Category Archives: New Media

Tweeting the news

A friend of mine once asked me if I tweet (haven’t heard of Twitter yet)? Told her, do I look like a bird? And she just simply laughed at me and said, “No, what I mean is, do you have a Twitter account?” “Ahhh, ok, I don’t have, but what is that?

Wikipedia defines Twitter as a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read each others’ updates, known as tweets. The tweets or the message are text-based posts of up to 140 characters, displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to other users – known as followers – who have subscribed to them.

But why should we tweet? What for? Continue reading

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New tools, challenges refine media landscape

CEBU CITY — Mass communication, media companies, and media landscapes are changing.

Media is facing incredible challenges today with pressure coming from everywhere. Part of the reason is technology.

Technology is changing the way news is delivered, the way it is gathered, and the way a story is told. It has provided new reportorial tools that have revolutionized journalism.<b>(more)</b>

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Media Convergence: Singapore Model

Mildred V. Galarpe
Asia Journalism Fellowship

From the time the Mission Press printed Singapore’s first newspaper, Singapore Chronicle, in January 1824, Singapore’s press has been through major challenges – technology, economics and politics.

Technology is always changing and moving forward and economics comes with the proper utilization of technology. Laws and regulations make a difference in a country’s media environment — its evolution, growth and maturity. Continue reading

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