Muscat, A seminar on “Media of the Future” was held today at the Cultural
Centre of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), which is part of the Media Family Forum
organized by the Ministry of Information.
“We are talking about a radical change in our lives as media professionals, in the life of
nations and in economic progress,” Ali bin Khalfan al-Jabri, Undersecretary of the Ministry
of Information, said in a speech at the opening of the seminar, talking about the role of
media in details of life.
The seminar covered many topics that included a working paper entitled (Writing and
Publishing Skills for the Media of Future) by Dr. Hosni Nasr, Head of Information
Department at SQU, and (The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Radio and Television) by
Ayoub bin Saleh al-Alawi, Head of Development Team of Our Oman Portal.
The Media of the Future seminar concluded with a number of recommendations. It urged
the national media to develop media content to meet the current and future needs of the
users and to enable media training institutions to effectively train national media cadres to
deal with future media.
The seminar also called for the development of local experiences based on the idea of
media integration to enhance the capabilities of the Omani media in the future and provide
training programs to provide media professionals with the skills of media content that
corresponds to the characteristics of new users.
Source: Oman News Agency