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Technology has made journalism easier: Amit Baruah

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GUWAHATI, Oct 18 - Observing on the challenges and advantages of a technology-driven media, managing editor of The Hindu, New Delhi, Amit Baruah today said technological advancements have made the practice of journalism easier.

Delivering a lecture on the topic �Outmoded or valid? Centres and margins in the age of digital journalism� organised on the occasion of the birth centenary of Munin Barkotoki, journalist and critic of yesteryear, Baruah dwelt on the transitions that have swept across the field of journalism.

Remembering his own journey in the field, Baruah said the changes that have been recorded can be better described as dramatic with the internet and social media completely redefining the meaning of journalism. He also noted that the present-day journalists have something new to learn and master a new technology every day. �Technology has made it easier for a journalist to be informed. If journalists remain ignorant and uninformed in this technology-driven world they have only themselves to be blamed,� Baruah pointed out.

He also spoke on the advantages that journalists can get by using social media for getting contacts and leads. He, however, also acknowledged that for a journalist staying in touch can always be an exhausting experience.

The programme was organised by the Munin Barkotoki Memorial Trust at the Vivekananda Kendra.

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Technology has made journalism easier: Amit Baruah

GUWAHATI, Oct 18 - Observing on the challenges and advantages of a technology-driven media, managing editor of The Hindu, New Delhi, Amit Baruah today said technological advancements have made the practice of journalism easier.

Delivering a lecture on the topic �Outmoded or valid? Centres and margins in the age of digital journalism� organised on the occasion of the birth centenary of Munin Barkotoki, journalist and critic of yesteryear, Baruah dwelt on the transitions that have swept across the field of journalism.

Remembering his own journey in the field, Baruah said the changes that have been recorded can be better described as dramatic with the internet and social media completely redefining the meaning of journalism. He also noted that the present-day journalists have something new to learn and master a new technology every day. �Technology has made it easier for a journalist to be informed. If journalists remain ignorant and uninformed in this technology-driven world they have only themselves to be blamed,� Baruah pointed out.

He also spoke on the advantages that journalists can get by using social media for getting contacts and leads. He, however, also acknowledged that for a journalist staying in touch can always be an exhausting experience.

The programme was organised by the Munin Barkotoki Memorial Trust at the Vivekananda Kendra.

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