INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND THE CHANGING ROLE OF MASS MEDIA IN NIGERIA

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ABSTRACT
In this study, the researcher examined the impact of information technology (IT) on media development in Nigeria. Towards this end, the researcher randomly selected 78 staff of radio Nigeria and the guardian newspaper to form the study sample. The 78 members of the study sample were given 78 copies of structured questionnaires to complete. Their responses were analyzed using percentages.

The analyses of the responses revealed the following findings.
i.The use of IT resources had positively transformed to media/communication industry in Nigeria. Its areas of application in the industry include: News/Information gathering and dissemination, preparation of news items for publication and broadcasting and the express distribution of news items.
ii.The constraints/problems militating against the effective use of IT resources in Nigeria media industry include the following, unreliable power supply, incompetent human resources, unreliable telecommunication network and lack of adequate capital.
iii.These problems could be overcome through the provision of reliable power supply and telecommunication network, human resources development in the area of IT and the provision of adequate capital.

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Title pageII
Approval pageIII
DedicationIV
AcknowledgementV
AbstractVII
Table of ContentsIX

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION1
1.1Background of the Study1
1.2Statement of the Problem7
1.3Objectives of the Study8
1.4Research Questions8
1.5Significance of the study9
1.6Scope and Delimitation of the Study10
1.7Theoretical Framework10

CHAPTER TWO
LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1Information Technology (IT)- 
Types and Functions11
2.1.1The Telephone12
2.1.2Facsimile (Fax) Machine14
2.1.3The Word Processor17
2.1.4The Electronic Computer19
2.2Application of Information
 Technology (IT) in Nigeria23
2.3Infrastructures needs for Successful
 IT Operation24
2.4Negative Impacts of Information Technology26
2.5The Developing Economics and
 Information Technology (IT)28

CHAPTER THREE
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1Research Method32
3.2Sources of Data33
3.3Study of Population34
3.4Sample and Sampling Techniques34
3.5Instrument for Data Collection34
3.6Validity of the Instrument35
3.7Method of Data36
3.8Method of Data Analysis36

CHAPTER FOUR
DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
4.1Data Analysis37
4.1.1Analysis of Questionnaire Data37

CHAPTER FIVE
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
5.1Summary of Findings48
5.2Conclusions51
5.3Recommendations53
REFERENCES54
APPENDIX (THE QUESTIONNAIRE)58

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APA

Ugwu, A. (2018). INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND THE CHANGING ROLE OF MASS MEDIA IN NIGERIA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/information-technology-and-the-changing-role-of-mass-media-in-nigeria-4976

MLA 8th

Ugwu, Anderson "INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND THE CHANGING ROLE OF MASS MEDIA IN NIGERIA" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/information-technology-and-the-changing-role-of-mass-media-in-nigeria-4976. Accessed 06 Feb. 2023.

MLA7

Ugwu, Anderson . "INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND THE CHANGING ROLE OF MASS MEDIA IN NIGERIA". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 06 Feb. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/information-technology-and-the-changing-role-of-mass-media-in-nigeria-4976 >.

Chicago

Ugwu, Anderson . "INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND THE CHANGING ROLE OF MASS MEDIA IN NIGERIA" Afribary (2018). Accessed February 06, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/information-technology-and-the-changing-role-of-mass-media-in-nigeria-4976