This book is the outcome of informed perspectives on the application of new digital technologies in the newsroom. It summarily provides insight into the "Future of News" by highlighting current and future trends needed to stay relevant in today's news generation and dissemination process. The important newsrooms concepts emphasized include Wearables technologies, the place of Newspaper in a technology driven space, Key trends in the newsroom and Ghana's place on the Global stage of Digital Media. The Chapters are a compilation of a series of articles written to mark Penplusbytes "Future of News" Forum in Accra on August 28th 2015 and are well organized to help readers acquire some useful background on new technologies in the news world as prelude to a more concerted eﬀort to get the Ghanaian news ecosystem to embrace the future.
This SMI report takes a look at the performance of established newspapers, radio and TV stations in Ghana regarding their activity and following on social media as at February 8th, 2016. Essentially, this report measures how these media entities utilize their online platforms to reach out and engage their target audience by employing a quantitative research module. The module provides relevant numerical figures which informs the rankings.
There is no standard definition for web 2.0. We can however look at it is a cluster of new ideas describing innovations and changes linked to the web, it clear that most Web-based software and services are often referred to collectively as Web 2.0. At this juncture we shall attempt to provide some collection of web 2.0 Products and Services
Welcome to tools of our trade. We furnish you with useful information about some of the latest ICT tools you can use in ICT Journalism.
This paper shares a list of sources that could be used in your research work on various areas of journalistic interest.
Ghana has over the years made tremendous progress towards achieving accelerated development with the use of ICT and one of such ICT landmarks is the introduction and usage of drones in Ghana. Also referred to as Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), or a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), drones have generally had a sinister image, mainly due to its use by the military to track enemy combatants. Drones currently have key roles in aerial photographs and videos, real estate photography, elections monitoring, remote sensing, automated package delivery, and search and rescue in humanitarian response. Its application has also been seen in the area of E-Commerce order fulfillment/delivery, Territorial surveillance, Vessel traffic monitoring and Vessel Surveillance. However, improvements in technology and lowering cost has led to the remodeling of drones to have development applications to contribute in growth in sectors such as health, agriculture, security, road safety and traffic management; natural resource management, aerial photography, 3-D mapping; search and rescue, among others. It is against this background that Penplusbytes hosted the 2nd Technology Salon dubbed: “Technology Salon – Accra: How Can Drones Accelerate Ghana’s Development?” where it was realized that drones will play important role in Ghana’s development due to its myriad of areas of applications in almost every aspect of national life. This publication seeks to highlights the importance of drones and the opportunities its usage may present to the Ghanaian economy and beyond.