MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES AND NEWS JOURNALISM

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MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES AND NEWS JOURNALISM

MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES AND NEWS JOURNALISM

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Since the second half of the twentieth century, there has been a great revolution in technology.  The greatest revolution could have been development of a computer which has been at the center of the ICT revolution. However, the greatest revolution came with the invention of the internet which created a World Wide Web that linked different parts of the world through network systems. In return the development of World Wide Web has created virtual communities which share information from all dimensions of life. This can be described as the greatest development of the twentieth century. Most important, the revolution of internet has changed the way news and produced and disseminated.  Emergence of modern ICT has changed news scope and in reality, it has brought about a new online media which is relying news in conjunction and parallel to the traditional media. With the use of the modern technology, news is moving away from journalist centered to user centered. New technology has revolutionized the news in different aspects and in the future, it is possible that it will dictate production and dissemination of news.