IMPACT OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT ON JOURNALISM PRACTICE: (A STUDY OF JOURNALISM PRACTICE IN UYO COMMUNITY- FROM JANUARY TO JUNE)

Abstract
This project on ― impact of Freedom of Information Act: A study of journalism practices in Uyo community – from January to June, is aimed at finding out how Freedom of Information Act impact positively on the life of practicing journalists in Uyo community.
In carrying out the study the researcher used survey design method, while questionnaire was the instrument of the study. Simple tables and percentages were used in analyzing and presenting the data collected. The researcher made some recommendations to support that Freedom of Information Act encourage investigative journalism, balance reporting, openness and transparency in the decision making process which will improve citizens trust in government action. The researcher also made few numbers of suggestions for further studies which will continue to inform people about the impact this topic (Freedom of Information Act) has on our society. And from the conclusion drawn from the questionnaire tables, it is shown that Freedom of Information Act impact positively on the life of working journalists in Uyo community and strengthens the constitutional guarantee of freedom to receive and impact information and ideas without any hindrance. Again, the respondents proved that Freedom of Information Act empower the professionalism and the ethics of journalism

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page …………………………………………………………………………………I
Certification ……………………………………………………………………………..II
Dedication …………………………………………………...........................................III
Acknowledgments ……………………………………………………………………...IV
Abstract ……………………………………………………….......................................V
Table of Contents……………………………………………………………………..V1
List of Tables……………………………………………………………………V11

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the Study…………………………………………………………….1
1.2 Statement of the Problem……………………………………………………………3
1.3 Objective of the Study ………………………………………………………………4
1.4 Research Questions………………………………………………..............................5
1.5 Scope of the Study……………………………………………………………………5
1.6 Significant of the Study……………………………………………………………...5
1.7 Operational Definition of Significant Terms………………………………………6

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 Introduction ………………………………………………………………………….9
2.2 Review of Concepts…………………………………………………………………..9
2.3 Review of Related Studies………………………………………………………….10
2.4 Theoretical Framework…………………………………………………………….21
 2.5 Summary…………………………………………………………………………….40

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1 Introduction ………………………………………………………………………...41
3.2 Research Design or Research Technique………………………………………….42
3.3 Population of Study………………………………………………………………...43
3.4 Sampling Technique/ Sample……………………………………………………...43
3.5 Sample Size and Sampling Techniques……………………………………………44
3.6 Instrument for Data Collection…………………………………………………….45
3.7 Validity of Instrument ……………………………………………………………..45
3.8 Method of Data Analysis …………………………………………………………..46
3.9 Method of Data Collection…………………………………………………………46

CHAPTER FOUR: PRESENTATION OF DATA ANALYSIS
4.1 Introduction…………………………………………………………………………47
4.2 Data Presentation and Analysis……………………………………………………47
4.3 Discussion of Findings ……………………………………………………………..56

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1 Introduction…………………………………………………………………………58
5.2 Summary of Findings………………………………………………………………58
5.3 Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………..59
5.4 Recommendation……………………………………………………………………59
 5.5 Suggestions for Further Studies…………………………………………………..60
References: ……………………………………………………………………..61
Appendix I: ……………………………………………………………………..63
Appendix II
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APA

Raji, A. (2018). IMPACT OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT ON JOURNALISM PRACTICE: (A STUDY OF JOURNALISM PRACTICE IN UYO COMMUNITY- FROM JANUARY TO JUNE). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-freedom-of-information-act-on-journalism-practice-a-study-of-journalism-practice-in-uyo-community-from-january-to-june-5396

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Raji, Alex "IMPACT OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT ON JOURNALISM PRACTICE: (A STUDY OF JOURNALISM PRACTICE IN UYO COMMUNITY- FROM JANUARY TO JUNE)" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-freedom-of-information-act-on-journalism-practice-a-study-of-journalism-practice-in-uyo-community-from-january-to-june-5396. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

MLA7

Raji, Alex . "IMPACT OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT ON JOURNALISM PRACTICE: (A STUDY OF JOURNALISM PRACTICE IN UYO COMMUNITY- FROM JANUARY TO JUNE)". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 29 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-freedom-of-information-act-on-journalism-practice-a-study-of-journalism-practice-in-uyo-community-from-january-to-june-5396 >.

Chicago

Raji, Alex . "IMPACT OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT ON JOURNALISM PRACTICE: (A STUDY OF JOURNALISM PRACTICE IN UYO COMMUNITY- FROM JANUARY TO JUNE)" Afribary (2018). Accessed May 29, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-freedom-of-information-act-on-journalism-practice-a-study-of-journalism-practice-in-uyo-community-from-january-to-june-5396

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