SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE PRACTICE OF JOURNALISM IN THE 21st CENTURY

The research examines social media and the practice of journalism in the 21 century with a focus on journalists in Osun State. The proliferation of information communication technology and emergence of social media have made it possible to find out about events without actually being there. Journalists can report news across the world over the internet while citizen can also report event without necessarily a graduate of media or journalism. To achieve this study, a critical review to related literature, conceptual framework was made. The study was also anchored on Technological determinism and Source Credibility. Survey research method was used …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON JOURNALISM PRACTICES

The aim of this study was to determine the impact of social media on modern journalism practices in Nigerian with a focus on journalists within Lagos metropolis. At the inception of information communication technology such as the internet, has made it possible to find out about events without actually being there. Journalists can report news across the world over the internet. Throughout history, development in technology and communication have gone hand-in-hand, and the latest technological development such as the internet have resulted in the advancement of the science of communication to a new level. The process of human communication has …READ MORE …