In fact, there are quite a lot of journalists worldwide who are actively using the social media tools as part of their daily reporting schedule (Sheffer & Schultz, 2009). Considering all the changes that has taken place in the newsrooms’ management and practices, the proposed research study will focus on determining how the social media has affected or influenced the Arabic newsrooms today. Proposed Title “The Impact of Social Media on Arabic Newsroom” Aim of the Proposed Research Study The proposed research study aims to determine the impact of social media on Arabic newsroom. Research Objectives The main objective of the proposed research study is to discuss and analyze the ways in which the social media has changed the Arabic newsroom.
In relation to the main research study objective, the following sub-objectives will be considered in the proposed research study: 1. To analyze how the social media has affected to collection and dissemination of news reports; 2. To analyze how the social media can be used in creating a breaking news report or stories; 3. To determine the differences between the traditional reporting practices and modern reporting practices using the social media tools; and 4.
To discuss the acceptable standards when it comes to the use of social media in news reporting. Research Questions The following research questions will be addressed and used as a guide on how to complete the proposed research study: 1. To what extent does the journalists working in Alriyadh newspaper in Saudi Arabia, Online Almoyaten news in Saudi Arabia, Ahram newspaper in Egypt, and Alrroya newspaper in Emirates are using the social media tools as a way of collecting and disseminating important news reports? 2. How do the journalists make use of the social media tools when creating a breaking news report or stories? 3.
What are the differences between the traditional reporting practices and modern reporting practices using the social media tools? 4. Do journalists in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Emirates observe a universal standard when it comes to the use of social media in news reporting? 5. Which among the existing social media tools are commonly used by the journalists in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Emirates? Rationale for Selecting the Topic Although commonly use in today’s journalism practices, it is given that there are still some people who are clueless of the significance of various social media tools in the transformation of the modern Arabic Newsrooms.
In the process of completing the proposed research study, readers are expected to gain more insight on how the social media tools play an important role in the collection and dissemination process of useful news information.