Issues and Challenges of Adopting Digital Technologies by African Language Media: The Yoruba Example’ in African Language Digital Media and Communication.
Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, London and New York
Humanity has been surviving without the media from time immemorial, but the recent development in information technology has bombarded our generation with information such that human beings can hardly do without the media. Like any other society, accessibility to information among Yoruba people has been made possible by information technology. Since its inception, information technology has made the management of information in the media more efficient and effective such that the media in any language, and in any part of the world, either swim with or sink without it, because it is not just a force but also the driver of modern technological development and a key enabler of information dissemination both in print and electronic forms. Though the development and adoption of information and communications technologies (lCT) by the Yoruba language media is an emerging trend with snail-pace success, there are now concerted efforts by different African media organisations to make full use of the opportunities IT offers. Thus, this study examines varied terms adopted by, Yoruba language media on digital platforms and proffers solutions to the common problem that confronts them regarding their use of varied and sometimes inappropriate terms in the Yoruba language to present news and reports.
Humanity , Information technology , Media , Technological development , Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Yusuff, A & Osunnuga, O. (2019). Issues and Challenges of Adopting Digital Technologies by African Language Media: The Yoruba Example’ in African Language Digital Media and Communication. Abiodun Salawu(Ed.) Routledge Contemporary Africa Series, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, London and New York. pp.209-215[ISBN:978-0-8153-5954-8](hbk).