HAZARDS AND PROSPECTS OF JOURNALISTS IN NIGERIA

Media hazards is one of the major issues in journalism but attracted less attention in the last few decades especially now that democracy is waxing stronger in Nigeria making it appears as if there were no hazard any more. The focus of this research is to examine media hazards on the performance of journalists in Nigeria. Media practitioners and media owners face different challenges at one time or the other in the cause of carrying out their official duties and few of such as killing, kidnapping, threaten, accident, embarrassment, humiliation among others. Survey research method was used, of which 100 copies of questionnaires were administered to respondents who were randomly selected among member of Tell magazine and AIT, Lagos) findings shown that killing, threaten and kidnapping are the major hazards to journalism practices in Nigeria.     It is therefore recommended that further studies on this research, should be extended to the problems and prospects of journalism and the role of broadcast media in preventing media hazards.

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Related: occupational hazards of journalists in Nigeria, coping with hazards of journalism, hazards of journalism, hazards and prospects of journalism in Nigeria, journalists and professional hazard, mass media hazards and prospects in Nigeria

 

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