Sunday, February 27, 2011

Nigeria wants more investment in new media

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."

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