The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) attended a conference of world news agencies held on the sidelines of the 20th Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2016) in Russia.
VNA Deputy General Director Le Duy Truyen was among representatives of 24 leading news agencies worldwide participating in the conference, including TASS of Russia, AP of the United States, ANSA of Italy, AFP of France, Canadian Press, Kyodo News of Japan, Xinhua of China, DPA of Germany, India Today and Prensa Latina of Cuba.
At the conference, attendees discussed how latest technologies are confronting traditional journalism and whether artificial intelligence poses a threat to journalism.
The robust development of the digital era has changed the practice of journalism worldwide. According to AP, Canadian Press and Kyodo News, many news agencies have been applying solutions for automatic data processing that enable faster production of news with higher quality.
Delegates agreed that the news agencies need to apply more advanced technologies in their works and urged journalists to make themselves adapt to the changes in technologies.