The inaugural publication cover 

By Enoch Sithole: 
The University of South Africa (Unisa) has launched a digital newsletter known as
Communication Review, which is aimed at an audience of communication researchers, academics, students, scholars, thinkers and industry professionals. 

The publication’s inaugural edition says it intends to stimulate and contribute to an emerging African knowledge community by facilitating participatory scholarly discourse on relevant topics related to communication.

The first edition of the publication, launched at the recent conference of the SA Communications Association (Sacomm), includes articles on coverage of the Ukraine-Russia war, an overview of recent books in communication studies and profiles of people in the industry. 

The newsletter’s editor, Prof Hannelie Marx Knoetze, said, “it is with great excitement, and the inevitable nervous trepidation that we launch this first issue of the Communication Review, a project that has been a long time coming and saw many collaborators work together. It is our hope, and certainly the intended vision, that this issue creates fertile ground for continued initiatives and collaborative projects within the extended Communication Science community”.

It is hoped that the newsletter will, in future, expand to a fuller online knowledge community. The newsletter will also provide an open access, interactive digital space for sharing of theoretical, methodological, pragmatic and experimental ideas and developments within the field of Communication Science, the first edition of the newsletter says.

The newsletter is available at www.communicationreview.comCommunication academics, thinkers, scholars, students and industry professionals are invited to contribute articles to the newsletter, through emailing