What Effect? An Appraisal of Journalists’ Use and Perception of New Media Technologies in Nigerian Media Practice

Ifeoma V. Dunu 1 *, Cornelius A. Ukwueze 1, Uche Ekwugha 1

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The budget padding scandal, which hit the Nigeria in July 2016, is illustrative of one of the different ways the new media have influenced how news is gathered and reported in Nigeria and many other countries. Today, many stories are received by some sort of social media. These changes generate debates on the extent of effects on journalism practice in three key areas: nature of journalists, nature of news gathering, and the way news is disseminated. This study analyzes Nigerian journalists’ perception of the possible effect of new media application in Nigeria media practice.


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Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 7, Issue 4, October 2017, pp. 179-198

Published Online: 10 Oct 2017

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