Today technology shapes the way journalists tell their stories and the way news outlets reach out to the world through a wide arena of social media channels. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube & Tik-Tok- these are just a few social media platforms altering how journalists do their job and how people consume news. Today we can’t practice journalism without the monumental impacts of mobile technology and social media. The two are dramatically transforming journalists’ responsibilities and how news organizations produce and deliver content.
As we have seen today, user-generated content is floating around social media which are often the exclusive breaking news stories around the globe and that trajectory is only going to increase. So, the biggest big difference is that now the journalist role has moved from creation to curation. And undoubtedly, the video currently makes up a large pool on the internet.
We, at Bangladesh Times, have realized this digital transformation in journalism and we have been able to start as the country's only mobile-first news outlet. The internet-only newsgathering portal is designed to make it convenient for the youth to catch up on important news items of the day.
Bangladesh Times news outlet has established a full mobile work-flow based newsroom following the concept of Mojo 2.0 - a mobile-based distributed newsroom model which would allow greater emphasis on reporters and content creators in the field than on traditional centralized capital (equipment & manpower) investment. Each of the journalists at Bangladesh Times is a ‘one-man army’ who is capable of using the latest mobile kits & portable devices to write, shoot, edit & publish news content straight from the field
In this news website, audiences can explore it as a visual content discovery platform, incorporating a broad spectrum of content forms such as live videos, VoD, web stories, infographics, podcasts, news in 60 words, and others.