• Social Media Usage in Gathering and Transmission of News among Broadcast Journalists in South-East Nigeria

    Author(s):
    BENEDICT OBIORA AGBO OKECHUKWU CHUKWUMA
    Editor(s):
    Jyotirmaya Patnaik (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Digital Humanists, Feminist Humanities, Information Ecosystems
    Subject(s):
    Nigeria, Social media, Broadcast journalism, Journalism, Communication
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    newsgathering, transmission, broadcast, journalists
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/e5dd-hj09
    Abstract:
    The study was aimed at ascertaining the level at which broadcast journalists in South-East Nigeria deploy the social media in news gathering and transmission. The survey research method was used while the questionnaire served as the measuring instrument. The entire 867 broadcast journalists in the South-East geopolitical zone of Nigeria constituted the population of the study from where a sample of 274 was drawn using the Taro Yamane's formula. Using the purposive sampling technique, the researchers found that broadcast journalists in SouthEast Nigeria have not significantly embraced the social media in the news gathering and transmission. It was therefore recommended among others that broadcast journalists in South-East Nigeria should embrace the social media platforms as the platforms represent potent tools for the practice of modern day journalism.
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    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
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    All Rights Reserved

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