PERCEPTION OF JOURNALISTS TOWARDS INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

This study investigated the perception of journalists towards investigative journalism in Nigeria using journalists in Osun state as the case study. Investigative journalism has stood as a distinct and a vibrant genre of journalism that goes beyond the ordinary daily news reporting, to bring hidden facts especially of greater public interest that someone is trying to cover. The study used survey method as a quantitative research while questionnaire was used to collect data from the journalists sampled in Osun state. findings show that many journalists in Osun state are not really interested because of the political atmosphere in the state which find gaining access to government difficult. The research recommends that journalism should use the advantages of the internet, press freedom and other opportunities open now to uncover hidden facts not only on corruption or politics but in all human aspect particularly in the area of economy, health, education and social welfare.

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