The media practitioners have been advised to utilise the opportunity offered by technology in telling their stories better and on time.
Chief Uche Nworah gave the advice while delivering a lead paper to media practitioners through Google Conference, to mark 2020 World Communications day in Awka Catholic Diocese.
Presenting the paper titled “telling our stories” Chief Nworah highlighted gains of using smart phones provided by technology to tell quality stories to divergent audience and viewers with ease.
He maintained that the Anambra Teaching on line was one of the benefits of using smart phones to tutor school children at a time when the world was locked down.
Chief Nworah noted that it was one of the benefits of technology to mankind adding that the enlighten the masses through documentary, radio and television news as well as online
footages, videos and pictures.
The Guest Speaker also noted that technology has not just increased the speed with which media practitioners disseminate information but also has brought about convergence in both print and electronic means of communication.
He called on journalists to update themselves through trainings and retrainings as he said that they should not only wait for their proprietors to send them on trainings rather to read articles, books and other instructional materials so as to be abreast with the modern trend in communication.
Chief Nworah stated that Pope Francis in this year’s theme: “That you may tell your children and grand children,” has set in motion how and what to tell as stories especially the recent event unfolding in this part of the world.
Also speaking, the Director of Communications Awka Diocese Reverend Father Martin Anusi who commended Chief Nworah for sharing his ideas with media practitioners especially journalists, called on them to put into practice what they learnt for the good of the society.
Father Anusi maintained that there is need to shun fake news, urging
journalist to always report accurately and promote peace through their