Storytelling keeps pace with the digital media revolution

The Rozana Center for Media Development (RAM) and the Norwegian Institute of Journalism organized training on journalistic storytelling and how it keeps up with the new digital tools and platforms.

The training, which hosted about 20 female and male journalists from the Rozana Foundation, answered questions such as: What is the definition of the concept of journalism in the age of technical abundance? What does digital transformation provide journalists? And how do they benefit from it?

“In the training, we focused on digital storytelling using photos, videos, written texts and sounds, as well as statistics and graphics,” said Frode Rekve, a trainer at the Norwegian Institute of Journalism.

According to Rekve, radio has always been a great means for storytelling using good voices, and through this training, we seek to create inspiration for new ideas that improve journalistic work by benefiting from digital tools.

Torry Pedersen, a journalist expert in digital media, said “the digital revolution began in the mid-nineties with the emergence of the Internet, and then we moved to a new level with smartphones, through which you can access any information anytime and anywhere you want.”

Today, a new transformation is taking place in the digital world itself, as artificial intelligence has greatly developed, and it can be said that it develops with every passing minute, however, storytelling is still static and must keep pace with the development.

We do not know where digital development will reach, but we know that there will always be new means of journalistic storytelling.