exPress imPress was founded in August 2010 by postgraduate students from the Department of Media Studies at the University of Witwatersrand. The founding exPress imPress editorial team consists of BA (Hon) Media Studies students Andiswa Makanda, Fezani Khumalo, Kgalalelo Morwe, Themba Mnguni and Victorine Mbongshu-Ntambo. They were supported by Dr Wendy Willems in setting up the project.
From left to right: Dr Wendy Willems, Andiswa Makanda, Themba Mnguni, Victorine Ntambo, Fezani Khumalo, Kgalalelo Morwe.
The team is grateful to Adam Taylor who invented our name, Rob Nagy who assisted with the design of the blog, Penelope Leyland who designed our logo and the Department of Media Studies for their support of the project. exPress imPress has drawn some inspiration from a similar student initiative in the Centre for Media and Film Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.