|VNA Director-General Vũ Việt Trang holds phone talks with Editor-in-Chief of Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA) Khairdzir Md Yunus in March, 2022. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Facing the ongoing strong growth of digital communications and fierce competition among various forms of media, as well as changes in the public’s approach to information, the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) has promoted innovation and creativity to adapt to the new situation and reach more readers, maintaining the core role of the national news agency.
That was the message from VNA Director-General Vũ Việt Trang, as the country's leading news agency marked its 77th anniversary (September 15, 1945 - September 15, 2022).
Trang underlined that optimising strengths and diversifying resources will create steady steps for the agency towards breakthroughs in its long-term strategy.
The reality shows that in many cases, the press cannot be the first to provide information to the public. However, the VNA has always persisted the professionality in accessing, processing and pursuing the information, giving the readers a panoramic, multi-dimensional and objective view on particular issues, she said.
The VNA leader said that coherence, coordination and multi-platforms have been the keywords often used in many aspects of the VNA's work over the years. In a working environment where digital technology application is the major trend, coherence in all stages from direction to production and distribution has ensured smooth connections. Meanwhile, the strengthening of close that VNA follows the agency’s principles and purposes while meeting the diverse demands of the public at the same time. Bringing media publications to different platforms has also helped it reach a larger community, Trang said.
The VNA Director-General highlighted that the persistent digitalisation of data information has helped the VNA form a digital database - a platform for it to test and develop products using artificial intelligence, generating more added value for media products in all forms.
A project to develop the VNA into the key multi-media news agency in the national communications system, to be signed by the Prime Minister, will create comprehensive resources for the VNA to realise its development goals in the current digital communication era, stated Trang.
The VNA Director-General stressed that improving the human resources quality and pushing up the digital transformation are among the solutions for the agency to effectively complete its tasks on strategic information in the new period.
In the digital era, reporters, editors and technicians have changed their working methods from mono-tasking to multi-tasking, she said, adding that the VNA products are coming out in the multi-media form instead of the previous single ones. Content linking and cross-promotion have expanded coverage and increased the communication effectiveness of the VNA, stated Trang.
On the occasion of the agency's 77th anniversary, the VNA Director-General extended gratitude to its journalists of different periods for always devoting a great love to the common house of VNA. The past 77 years of the VNA history has witnessed the sacrifice and devotion of reporters, editors, technicians and staff in all areas through the direct engagement on the information front or silent efforts to keep news flowing, said Trang. — VNS