Digital Technologies and the Evolving African Newsroom: by Hayes Mabweazara

By Hayes Mabweazara

African newsrooms are experiencing the disruptive impression of latest electronic applied sciences at the method they generate and disseminate information. certainly, newsrooms are being compelled to evolve in numerous methods and there are transparent dimensions of localized creativity and variations by means of reporters to the electronic revolution. within the comparable manner, the affects of digitization, net, and social media are altering the informational wishes of readers, together with how they have interaction with information. those advancements still stay at the margins of ‘mainstream’ journalism examine – only a few researchers have sought to qualitatively catch the results of advancements in electronic applied sciences at the regimen practices of African reporters, in particular of their ‘natural habitat’, the newsroom.

In this gentle, this edited quantity interrogates the altering ecology of newsmaking in Africa within the context of swift technological adjustments in newsrooms in addition to within the wider social context of stories construction. It brings jointly six contributions drawn from 5 nations: Egypt, Mozambique, South Africa, Nigeria and Zimbabwe, to discover practices, demanding situations normative dilemmas rising with the adoption and appropriation of latest applied sciences. whereas the reviews aspect to dimensions of localised new know-how appropriations as outlined via the complicated socio-political constructions during which African reporters function, they don't seem to be rigidly constrained to Africa. they're expressly in discussion with theoretical observations principally rising from Western scholarship. during this feel, the booklet is going past easily mainstreaming African views, it engages without delay with dominant theoretical observations and provides some degree of departure for constructing what may possibly loosely be branded as an African electronic journalism epistemology.

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