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PROJECT TOPIC AND MATERIAL ON DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTERIZED NEWS EDITING SYSTEM
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- Name: DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTERIZED NEWS EDITING SYSTEM
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Those people out there , who are familiar with journalism will better appreciate how difficult it is to produce or developed well edited news .
This project Design and implementation of a computerized News Editing system , distinguish itself as it provides solution to the teaming problems facing today’ journalist as for as news editing is concerned .
The concept of this project is divided into seven (7) chapters which gave an ample opportunity for the study of the existing system in order to be able to design a new system that is far better than the former system .
We shall in this work look at the traditional news editing system form the view point of desiring and implementing of a new editing system which will ease the works of news editor in the field of journalism.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of the content
1.0 Background of the study
- Statement of the problem
- Purpose of the study
- Objective of the study
- Scope of the problems
- Definition of terms
- literature Review
3.0 Overview of the existing system
3.1 Description and Analysis of the existing system
3.2 Method of the data collection
3.2.1 Interview Methods
3.2.2 Reference to winter text
3.3 Input Analysis
3.4 process Analysis
3.5 output Analysis
- Problem of the existing system
4.0 Design of the new system
4.1 Output specification and design
4.2 Input specification and Design
- File Design
- Precede chart
- system flowchart
- system Requirement
5.1 program design
5.2 Program flowchart
- source listing
- Test Run
- Recommendation & concision
- BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The advent of computer Technology has completely changed the way things are done globally . these effects of computer Technology can be fall in all field of study , consequently giving birth to the automation of process of activities in various field of human endeavor.
This study will seek to usher in automation of the news editing system . it is believed that the traditional news editing system is grossly in efficient and ineffective . these hare been the reason behind the epileptic news presented on daily basis by journalists to their teaming audience globally.
This study will be carried out with the view of designing a new system that will take good care of the ineffectiveness that characterized the existing system and automation of the entire process of news editing.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, editor come from the Latin phrase “e ditus’’ which means “to put forward’’. Therefore, News Editing is the process of preparing language, News, for presentation to the audience, through correction, condensation, organization and other modification. A person who edits, especially professionally or as a hobby, is called an editor.
News editing involves reviewing text written on topical issues, and identifying errors related to the we of language in general or adherence to specific style guide. This activity ensures that News are of good quality. In large media houses, experienced function writers are dedicated to the News editing function.
News sources includes: official records, publication or broadcasts, official in government or business, organizations or corporations, witnesses of crime, accidents or other events, and people involved with or affected by anew event or issue.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
News editing as it regards to the journalism profession is characterized by numerous problems. The problems that characterized the existing system are actually responsible for the fall in the quality of news production and presentation. The problems with the existing system includes:
- Reviewing of reports submitted by reports on the field
- Identification of errors in the reports, this includes: grammatical errors, spelling errors, punctuation errors etc.
- Condensation of reports into meaningful and concise piece
- Organization of the reports in an orderly manner for presentation to the audience.
- And other modifications.
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
Like other studies or projects carried out on various issues in different fields of human endeavor, globally, the purpose of this study is as follows:
Firstly, this study will try to find out new ways of reviewing reports that are far better than the existing method.
Secondly, to seek a way of editing News that will take less time when compared to the former or traditional method, existing system .
Thirdly, this study will try to discover methods of improving the quality of edited piece of news done by the editor.
Lastly, the purpose of this study is to uncover an easier way of correcting the errors commonly found in reports from the field directly.
1.4 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The aim of this study (project) is to design a new system that will surpass the existing system in the following areas:
- Reviewing of reports
- Detection of errors
- Correction of errors
- Summarization of reports
Furthermore this study will aim at automating the entire process of news editing system, that will further enhance News editing in terms of:
- And correctness.
- SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The scope of this study will cover all the activities and processes that are involved in News Editing from the submission of news reports to the final News editing process. These will further lead to the design and implementation of a blue print for the automation of news Editing system (existing system).
- DEFINITION OF TERMS
Automation – The use of machines or computers to do work that was previously done by people.
News – An information about something or an event that has happened recently.
Editing – The process of preparing a piece of writing by correcting the mistakes, making improvements.
Editor – A person who edits.
Reporter – A person who collects and reports news.
Correspondent – A person who reports news from a particular country or on a particular subject for a newspaper or a television or radio station.