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ERIC Number: EJ1019995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1077-6958
Journalists in the Age of ICTs: Work Demands and Educational Needs
Veglis, Andreas; Pomportsis, Andreas
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, v69 n1 p61-75 Mar 2014
This paper discusses in detail the issue of journalists' usage of information and communication technologies (ICTs). More precisely, it proposes a model describing the information space available for journalists. It also describes thoroughly the necessary ICT skills that a journalist must possess to cope successfully with the work demands. A survey concerning ICT usage by professional journalists is also presented. The results of the survey indicate a lack of knowledge in certain areas of ICTs. The reasons behind this lack of ICT skills are discussed and a solution to this problem is proposed, which is based on continuing education programs that can foster the adoption of novel ICT tools and services by professional journalists.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece