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Communication and Gender Studies! Class Activity

I have seen the submissions of some candidates in the Gender Competence and Breast Ironing article we’re working on. I even extended the deadline to this morning still some people did not submit.

Those whose submissions were approved are Anthony

Chukwuemeka

Ngozi

These three candidates should proceed with the main work which I expect on Thursday. Their sub-topics are well structured. I hope the main content will be great too.

Meanwhile Festus should revisit his submission before proceeding. In the sub-topics there was no provision for a discussion on how gender competence can play a role in eradicating breast ironing. He needs to reflect that on the sub-topics. How can gender competence play crucial roles in eradicating this obnoxious cultural practice? Festus please reflect that as a subtopic then submit and proceed. You should not wait for me to upload the approval before you proceed. Just go ahead.

Everyone should note that deadline is this Thursday. Only those whose names were mentioned here should print out their works and bring to me in class.

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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  1. Ntomchukwu Festus Chigozie

    Also included as a subtopic is: The role gender competence plays in eradicating breast ironing practice.

  2. Ever-changing newsroom dynamics; Tales from Lisbon

    By Ikechukwu Amaechi

    I was in Lisbon, Portugal, for the 2018 Global Editors Network Summit which held between May 30 and June 1, with about 750 participants from 70 countries.

    The theme of this year’s summit was “Towards the Augmented Newsroom” and the conversation went beyond internet and mobile phones to the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in newsrooms, which is making it possible for robots to write real news and AI algorithms turning scientific research papers into simple news stories. AI bots are changing the newsrooms by writing news, fact checking, promoting stories, and assisting journalists generally.

    The questions in Europe and America now are; will their advent mean reporters becoming redundant? Or will it upgrade how well they can work, making them even better journalists? Should journalists fear losing jobs? Or should they embrace the promise of this new phenomenon, what some pundits refer to as the “new disruption in media”?

    Peter Bale, the Global Editors Network Board President said the 2018 Summit theme was informed by the fact that “the traditional notions of news – who creates it and how – are being upended by new technologies and new business models in a process which augments existing methods,” urging media chiefs to become AI literate.

    The innovations are breathtaking. Newsrooms are making digital development a top priority for all their publications by using proprietary algorithms to analyse public tweets in real time and delivering the earliest alerts to global events as they unfold, using blockchain technology, which was invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008, to miximise content distribution.

    Ikechukwu Amaechi is the editor of The Niche
    (thenicheng.com)

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