This study was intended to evaluate the Impact of
Internet on the Nigerian Society. This study was
guided by the following objectives; To inform Nigerians, journalism at large, the usefulness and
importance of internet service to their organizations and its impact perhaps
negative or positive, To know explicit about the paramount functions expected
of the internet service in Nigeria on political status, Economic growth of the
nation and social activities, To know how the press had managed to work
successfully under this medium without going against the code of conduct that
institutionalized the corporation; To know the effect internet has on the
citizens. The study employed the Simple random sampling method;
questionnaires in addition to library research were applied in order to collect
data. Primary and secondary data sources were used and data was analyzed using simple percentage method.
The respondents under the study were 80 staff of Punch. The study findings
revealed that internet
has an impact on modern day. Organizations make use of the internet in carrying
out your daily activities. Online journalism is not the fastest means of
disseminating information. Online journalism has advantage on news gathering.
Online journalism to a large extent has positive effects on newspaper/magazine
The outcome of this study will help the audience,
ultimately, the news consumption to understand the difficulties online
journalist are facing in disseminating unseating news story.
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ONE – INTRODUCTION
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TWO – REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
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2.3 Online journalism in Nigeria- - - - - -
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2.11 Social responsibility of
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THREE – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
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FOUR – DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
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FIVE – SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
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The main aim of this project is to discuss about the
impact of the internet on journalism to the citizenry, is also going to deal
with the effective performance of the internet- as a medium of disseminating
and gathering of news. It is important as imperative to state out clearly under
this introduction how the internet has been able to play an impact or touch the
lives of journalist and individuals as a whole. The project work will include
the historical background of the punch newspaper and the duties it has
performed to carry along the people of Nigeria.
It is possible for all sundry to under rate the
performance of the intent, because it informs the citizens of the happening
(event) around and outside their metropolis, be it political, economic and
social functions, internet can not be set outside. Government,
individual even business men cannot do without the
existence of internet due to its widely spread medium of communication, which
emerged in the 1990, government use internet to furnish the citizens with the
latest development in the state, while business men also employed the internet
services to advertise and form the article of production to their prospective
The internet has an impact on every aspect of journalism.
The internet has emerged as a medium of publication, a new tool for reporting
and a new focus for journalism education. Moreover the internet has raised new
question about the social responsibilities of journalism to inform the public
as well as the ethical practice of journalism. Finally the internet is an
international medium consequently, it is impact has been felt around the globe.
The explosive rate at which the internet has penetrated every aspect of
journalism has made it an endless topic of speculation, and debate among
journalists, scholars, and the general public. But since it is so new, there
has been little time for systematic study and analysis.
TO THE STUDY
The internet has placed a very vital role in every aspect
of journalism. Because it has been a medium of publication in terms of news
reporting and direction for journalism education. It has also been used to find
out new facts about the social and economic responsibilities of journalists, in
the aspect of ethical practice of journalism. This has made the internet to be
felt all over the world, because of the wide spread impact on people. This
impact has contributed a lot to the printing organization in terms of gathering
and sourcing for vital useful information needed by the printing and mass media
organization, in order to have accurate facts in their news stories before
publication. This will bring about the impact of the internet on the punch
newspaper, because this newspaper has really affect the lives of individuals,
government and even business men and women who cannot do without the newspaper
in order to get factual information on things of event happening around and far
countries in the world.
The Punch newspaper started with the Sunday Punch on 28th March, 1973 in Lagos, about three
years after the coming of the Sunday Punch, and the daily publication of the
paper joined on 1st
November 1976. The brain child of this print media organization is Chief Olu
Aboderin. From the day this newspaper joined the chain of other existing
newspaper in Nigeria, it has been making waves; Infact, everyone knows that
this newspaper is a frontline paper. Since then it has grown from strength to
strength despite administration tendency of successive military government in
Nigeria. Today Punch ia an example of a typical radical newspaper. The punch
newspaper joined the online newspaper by opening a website in the year 2003,
and since then people living in other countries have been able to visit their
website. From the public as well as the ethical practice of journalism.
Finally, the internet is an international medium. Consequently, its impact has been
felt around the globe The explosive rate at which the internet has penetrated
every aspect of journalism has made it an endless topic of speculation and
debate among journalists, scholars and the general public. But since it is so
new, there has been little time for systematic study and analysis. The
brainchild of this print media organization is Chief Olu Aboderin, He started
with the Sunday Punch on 28th
March, 1973 in Lagos about three years
after coming of Sunday Punch, the daily publication of the
Punch joined on 1 November, 1976.
From the day this paper joined the chains of other
existing newspaper in Nigeria, it has been making waves, infact, everyone knows
that Punch newspaper s are frontline papers.
Since then, it has grown from strength despite
administration tendency of successive Military Government in Nigeria. Today,
Punch is an example of a typical radical paper. ‘ The Punch newspaper joined
the online newspaper by opening a ‘website in ‘ the year two-thousand and three
(2003), and since then people living in other countries have been able to visit
their website. The Punch newspaper is classified in journalism as the serious
press, before it was known under the popular press.
The Punch rows paper has the ideal department in a
newspaper house. These are:
The editorial Department
The Mechanical/ Production
They have also included one department which emerged as a
result of advancement in technology, and this department is called the Computer
Operations/ Internet Department. The department does all the internet jobs.
They build website for the organization, publish the newspaper and animating
the electronic newspaper. They are skilled who are advancing with the new
technology. Receive information for journalist and they also gather foreign
OF THE PROBLEM
This research work is form by this innovation in practice
of journalism especially the introduction of maternity in segment in almost
every programme being aired on public and private newspaper. The consequence of
having a wrong choice of audience is better imagined. This would only make
journalism have a negative feedback since there are some audience to
participate to discussions that are not meant for them. There is no controversy
that radio and television stations are out to perform the basic role of
informing, entertaining and educating the target audience.
However, the lure including journalism in segment in most
of the programmes is capable of rendering them.
The excessive journalism in segment is equally seen as an
escapist approach of getting the people to participate in programmes even when
they were not adequately informed of such.
The researcher has put into writing the way by which all
sort of problems confronting the internet service in Nigeria can be put under
control. The idea that is suggested as a possible way of explaining that
particular condition will be helpful.
what extent do Nigerian Journalists have the requisite skill for online
online journalism have negative effect(s) on newspaper/magazine circulation?
it true that online journalism is the fastest means of disseminating
online journalism have an advantage on news gathering?
OF THE STUDY
purpose of this study is to inform Nigerians, journalism
at large, the usefulness and importance of internet
service to their organizations and its impact perhaps negative or positive.
The purpose of this study is to know explicit about the
paramount functions expected of the internet service in Nigeria on political
status, Economic growth of the nation and social activities.
It shall also discuss how the press had managed to work
successfully under this medium without going against the code of conduct that
institutionalized the corporation; also the researcher want the people to know
the effect it has on the citizens.
OF THE STUDY
Certainly, the study is significant
because it will help the
audience, ultimately, the news consumption to understand
the difficulties online journalist are facing in disseminating unseating news
story. This can arouse the audience interest in correcting the
of the day to give press freedom of reporting news story on the internet.
OF THE STUDY
This project will corner the problems facing journalism as
a result of the internet service, what are the problems faced by journalists?
The functions of the internet medium, possible remedies to the problems they
will face or are facing. Also, the impact of internet service to the people at
local areas of Nigeria.
OF THE STUDY
This project will study limited number of factors which
can make people at local level know or see what is exactly going on within and
outside their metropolis in time.
These numbers of problems may include time factor,
financial refusal of some people to respond to some questions asked and other
factor 4rt from the natural limitations that could constitute stumbling blocks
to every research Endeavour, this work has been affected by the poor reception
of the chosen station. For quite deal of time, signals emoting from the station
had been weak, making
the monitoring process a frustrating task. The only option
left is to travel down to the home base of the broadcasting station and which
is also fought with some constraints. This is as a result of hike in the prices
of fuel making transport fare higher.
Another seeming constraints lies in the too many breaks in
the transmission of some of the programmes as a result of lack of sponsors and
more often than not, the broadcast station have had causes to close down
transmission, reschedule programmes or even cancel them due to power failure.
The internet services report news or event in details as does it also gives the
audience and in-depth reporting of news. This gives listeners and viewers a
sense of being present at the event.