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Reporter became the reported




SAJR Online’s stories about the goings-on at Rhodes University last week have had an unexpectedly large amount of coverage.

On the day the Rhodes stories were published ChaiFM asked SAJR’s online editor, Ant Katz, to take the other side of the mike and do an interview which can be heard on this website by clicking here: ANT INTERVIEW PODCAST

While the impact and reach of the stories on social media channels are impossible to gauge, LARISSA’S TALE, the story she wrote in her own words for SAJR Online, has now been read over 6,000 times in just five days. Not only that, but it enjoyed an incredible average read time of eight minutes and 11 seconds – a massive figure for a story on a news website.

For those who didn’t know, one can listen to ChaiFM live
 from anywhere in the world on their CHAIFM website. They
also post PODCASTS of many of their shows and interviews.

The SA Jewish Report Online’s own stories on Larissa’s episode and other goings-on at Rhodes, RHODES PAYS DEARLY FOR ANTI-ZIONIST STAND, on SAJR Online and another associated story, THE STORY THE BOARD DIDN’T WANT YOU TO READ were read over 4,000 times with an average read time of just over six minutes.

By Wednesday morning the stories had amassed an incredible 76,163 minutes (or 1,269 hours) of time users were on the site reading only these three stories and only over five days. The razzmatazz over these stories has not abated yet, if anything, it is increasing.


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