Ethical Dilemma Revisited: PBO Newspapers And The Professional Elbowroom Of The Nigerian Journalist

ABSTRACT

Focusing on politician-businessperson-owned (PBO) newspapers, the study examined how loyalty to the owners’ multiple interests has reduced the professional elbowroom of the Nigerian journalist. Through in-depth interviews and textual analysis, the study found that journalists in PBO newspapers are extremely constrained on the kind of stories they write and how. Caught in the conflict between professionalism and pandering to the owners’ layers of political and economic interests, many journalists submit, while some rebel. The narrowed elbowroom is a reason for many of the ethical violations among Nigerian journalists.

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APA

Ojebode, A (2021). Ethical Dilemma Revisited: PBO Newspapers And The Professional Elbowroom Of The Nigerian Journalist. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/ethical-dilemma-revisited-pbo-newspapers-and-the-professional-elbowroom-of-the-nigerian-journalist

MLA 8th

Ojebode, Ayobami "Ethical Dilemma Revisited: PBO Newspapers And The Professional Elbowroom Of The Nigerian Journalist" Afribary. Afribary, 05 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/ethical-dilemma-revisited-pbo-newspapers-and-the-professional-elbowroom-of-the-nigerian-journalist. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Ojebode, Ayobami . "Ethical Dilemma Revisited: PBO Newspapers And The Professional Elbowroom Of The Nigerian Journalist". Afribary, Afribary, 05 Apr. 2021. Web. 21 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/ethical-dilemma-revisited-pbo-newspapers-and-the-professional-elbowroom-of-the-nigerian-journalist >.

Chicago

Ojebode, Ayobami . "Ethical Dilemma Revisited: PBO Newspapers And The Professional Elbowroom Of The Nigerian Journalist" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/ethical-dilemma-revisited-pbo-newspapers-and-the-professional-elbowroom-of-the-nigerian-journalist