The Use of Smartphone Applications with Press Coverage during Crisis: A Descriptive Study on a Sample of Sudanese Journalists in the Period from February to June 2016

Elsir Ali Saad Mohamed


The present paper tried to throw light on the impact of information technology on press development.

The study adopted a descriptive analytical procedure by using a questionnaire for data collection and the formation of a clearer picture of the evolution attained through implementation of communication means, in particular, the smartphone.

The study concluded that:

  • Most of the newspapers possess internal network for the exchange of editorial material between the departments head and the other members of the press staff.
  • The implementations of information technology have helped to minimize the steps of gathering press matter.
  • There is harmony, between senior and junior staff, in implementing the technical properties of smartphone device. In addition to the fact that smartphone have contributed to the improvement of editorial performance in gathering, preparation, and processing up to the stage of publishing and \ or broadcasting.
  • It is recommended that there is a need for intensification of the practical training in digital publication. The press editor should be encouraged, by to possess the modern technologies with facilities or free of charge.

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