Seoul (VNA) – Some 50 journalists from 47 nations around the globe are attending the World Journalists Convention 2023 (WJC), which opened in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, on April 25. The Vietnam Journalists Affiliation (VJA) despatched two representatives to this convention.
WJC 2023 is being held by the Journalists Affiliation of Korea (JKA) with the theme “Management within the Digital Transformation Period and the Position of Journalism for Regional Improvement.”
“We now stay in an period the place we are able to entry the information and data we’d like anytime, anyplace with a single smartphone,” Kim Dong Hoon, President of the Journalists Affiliation of Korea, stated in his opening remarks. “Issues that have been unimaginable just some years in the past have change into actuality. Science and digital know-how are evolving sooner than ever. If we don’t put together for our future, journalism might face unprecedented crises.”
Pyo Wan Soo, Chairperson of the Korea Press Basis, stated the World Journalists Convention will function a platform for journalists from across the globe to mirror, share concepts, debate, and cooperate.
“I anticipate that varied concepts and proposals concerning regional growth and the institution of peace might be offered by journalists worldwide to type a shared understanding,” he stated.
On April 25, audio system and contributors on the convention gave speeches and displays on “The Problem of Journalism for the Regional Improvement” and “Management within the Digital Transformation Period and the Way forward for Journalism.”
The themes are at present of nice significance within the media around the globe at a time when smartphones are monopolizing the information provide market.
“Journalism is already getting into a very new period as we now have moved previous the digital transformation section and are actually witnessing the event of generative synthetic intelligence (Al), equivalent to ChatGPT,” Pyo Wan Soo stated.
He added that it’s nonetheless unclear whether or not these modifications will result in disaster or alternative for the sector of journalism, however what is obvious is that the right human “verification” of recent applied sciences like ChatGPT has change into crucial.
“This can be the sort of management and performance of journalism that the world wants at the present time,” he stated.
In the course of the April 24 – 29 gathering, along with exchanging experience and journalism expertise, journalists might be supplied with the chance to immerse themselves in Korean tradition and ambiance, visiting main cities equivalent to Gyeonggi, Suwon, Busan, and Incheon.
The World Journalists Convention, which celebrates its eleventh anniversary this 12 months, is held yearly and covers varied matters equivalent to points in journalism, world peace, and the atmosphere, and has change into the world’s largest convention involving journalists.
The Journalists Affiliation of Korea, established in 1964, has greater than 10,000 members from 203 firms spanning newspapers, broadcasting, telecommunications, and web platforms./.
Nguyen Yen, Bich Hanh