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Arnold S de Beer PhD
Professor Emeritus
Editor: Ecquid Novi
Department of Journalism
University of Stellenbosch
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Stellenbosch 7599

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Arnold S de Beer

Arrie de Beer

Author of academic publications
Professor Emeritus, Department of Journalism, University of Stellenbosch
Research director of the Institute for Media Analysis in South Africa

Arnold Stephan de Beer (Arrie) was born on 10 June 1942. He attended school in Bloemfontein, Grey College and studied at RAU and Baylor (USA).
He is a former journalist at Die Transvaler and Die Burger, was editor of Potchefstroom News and was, inter alia, editor of Ensiklopedie van die Wêreld (the first 10 volume encyclopedia in Afrikaans, published in Stellenbosch (c/o Rhyneveld and Kerk) in the 1970s).
Arnold S de Beer is the founding editor of Ecquid Novi - SA Journal for Journalism Research.
Editorial board member of Journalism Studies, Global Media Journal, International Communication Bulletin, Communicatio, Communicare and since 2014, Managing Editor at the Institute for Media Analysis in South Africa ( iMasa).

He is married to Nicolette. The De Beers have a daughter, Adriana, and two sons, Arnold and Jan-Hendrik.

Hobbies: Cycling, photography, movies, talking
Favourite books: Almost all of John Irving's books and some of Mordechai Richler
Favourite quote: You cannot take the devil to court in Hell!


De Beer, A. S. & Merrill, J. C. (Editors) Global journalism: Topical issues and media systems, Boston: Pearson / Allyn & Bacon, 2004
Mass Media Towards the Millennium - The South African Handbook of Mass Communication, Van Schaik Uitgewers, 2017

Chapters in books:
South Africa. In: Lange, B-E. and Ward, D. (Eds), The media and elections: A handbook and comparative study, USA: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2003
In: Okigbo, C. and Eribo, F. Building democracy in Africa. To be published in the USA, 2004
In: Tilson, D. (Ed) 2003. Toward the common good - the role op public relations in developing democracies. Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, 2003
A long walk to freedom and a steep road to nation-building: The role of the media in post-apartheid South Africa. In: Ross, K:, Dakovic, N., & Derman, D. (Eds) Mapping the margins: Identity, Politics and the media. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton, 2002
The South African press: No strangers to conflict. In: Gilboa, E. (Ed) Media and conflict: Framing issues - Making policy - Shaping opinions. Ardsley, N. Y.: Transnational Publishers, 2002.
De Beer, A.S. & Fouché, J. H. 2001. In search of truth: The TRC and the Afrikaans press - a case study . In Ukpabi, C. V., Berman, B. & Bos, B. Eds. Journalism ethics - Practice and training in Africa. Windhoek: Media Institute of Southern Africa & The Netherlands Institute for Southern Africa, 2001
The price of freedom: media, sex, violence, and drugs in the New South Africa. In: Kamalipour, Y. R. & Rampal, K. R. (Eds) Media, sex, violence and drugs in the Global Village. Boulder, Co: Rowman & Littlefield, (2001) Editorial stage
The Internet in Africa. In: Marais, H. C., Muthien, Y. & Jansen van Rensburg, N.S. Eds. Sustainable social development - Critical issues. Network Publishers: Menlo Park, 2001
Old mirror in a new South Africa? International news flow and news selection at the Afrikaans daily, Beeld. Chapter in: Malek, A. & Kavoori, A. International news flow in the 1990s. New York: Longman, 2000

Information by Arnold S de Beer, 2003 and later

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