: Media Innovation, Content Adaptation,
Device Mobility, and Cyber Journalism
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A brief summary of the book: The book is the result of the work of the authors dedicated to a research project funded by the Brazilian Federal Government (CAPES/CNPq). The research project covered the fields of e-Communication, Computer Science, and Information Science, all areas of the authors’ expertise. The articles result from their technical visits to investigate newsrooms’ productive routines and flows in major dailies from Brazil, Costa Rica, England, and the United States.
The prospects point to the production of midterm news. Factors are very similar to what happened in other service activities that had an increase in ICT-based tools, with an increasing connection from new media combined with the growing digital economy practices. Journalistic organizations have undergone digital transformations, and only those that have or have undergone full or accurate transformations will survive. In newsrooms, this includes the processes of searching, processing and distributing data and information, and the use of big data, with secure, automatic, and agile retrieval of information.
A detailed explanation of the book’s vision/philosophy: The human being of the 21st century has new behaviors, new styles of being and acting at home, and ways of connecting in the workspace and alternative ways of communicating in society, with the pandemic accelerating these factors mediated by information and communication technologies (ICT) ). This is an easily observable truth in a newsroom of a convergent and integrated newspaper, where human and artificial interactions take place, quite intense with the growth of the connection facilitated by social networks and the Internet. Therefore, this e-book includes research, actions and innovation with the use of ICT applied to journalistic newsrooms, and trends for virtual newsrooms, with regard to the information production process and its distribution on multiplatforms.
This means changes in the form of previous processes that undergo accelerated digital transformation, whether by the way information and data are collected before preparing a journalistic story, almost always supported by support software and APP, information systems, large databases, big data, and ICT framework and platforms, for example. A certain priority is identified for the use of collaborative systems in virtual newsrooms and also a wide application of social (digital) networks throughout the communication process. In addition, the development of procedures based on applications for smart phones, to provide innovation in work teams in newsrooms and outside, and that little by little incorporate fundamentals from the areas of human and exact sciences.
The book brings the expressive results of a Research Project that had as main objective to elaborate a computational model in the newsrooms, in a collaborative environment and support a semantic treatment. The initial proposal was to develop it in a structured way in layers (framework) and as a metalanguage, for managing the production of multimodal digital media (MDM). The model should consider that the production routines were cooperative and distributed, and at the same time be managed from different supports to converging digital media, according to a humanistic and social conception. The final model proposed should be centered on the networked citizen and aims to facilitate the construction of creative and intercultural dialogues according to the theory of collective intelligence and a semantic sphere.