conference:  The Future of Newspapers, The Centre for Journalism Studies, Cardiff, Wales. 12 & 13 September.

2007: Paying the field: The cultural economy of Afrikaans at Naspers. Paper delivered at the CRESC Annual Conference Re-thinking Cultural Economy, University of Manchester, England. 5 September.

2007: Manufacturing cultural capital: The political economy of arts journalism at Die Burger (2004-2005). Paper delivered at conference – 20 Years of Propaganda? Critical discussions & evidence on the ongoing relevance of the Herman & Chomsky Propaganda Model. University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. 17 May.   

2006: The structure of content: The political economy of Die Burger, 2004-2005. Paper delivered at SACOMM conference, Spier. 29 September.

2020: As ʼn koerant gekaap word. Rapport-Weekliks, 1 November.

2020: First rough draft of history. Cape Argus, 20 October. P.7.

2014: Die olifant en die muggie: die rol van Chinese media in Afrika. LitNet-seminaarkamer. 13 October. At http://www.litnet.co.za/Article/die-olifant-en-die-muggie-die-rol-van-chinese-media-in-afrika

2010: “’n Konstruktiwistiese bespreking van Rian Malan se bundel artikels Resident Alien”. Litnet-Seminaarkamer, 23 February. At http://www.litnet.co.za/cgi-bin/giga.cgi?cmd=cause_dir_news_item&cause_id=1270&news_id=82619&cat_id=163/.

2009: Wanneer Ou Wagter jou aan die alie hap. Rapport. 22 March. P.17.

2008: Spraakvryheid in aksie. Die Burger-By. 3 May. P.11

2008: Dit kook in voorportaal van paradys. Die Burger. 31 March. P.12.

2008: Jazz-musikante se stemme nóú hoorbaar: Bundel met onderhoude is nuttige verwysingsbron. Die Burger. 10 March. P.9

2007: Maar net ʼn hand vol bene. Die Burger-By. 4 August. P. 11.

2006: Kapitalisme loop kwaai deur onder Marxistiese bittereinder se ‘humanistiese vooroordeel’. Die Burger, 4 September. P. 11.

2006: Bloeisels uit sappige lote op goddelike dag. Die Burger, 19 May. P 16.

2019 PhD (Journalism) – Thulani Tshabangu

2018: PhD (Journalism) – Marenet Jordaan

2017: PhD (Journalism) – Leonard Makombe

2016: PhD (Journalism) – Mphathisi Ndlovu

2021 MA (Journalism) – Isabeau Botha

2021 MA (Journalism) – Chantelle Whittles

2021 MA (Journalism) – Wianda Gilliland

2020 MA (Journalism) – Jenny Griesel

2019 MA (Journaliam) – Michelle van der Spuy

2019 MA (Journaliam) – Marguerite Vermeulen

2019 MA (Journalism) – Jessica Farah (Levitt)

2019 MA (Journalism) – Annemarie van Wyk

2017 MA (Journalism) – Bronwen Dyke

2017 MA (Journalism) – Adrian Baillie-Stewart

2016 MA (Journalism) – Nabila Hatimy

2016 MA (Journalism) – Chantel Erfort

2016 MA (Journalism) – Roy McKenzie

2015: MA (Journalism) – Chantelle Smith

2012: MPhil (Journalism) – Francine van Niekerk

2011: MPhil (Journalism) – Marenet Jordaan

2010 MPhil (Journalism) – A-P du Plessis

2009: MPhil (Journalism) – Emma.de Villiers

2008: MPhil (Journalism) – Florence de Vries

  • Media history
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Social media and globalisation
  • Race and media
  • Media representation
  • Media, culture and social change
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