The role of Information Communication and Technologies in television news

The role of information communication and

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tell its viewers what is happening in a way that the story would be as complete as possible. The role of Information Communication and Technologies in television news gathering can not be overemphasized, since it is crystal clear that the emergence of has made the burden of news/information gathering for television reporters and news reporters in general. Information Dissemination Information dissemination is the act of conveying or relaying or communicating the message to the audience. It is the distribution of information to the general public by a news reporter it is the process of making information available to the public, and these are made possible through television reporters and correspondences that gather and report back their account of the news stories back to their media organizations. Before the emergence of Information Communication and Technologies, news/information dissemination was never an easy task for reporters who must get back to their media organizations before the day’s deadline, and when such reporters got back, they would start battling with the information gathered, in order to put them together to enable him/her get his audience informed on the happenings in their surroundings at that particular periods of time. But with the advent of Information Communication and Technologies reporters have been relieved of the stress of moving from one location to another, in order to submit their news stories because Information Communication and Technologies has aided them the ability to send their reports through technological means. The emergence of Information Communication and Technologies has as well made the dissemination of information and to a very large number of people scattered in so many places. Impacts of ICT on Information Gathering and Dissemination Information Communication and Technologies have transformed the world in all aspects of life, its potential for reducing manual operations in fostering the growth in the media has increased rapidly Dugo (2008). Therefore Information Communication and Technologies have made it easier for reporters to gather and disseminate information with sophisticated equipment, which enables information to go viral immediately they are reported. Information Communication and Technologies have so many impacts on the gathering and dissemination of information by television reporters. One of the impacts of ICT on information gathering is that it has reduced cost of drastically. The cost of gathering news has reduced significantly, thanks to the emerging communication technologies, before now, reporters had to travel long distances together with other logistics to gather news, all these entail cost. But now with the Information Communication and Technologies on ground reporters can carry out their functions of reporting an event by sending messages through phone calls, fax, instant messaging, twitter, face book etc.
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  • Media, Mass Media, Information Communication and Technologies

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