The International Institute of ICT Journalism, Penplusbytes will be providing Ghanaian online news providers an opportunity to benefit from the inherent power of the internet with a one-day “Strategic briefing for newsroom online editors” on Wednesday, 4th February, 2015 at the New Media Hub in Osu, Ako-adjei, Accra.
With more people consuming news digitally, the future of journalism has never been more promising. The Internet has succeeded in rearranging the competitive landscape of journalism; transforming newspapers into wire services and competing against all other forms of news dissemination. How does the Ghanaian online journalism community position itself to make the most of this new wave of possibilities?
The Online Editors briefing will focus on enhancing the capacity of online news editors to match up to the growing status of online Journalism as a mainstay as well as learning key trends and developments in the global online news environment to maintain a competitive edge in the practice.
Over the last few years, new media technologies have ensured lowered barriers for the market entry of new publishers to almost a very minimum thereby increasing the number of competitors reaching given audiences by social media, blogs and online newspapers.
“Sharing ideas with colleagues on online newsroom and operations, and how we can do it better as online news evolves is what one can look forward to. Simply put; this is a meeting to understand the practicalities of online newsroom structures and what new things are driving online newsroom from the Ghana experience,” said Asamoah Boahene, a New Media and Communication expert, and a Facilitator of the event.
Looking to sharpen their knowledge on key areas of new technology, business opportunities and content development, participants who are drawn from various online newsrooms of major media outlets in Ghana will gain from the experience of Penplusbytes in developing purpose-driven ICT tools to further improve the quality of Journalism worldwide and in Africa in particular.
Penplusbytes is a leading organization in Africa, established in 2001 and working in 3 areas: the use of technology to drive governance and accountability, new media and innovations as well as oil, gas and mining.