Nigeria is hoping that more investment in new media will be a means of keeping the country informed of global media practices and the advantages that come with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in gathering and processing content.
“The advent of the new media with its attendance technology has enhanced media practices. It has brought with it greater speed,” said the Publisher of Media Review, Lanre Idowu, guest lecturer at the public presentation of a book titled, “Secrets of Online and Multimedia Journalism – A Manual for Online and Multimedia Journalism Practice in Africa’.
The book is the first of such on the subject matter in Nigeria. It is co-authored by two journalists, Mudathir Ganiyu, a former editor at the Nigerian Tribune Newspaper, and Qasim Akinreti, a principal News online editor with the Voice of Nigeria (VON).
“In terms of gathering of news, retrieval of archival materials, production, contents, instant feedback and reaching wider audience, the new media reshaped the practice of journalism and has also brought with it new challenges”, Idowu, who was represented at the occasion by Anthony Okafor, added.
The lecture was titled, “New Media and journalism practice in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospect.”