Dependency of Electronic Resources by the Media Professionals of Thiruvananthapuram Press Club

An Investigation

  • Sophy Zacharias Press Club, Thiruvananthapuram, India.
Keywords: Media Professionals, Press Club Library, Thiruvananthapuram, E-resources, Journalist

Abstract

The role of journalists and their nature of work have changed with the introduction of online technologies .Today electronic resources offer a broad range of information to the media professionals. This study attempts to identify the level of awareness of the e-resources, purpose of use, extent of utilization, the challenges faced in accessing e-resources and to make suggestions for the optimum utilization of e-resources by the media professionals of Press Club, Thiruvananthapuram. A Census method was adopted for collecting data from the respondents through a well structured questionnaire. Out of 75% responded 11.2% are from Asianet. It was found that 66 % are aware of the e-resources, majority of the respondents (88 %) consider e-resources are very useful for their professional activities, majority of the respondents (87 %) are satisfied with the availability of the e-resources and 72% are satisfied with the facilities provided by the Press Club media library for the use of the e-resources and 60% opined that e-resources cannot replace the print resources. The major challenges faced by the respondents are improper connectivity and lack of digital literacy. It was suggested to strengthen the e-resource collection of the Press Club library and to establish a comprehensive networking with news chambers for resource sharing The study strengthens the need for orgnaising regular orientation programme to the media professionals for the optimum utilization of e-resources and thus to improve their skill and proficiency in accessing information quickly for their professional activities.

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Author Biography

Sophy Zacharias, Press Club, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

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Published
2021-11-03
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