Author: newswriters

Dr. Pradeep Mahapatra Journalism trends are partly dependent upon platform selection by news consumers. Audience preferences are regularly monitored in the developed societies. But there is little effort in the emerging economies. As a result, in absence of evidence based data, publishers and editors in media dark regions build editorial policies basing on presumptions. Reliable data helps for reviews and corrections in publication strategies. But assumptions instead of research data help a little for efficient business management. In cases, such practices contribute towards decline of the business models. United States based ‘Pew Research Center’ conducts surveys on regular basis to…

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Dr. Pradeep Mahapatra Deepfake technology relates to manipulation of visual and audio content of an original video to prepare a fake copy with desired alternations. Deepfake videos are created engaging machine learning and artificial intelligence tools. Such powerful softwares became available since 2018 as desktop and smartphone applications in public sphere. Launch of generative artificial intelligence in November 2022 leveraged the technology to further heights. Within five years, by the end of 2023, deepfake videos attracted attention of world leaders as a potential threat to fair election campaigning in democracies. With advent of photography and cinematography the practice of morphing…

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Dr. Pradeep Mahapatra A year after launch of Generative Artificial Intelligence in the public domain in November 2022, wide range of transformation is evident in different sectors of society by November 2023. Journalism, television and cinema could not escape from the change induced by the new technology. On onehand, efforts have been initiated to invest heavily to improve creativity utilising AI and on the otherhand opposition roar on prediction of job losses in the process. Reports pour about experiments on utilization of Generative AI from screenplay writing to artist selection, creation of digital characters, scene recreation, visual effects, editing, sound…

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Dr Pradeep Mahapatra In the era of digital transformation of print media, during the middle of 2023, a new magazine entitled Country Highway was launched in the United States of America with print-only edition. A highest number of print newspapers and magazines were closed with emergence of digital media in the US in comparison to other country. Associated Press report mentioned that by 2022 two print newspapers continued to cease publication in the US per week. Price Waterhouse Coopers report claimed that 40 among 100 largest circulated print newspapers spent significant investments in their digital editions during the period. In…

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Ali Tehrani Artificial intelligence (AI) is the new buzzword in journalism. Media professionals and academics alike are racing to figure out how this latest technological innovation will reshape an already precarious industry. Will AI be a resource to newsrooms with declining revenues? Will it take away jobs or free up already-overworked journalists to produce high quality stories? What Is AI? What is NLP? First, let’s clarify some definitions. AI refers to the capacity of machines to perform tasks that are usually linked to human cognition and intelligence. In the context of journalism, AI typically refers to applications that analyze, understand…

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Amit Dutta, Editor (Output), Zee Business Welcome to the world of journalism, a place where words tell stories and reveal truths. Like learning ABCs before forming sentences, understanding the basics of journalism is a step towards becoming a great journalist. This article will walk you through the A to Z of journalism, showing you the key traits that help make journalism a respected and vital profession. So, let’s start the journey from A for Accuracy to Z for Zeal, exploring the essentials that shape a promising journalist. Each letter is a doorway to a new aspect of this fascinating field.…

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Dr. Pradeep Mahapatra Infiltration of Hamas into the territories of Israel and waging terror followed by attack by Israel army at Gaza between October 7 and 17, 2023, the first ten days of conflict, witnessed loss of lives of 15 journalists. A report published by New York based ‘Committee to Protect Journalists’ on October 17 revealed that among the dead 15 journalists, 11 belonged to Palestine, three to Israel and one Lebanon citizen. The organisation enquired into reports on eight wounded and three missing or detained journalists during the period. On the very first day of the conflict, on October…

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Dr. Pradeep Mahapatra Amidst various trends in alternative journalism, practice of Solutions Journalism in the United States of America claimed a place during the second decade of twenty-first century. Solutions Journalism aims to contribute towards mitigating social problems. Deep analysis of social problems from various angles and reporting on initiatives undertaken by different stakeholders to solve such problems constitute the main fabric in Solutions Journalism. It may suggest methodologies and showcase examples of success stories in solving similar issues elsewhere is also a part of Solutions Journalism. Newswriters deal with success or failure of a development with praise or criticism.…

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Dr. Pradeep Mahapatra Journalism, moreover news industry confronted disruptions in its traditional advertisement-dependent business model during post-carona-virus-induced-pandemic New Normal. As a result, subscription for news consumption identified as the alternative mode of revenue. On the otherhand, loss of pubic-faith in journalism resulted in growth of tendency for news-avoidance worldwide. The environment could not prove conducive to ensure financial stability for the news industry. In the New Normal advertisement spend for goods and services continue to be relocated into search engine, e-commerce and social media platforms. Two hundred year old tradition of news accompanying advertisements has been disappeared or fast disappearing…

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