CITIZEN JOURNALISM AND CHALLENGES OF FAKE NEWS IN NIGERIA

Abstract The study investigated citizen journalism and challenges of fake news in Nigeria with a focus on NUJ Port Harcourt. It is not an over emphasized that fake news has affected the social-political nature of this country and many developing nations at large because it did not only robbed the mainstream media its integrity, trust and reliability but also ruin the business of reporting which is important watchdog. The study is anchored on Social Responsible Theory, Democratic Participant Media Theory and Information Systems Theory. Survey research method was employed while questionnaire was used as data collection instrument. Taro Yamani Formula …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF NEW MEDIA ON INFORMATION ACQUISITION AMONG UNDERGRADUATES

In this era of Information and communication technology, blogging, social media – YouTube, facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Instagram u and many others have revolutionalised and redefined monopoly of news and information by mass media (radio, television, newspaper and magazine industries) as it enhanced citizen participation in news gathering and dissemination otherwise known as citizens journalism.This investigated the influence of new media on information acquisition by undergraduates in Lead City University. New media has in the recent time turn the citizen not only as information consumers but also as information distributor which is now known as “Citizen Journalism”. Most citizens own their …READ MORE …