Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Social networks break news of Mujuru death - Newsday: Everyday News for Everyday People

Social networks break news of Mujuru death - Newsday: Everyday News for Everyday People

Retired General Solomon Mujuru aka Rex Nhongo died in a house fire at his farm in Beatrice, just outside of Harare.
Zimbabwe's traditional media needs to make greater use of social media. None of them run any live blogs by their reporters to enable them to break news in real time and give minute-by-minute updates of trending topics; a reporter blogging live updates from their mobile phone right from Gen. Mujuru's farm describing what's transpiring, for instance. Short audio and video clips i.e of interviews or vox pop on websites cld provide a multimedia experience and scoop ZBC, thus challenging it to wake up or seal its lethargic approach to reporting news in the information age. With superspeed broadband being laid out in Zim, the future of news media belongs to those that will embrace this technological revolution.

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