Category: Digital Media and Use of New Technology in Newsgathering


Media Freelancers and Platforms: How Beginner and Experienced Media Freelancers Perceive Online Platforms

The article presents the perspectives of media freelancers on digital platforms. This article is based on a qualitative study comprising 20 participants (10 beginners and 10 experienced media freelancers). Our findings indicate that the degree of flexibility is often overstated, as many freelance media workers on online platforms are compelled to adhere to tight deadlines,


Navigating Indonesian Media Independence: An Analysis of’s Framing of the Government’s Physical Distancing Policy

Government power and control of the media are two things that always go together. The government must continually exert control over the media to retain its hegemony. As a control node, the concept of laws and regulations arises. This event makes the media a supporter and agent of the government’s interests. This paper aims to


Discuss the Applications of AI Technologies in Smart News Generation

With the advancement of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms, the machine-generated news is widely employed in the news media industry. This has brought tremendous opportunities and challenges to the journalism industry as well as the entire society. This paper introduces the current applications of AI technologies in smart news generation. Specifically, we focus on the


Art Projects Using Augmented Reality Technology

Augmented Reality (AR) lets visual artists place their creative digital artwork in physical environments. Artists create visual stories and produce digital assists. Then, Augmented Reality Technology magically brings digital media to life. Augmented Reality technology uses digital media by displaying its creativity into the physical world. Digital media overlays in the physical environments to complement


News Sharing via Social Media in UAE: An Explanatory Study

Digital media lower the threshold for sharing news since anyone can post links, comment on stories and even create their own content. Shared news has become a widespread means of news access. A 2016 Pew Research Center survey found that 62% of US adults obtained news via social media, compared to 49% in 2012. Mobile


New Technologies, Boundless Interactivity in the Digital Era and the Transformation of Newsgathering in Nigeria: Evaluation of Fake News Theory

The emergence of new technologies and associated techniques in the communication industry has led to boundless interactivity across the globe as well as the manipulation of photos, videos, data, and messages to influence the audience’s cognitive processes, which tend to present false or misleading claims as news. With intent to cause outrage and shock, social


The Digitalisation of Alternative Means of News Gathering and Dissemination in Southern Hinterlands of Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects

Nigeria is the largest country in Africa with over 70% of its population dispersed in the hinterlands that are characteristically insecure, inaccessible and isolated. Information gathering and dissemination in these areas are highly limited; most of them do not access national and international news. Notwithstanding arrays of print and electronic media activities; newsgathering and dissemination


The Next Innovation in Immersive [Actuality] Media Isn’t Technology – It’s Storytelling

This paper explores the raison d’être for many documentarians and journalists; creating emotional connections with audiences and have them experience the story “as if they were there.” Until recently, mediated storytelling was far from being immersive. Audiences could be captivated by the story—even emotionally vested in the characters—but they were passive spectators, unengaged with the


Peacebuilding in Information Technology Age in Afghanistan: E-Solha

Violence is the greatest challenge for Afghanistan in particular and the world in general. Both Afghan government and people want to promote peace and tranquility which could be possible with the tools offered by information communication technology (ICT). This study proposes an ICT solution for peace building and conflict mitigation namely “e-Solha”. The purpose of


Thai News Cultural Landscape in Digital TV Era

This research titled “Thai News Cultural Landscape in Digital TV Era” studies Thai news and current affairs landscape in Thai News television programmes in respect of Thai reporters, their ways of life and digital between April 24, 2014 and April 24, 2015. This period has particular significance because it is the transitional period for Thailand’s


A Study on the Communicative Efficacy of Korean High School Students on the Internet

This study examined the communicative efficacy of Korean high school students in the context of their use of news comments on the Internet. The study was based on the normative argument that the portal media’s news service should provide the space for public discussion and debate on the important social issues. However, in reality, it


Citizen Journalism and News Credibility: BBC and Al Jazeera Networks. A Comparative Study

In a world facing rapid technological advancements and a continuous occurrence of events, citizen journalism has become widely used in the news business. Many news agencies are actually implementing citizen journalists and depend upon their reports on breaking news as they are faster and less expensive. There is a plenty of confusion regarding this concept.


Modern Communication: Judgement of the Past

The ideology of modern communication that is represented in the current digital era includes highly active participation with online social communication platform and computerised methods. Looking at the perspective from the early 1990’s, the idea of communication perhaps is a subject to differ in comparison with the current practice. However, do these differences occur without