Department of Communication Science

Dr JBJ Reid

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Communication Science
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 6824
E-mail: Reidjbj@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • DLitt et Phil – Communications
  • Masters – Visual Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts – Fine Arts

Fields of academic interests

  • Freedom of expression and access to information
  • Media diversity and transformation
  • Media policy and regulation
  • Communications rights
  • Semiotics

Field of Specialisation

  • Media freedom and independence 
  • Media diversity and transformation
  • Media policy and regulation
  • Communications rights
  • Semiotics

Books

Book chapters:

  • Reid, J (ed). 2013. Looking at Media: an Introduction to Visual Studies. Cape Town: Pearson.
  • Reid, J. 2013. Myth and stereotype, in Looking at Media: an Introduction to Visual Studies, edited by J Reid. Cape Town: Pearson.
  • Reid, J. 2013. Television news, in Looking at Media: an Introduction to Visual Studies, edited by J Reid. Cape Town: Pearson.
  • Reid, J. Representation, in Media Studies: Volume 2: Policy, management and media representation, edited by Pieter Fourie. Cape Town: Juta.

Journal articles

Reid, J. 2014. Third party complaints in the system of press regulation: inviting the reader to take part in journalistic accountability and securing press freedom. Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies

Reid, J. 2013. Toward a measurement tool for the monitoring of media diversity and pluralism in South Africa: an audience centred approach. Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research

Reid, J. 2012. The remythologisation of white collective identities in post apartheid South African history film by myth and counter myth. Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research 38(1): 45-63.

Reid, J. 2007. Mythological representation in popular culture today. Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research 33(2):80-98.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • President of the South African Communication Association (SACOMM) (2013 – 2015)

Projects