ASEAN Reporters Share Insights on Managing Digital Newsrooms

On December 7, the Vietnam Journalists' Association organized the International Press Workshop titled "Digital Newsrooms Management: Theory, Practice, Experience in the ASEAN Region" in Hanoi.

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ASEAN Journalists Discussed Experience to Manage Digital Newsrooms
The event was attended by delegates from eight countries participating in the Confederation of ASEAN Journalists.

The workshop included two sessions.

The first one, “General Theories on Digital Newsrooms Management,” was chaired by the General Director of the Vietnam News Agency Vu Viet Trang and the head of the Professional Affairs Department of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association Do Thi Thu Hang.

The second, “Digital Newsrooms Management: Reality, Experience and Solution,” was chaired by Deputy Director General of the Voice of Vietnam Pham Manh Hung and head of the Vietnam Television’s Entertainment Programme Production Department Ta Bich Loan.

ASEAN Journalists Discussed Experience to Manage Digital Newsrooms
At the event, delegates discussed theories and measures to promote digital transformation in Vietnam and the region.

Vietnamese and international delegates attending the conference agreed that digital transformation is a global trend that has profound impacts on all areas of the economy – politics – society of countries.

ASEAN Journalists Discussed Experience to Manage Digital Newsrooms
Held by the Vietnam Journalist Association, the event aims to create an open mechanism to share the practices, progress and best methods for digital transformation in media among ASEAN countries.

For journalism, digital transformation is the application of digital technology to change content management, operation, production, publishing, content distribution, and business models. Thereby, digital transformation helps optimize editorial management, create quality products, attractive new experiences, convenience, and effective access to information for the public.

Digital transformation also adds new values to press agencies and national journalism. A digital newsroom model, with multi-platform journalism, multimedia, data journalism, and automated journalism, requires technology, human resources, and innovation conditions in organizational and management methods.

ASEAN Journalists Discussed Experience to Manage Digital Newsrooms
The conference includes two sessions with the first one focusing on “General theories on digital newsrooms management” and the second one about “Digital newsrooms management: reality, experience, and solutions”.

An exhibition spotlighting Vietnamese journalism’s development, digital transformation, and international cooperation was held within the framework of the workshop.

Valerie Mai