17 journalists conclude digital news strategy workshop

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Journalists attend a workshop promoting transformation to digital media in Jordan. (Photos: Community Media Network).
Press Release — Seventeen Jordanian journalist representing 13 media outlets have concluded a workshop promoting the transformation to digital media in the Kingdom, according to a report by one of the organizers.اضافة اعلان

The Community Media Network  said at the conclusion of the” Digital Strategy for News media Products” workshop in Amman on Thursday that the event was organized in conjunction with the Digital Runway for Arab Journalists.

The gathering was supported by the UNESCO International Program for Communication Development, which is part of UNESCO’s Promoting Professional Digital Media in Jordan.

“Participants learned new strategies on digital transformation and thought about designing their media products,” the report said. “The participants were granted certificates in the presence of the former director of The Jordan Media Commission Mohammad Quteishat.”

The event hosted six local and international guest speakers covering different topics such as innovation in media, freedom of expression in Jordan, visualization of data, women’s challenges in newsrooms and digital transformation, and legislation awareness, followed by the actual seminar, and a short discussion.

“After concluding the intensive week of the bootcamp, the impact has been measured, and it is worth noting that 82 percent of the total number of participants confirmed that they had never attended similar training before, making this a pioneering project,” according to the report.

The program highlights of the agenda explained how to address product methods in newsrooms, turn user analytics into actionable insights, build information products focusing on niches, efficiency of resources and monetization between others.

“Training was of an important necessity, determining current changes and fast paced changes in the media, adapting to them and finding a spot to still grow despite the multifaceted challenges,” the report noted.

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