Normahfuzah Ahmad

Research title

24-hour News Stations and Multifarious Challenges: Balancing Quality Journalism vs Audience Needs in Contemporary Media Milieu.

Research summary

Technological advances shape contemporary media landscape. In a digitalised world, conventional media are challenged to be the dominant source of news and information provider to societies. The study analyses challenges facing conventional news to remain relevant in light of contemporary technological media transformations while maintaining balanced journalistic values. Embarking on a qualitative approach, this study selects two renowned global rolling news stations - the BBC World News and Al Jazeera English as case studies.

Supervisors

Conferences

Conference, symposium and seminar papers 

May 2017 - Dominant no more: Immersing digital technology and journalistic challenges within broadcast television news industry. University of Stirling.

May 2017 - Digitalisation and multifarious challenges: Immersing media technologies and balancing journalistic virtues within broadcast television news. Research Symposium. University of Glasgow.

April 2017 - Digital media technologies: Challenges and future existence of conventional broadcast television news. Queen Margaret University.

February 2017- 24-hour news stations and multifarious challenges: Digitalisation, journalistic news values and sustainability in contemporary media milieu. Graduate School Seminar Series 2016/17. University of Strathclyde.

May 2016 - Presented paper at Postgraduate Research Symposium, University of Glasgow on 4-5th May 2016.

Committee member and conference organiser for 5th Annual Postgraduate Conference for College of Arts, University of Glasgow on 24-25th May 2016.

Competition

1st prize winner for My Story 2016/17, University of Glasgow.

Teaching

CCPR5008 – Research Methods 2