South Africa’s Stellenbosch University’s Department of Journalism has launched an iOS app on iTunes, the SMF2012 app, aiming to be a digital extension of its final-year magazine, Stellenbosch Media Forum (SMF).
Christa Rohwer, SMF Editor, said: “SMF has been around for over 10 years, but in light of changes in technology and the media, this year’s editorial team decided to venture into new territory. We produced an app version of the publication in collaboration with Media24.”
Dr Gabriël Botma, Head of Journalism at the university, welcomed the app and said: “We are very proud and excited about the app, and congratulate the SMF team and our partners. This project shows that the next generation of journalists is ready and prepared to take on the future of digital publications, which still holds a lot of uncertainty.”
Ryk Benadé, head of digital magazine production, and Luke Edward, both from Media24, were responsible for the app development of the app.
As a journalism student magazine, SMF explores trends within the media, with the 2012 theme being “exposed”.
The SMF2012 iOS app can be downloaded here.