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Volume :36 Issue : 141 2018      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Palestinian Journalists' Use of Smart Phones in the Scope of Media: A Field Study (in Arabic)

Auther : Naem el-Masri

This study aims to examine the extent to which Palestinian journalists use their mobile phones to access the internet. It reveals the journalists' uses of mobile phone applications in the media field. Moreover, the study aims to explore the extent to which Palestinian journalists access social networking sites and applications through mobile phones. This study uses the descriptive method, in addition to a questionnaire as a tool to gather information on a sample of 450 media personnel. The findings revealed that 84.7 % of participants use smart phones while 15.3 % of the participants use regular mobile phones. The study also found that the participants in the survey use their smart phones a lot more than other sources to access the internet. The chat applications, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Viber are the ones participants access the most through their smart phones. They also access social networking sites the most, Facebook being the main one. Moreover, the applications they depend on the most are those that edit news and photos. Conversation and talking through smart phones are common among Palestinian journalists for the sake of exchanging news and information. The mobile phone contributed to receiving a larger quantity of information in a short amount of time and with little effort. In addition, posting news through short messages is the widely used service that journalists offer the public. Electronic sites are the most useful sources of information for a lot of participants. Finally, the participants expressed their views on the necessity of providing Palestinian journalists with modern and advanced Smart Phones to access the internet quickly and continually in order to be regularly updated on the latest events and developments.

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