City Press SA’s ‘most influential’ newspaper

2013-06-12 11:57

City Press has replaced the Sunday Times as the most influential media platform in South Africa.

Media research institute Media Tenor compiled a list of the most influential media by analysing 2 422 quotes in various forms of local media between January 1 2012 and December 31 2012.

City Press built on progress made over the past three years to become the most quoted, or most influential medium in the South African media landscape, Media Tenor said, according to Afrikaans daily Beeld.

The Sunday Times had dropped to second-most influential newspaper, after six years in the top position.

According to Rieyaad Hartley, a researcher at Media Tenor, City Press editor Ferial Haffajee’s approach to debates on Brett Murray’s controversial painting, The Spear, and her comments on political issues, all contributed to the paper’s influence.

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