Hazards Of Journalism Practice In Nigeria

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Hazards Of Journalism Practice In Nigeria

Chapter One


1.1 Background Of The Study

Journalism is the collection and editing of current interest for presentation through news media. It could also be regarded as the event of the day to day activities with the uses of words, sounds or pictures to satisfy human curiosity with a word that is always interested in knowing what is new.

The introduction of journalism and its media are electronic and print which have reduced a lot of ignorance from the society because form the observation both print and electronic media journalist disseminate to the public.

The journalists are those that practice journalism. They are they who will gather the news from the public and send it back the public also.

Mike Jampson, director of UK journalism ethics charity media wise, called for The Daily Telegraph to reveal whether it paid for the computer disc leaked to it containing information about British MP5 expenses claims. He was addressing a media professionals work stream on Investigative journalism- a two edged sword on 25 July during a conference on ‘trust and integrity in the global economy’ held in Caux, Switzerland. Sometime investigative journalism that reveals wrong doings may involve breaking the law, he said and the telegraph should be ready to defend itself in court if the material had been obtained by unlawful means.

The paper had properly published a series of scoops on the scandal of MPs systematic abuse of their expenses claims. It was in the public interest and no jury would convict the paper, he believed.

Mps who were supposed to get an example were behaving irresponsibly and lawfully.” The scoops had changed the political agenda and thinking, which will never be the same again, Jempson said, none the less journalists too have to accept the consequences of their actions.

Therefore this research is to let people and the general public to know the level at which the hazard of journals or problem of journalism as been existing in countries especially in Nigeria.

1.2 Statement Of The Problem’

This is a research that is based on hazard of journalism with a particular reference on Nigeria ( A case study of community express newspaper, Ibadan).

In the course of this research, it will help the general public to receive information write ups and presentation and gathering of fact from the society, people and individual at large.

It will also discuss the hazard in journalism and career opportunities for journalist.

1.3 Research Questions

In order to arrive at a certain and logical conclusion and provide a concrete and genuine answer to a certain research question.

This work is to provide answer to the following fundamental research question.

  1. How can we eradicate Hazard in journalism?
  2. To what extence do you agree that Hazard affects Journalism practice in Nigeria?
  3. To what extence do you agree that Journalist can avoid hazard in Journalism?
  4. To what extence do you agree that Hazard in journalism affects Journalist in Nigeria

1.4 Reason For The Study

This is to make the entire people of Nigeria to know what journalist are going through as a result of gathering facts, news in their working field.

The difficulties and problems they are facing and also to give recommendation on how to solve those problems.

As much as it affect the most entire publics and journalist.

1.5 Significance Of The Study

The significance of this project work lies on the problem journalist are passing through on their field. The hazard and how to tackle them especially this problems.

In doing this, it will enable the people to know how the problem can be solved.

1.6 The Scope Of The Study

The scope of the study relate to the problem which journalist are passing through as a result of practicing journalism as a profession. The scope can also be called the hazard. The difficulty, the researcher also examine the hazards and find accurate solution to the problems so as to encourage the upcoming journalist who are in practicing it not to be panicking when they face problems at place of work.

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